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)
Only if the author decides to stop before the end.
Performance was fine
This was a con. He builds up the story in true Patterson style. In fact it was a really good story ...and then before he ends the story just the climax is reached, the author jumps in and announces that he decided not to finish the novel??? What???? I presume he plans to build this into a sequel, but in fact he did not actually say that. He simply waffled on about trying a different style of ending. More to the point, the publisher did not say anywhere that the book suddenly stops right at the climax with no conclusion!!! This was the cheapest trick I have seen in a long time.
An avid reader and listener with eclectic tastes... One unifying them is my love of humor, mystery and great narration.
This installment of the series as is good as his previous works. To prevent spoiling any aspect- I will say it's a good thing the author read a disclaimer at the end to debrief the reader!
Finish the story - don't put it in another book
yes- only goal was to try to get me to buy the ending... deceiving
First time he has left me disappointed
Not sure if Patterson dislikes his readers or just thinks we are chumps. This book suggests chumps. If he didn't have time to finish this book he should have delayed its release. But there must of been pressure inside the Patterson writing factory to hit send to the publisher. Why go to the trouble of finishing it if people like me will buy it anyway.Fool me once... This is my last contribution to Patterson Inc for the once interesting Cross series. Hey, shouldn't truth in packaging require him to at least call this Cross My Heart - Part One? Waste of time. Move on. But thanks for the author's note at the end of a book. Was this an honest to goodness apology letter to keeping people to return their books to stores before he hit best seller status.
Although the ending was unexpected, the intensity of the story leaves you feeling the pain and agony experienced by a man whose life was perfect one moment and totally destroyed the next. I could' t wait until Alex started kicking butt!! However, I guess, I must.
I really thought James Patterson hit a home run with this book.....I'll pre-order the next one in the series!!!
More action and less of Alex's thoughts. Half the book was just what Alex was thinking.
I felt like it was a deliberate jacking around of the reader. It was not useful in any way. It was just an excuse to sell another book to the reader. I will NOT buy it!
All the voices and accents were too similar. One time when Alex was thinking in his head, the voice became that of Ali rather than Alex.
The post death rantings by Alex.
I have always looked forward to the next Patterson book, but not any more. I won't read another.
As a huge James Patterson fan, I found the overall story okay but overall very disappointing work
One of the best
Yes it did.Couldn't put it down, wanted to find out what happened next
Started with the first chapter
When he found Ava
YES!!!! When is the next book cing out??? Siting on the edge of my seat waiting for the continuation of Cross My Heart I would love to say that the readers that youchose Michael and Tom are wonderful!!!!!! Keep them reading!!!!!!!
Somebody has to get Mr Patterson and hang him up by his toes!!!!! To let the readers and listeners just hang in suspense has to be a crime. The book is great and the suspense is sometimes over whelming. It keeps you on the edge and wanting more. I hope the next chapters are written soon, the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unbelievable, bad ending.
Not as well written.There's a lot to like about the book. I just find that leaving a story the way this one ended isn't enjoyable. Now I have to wait till he decides to finish the story in another book and who knows when that will be. He's my favorite author but I'm to the point of giving up. I didn't care for his last book in the Woman's Club mysteries felt too much was left out. And now with this one ending the way it did. Not sure if i'll buy it or just wait till I can get it at my local library. He really needs to try not to spread himself around so much and go back to writing with out guest writers. He's books before he used so many other authors were better written.
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