James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever - when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.
When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.
©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio
“Michael Boatman gives a first-rate narration in this latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A second narrator, Tom Wopat, artfully portrays the homicidal maniac who plans to destroy Alex by destroying his family. Boatman captures the tension in the plot and keeps the listener engaged with the action. His portrayal of a bereaved Alex Cross--voice trembling with despair--will have listeners spellbound. And his total command of the story is like a zip line to Alex's hell. Though the symphony of terror isn't over at the conclusion of the audiobook, fans of Michael Boatman will revel in his delivery of this captivating thriller.” (AudioFile)
"[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places." (Al Roker, The Today Show)
I really enjoyed the two story lines throughout the book. I disliked the ending
When the babies are found
Capturing in the barn....
Yes, it made me angry.
If you, like me, prefer a book with an actual ending, don't buy this until the next one comes out. I am very disappointed in the way the ending was handled. Patterson has been a favorite author for a long time but this book will make a difference in that opinion now. Dirty trick to pull on us Patterson, just tell us it's part one going in, then we can make the decision whether to wait for the sequel or not, at the very least you would know going in. I'm thinking Audible will not post this as they may consider this post to 'ruin the end' for some people. Not true, there is no end.
Yes. I have read many of his previous books
The story line was fragmented and not of the quality of his previous books. If the intent was to make Alex Cross appear more vulnerable, Mr. Patterson succeeded. There was a general lack of suspense until close to the end. The ending was a disappointment in that I felt that it was improbable and completed with the purpose of selling his next book.
Not in many instances. Poor transition between the two main plots.
I think Mr. Patterson should re-visit his concept of Alex Cross and return him to the outstanding Criminolgist that he created in the past.
An avid book reader who absolutely loves having the opportunity to carry my favorite books everywhere I go and listen to them anytime I want
How about an ending? Telling your readers that you "had to be true to Alex, and sometimes you must accept tragedy" is a bunch of crap. You ended the book this way just to string us along until the next book is written. Well, Mr. Patterson, my string is snapped. I invested almost 10 hours of my time listening to your book. You strung me along too far on this one and I am now a former fan.
I was a faithful follower of Alex Cross and couldn't wait until the next book was released. DONE.
Nothing negative to say about the narration.
As I listened, my only complaint had been the story lines. Why can't a book be written from start to finish without have more than one story line running together and flip flopping back and forth? So confusing. Then the book ended. I wasn't disappointed..... I was pissed. Can't believe I spent my money on this.
I've read (or listened to) most of the dreck James Patterson has written over the years for one simple reason, the plots kept me going and served the purpose of filling the dead time while exercising and driving. This book, on the other hand, could not hold my attention. It was boring and thoroughly unbelievable. To top it off, the ending was a non-ending, merely a segue into the next book--which I'll be forced to buy just to find out how this one ends. Bad form.I'm really getting sick and tired of the trend that's emerging of authors dragging out a single novel into a pair or a trilogy. Think the Eve Trilogy from Iris Johansen and the penultimate and final books in the Alan Gregory series by Stephen White. Cross My Heart is the perhaps the most egregious of the offenders, however. Like most Patterson novels it is the length of a long novella, following the usual formula of very short chapters numbering around one hundred. If he'd just written a real novel, this might have been salvageable, albeit still far-fetched.If you are a compulsive Alex Cross reader, you'll buy this one too, just as I did. And I bet at the end you'll feel as betrayed as I was.
Finish the book, not drag the plot over into a second book for no good reason.
The narrator was fine. It's the book that was worthless.
Why ever would I do that?
Cross Heart is not only my favorite Alex Cross book but is one of THE greatest books on Audible.
The end of the book ... but is it really?
Alex Cross, no doubt!
No, didn't make me laugh or cry. It scared the heck out of me as to what the next "page" would bring. The most tense part of the book was nearing the end.
Highly recommend this book! James Patterson is back! Hopefully, he threw all of those horrible writers and narrators out with the bath water.
Not unless he guarantees a complete book...beginning, middle and ENDING....I didn't pay for a book that doesn't finish!
No,just books that have no ending....if it is serial book, then state so!
Yes I likes the idea but was sorely disappointed at the end.
Please ! I am so annoyed I want my money back!
Book is good but does not conclude story. Even the comments at the end of the book suggest you get the next book. Suggest you not listen to this book until the follow on book is available
DO NOT GET THIS BOOK TILL THE FOLLOW UP IS AVAILABLE, AND MAYBE NOT EVEN THEN. If you dislike paying full price or 2 credits for half a book or double paying for one book, then don't. the book ends at a good halfway point with nothing resolved. the author clams this is to give us a opportunity to learn how to live with tragedy... I see it as nothing more than a gimmick that I am absolutely not a fan of. buyer be warned it's a" cliff hanger", and if you hate that as much as I do, just wait.
I listen to a book a day just about. I am 49, I love mystery, thriller, true crime. G.Guidall best reader for me.
JP makes enough money that he needs not force us to buy the next Cross book to see what happens.
End the book or give credit for free book!!!
So upsetting that James Patterson is so money hungry. What a slap in the face to his fans. I will for sure never buy another book by JP. Bootleg, copy, download and share all his work is the word many of us are spreading on this greedy selfish person. What comes around goes around James, lost all respect for you.
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