Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer with a conscience.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread: The victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.
As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
©2016 James Patterson (P)2016 Hachette Audio
I've read them all since book one, and this doesn't disappoint. it's suspenseful and has the characters we all know and love. It goes by too quickly!
I really like the Alex Cross series, but I think this was the most disappointing one I have heard. the storyline was ok, but the narrator changed and he was kind of bland.
I couldn't hear or follow the story because of the constant interruptions of loud explosions, bangs and other noisy theatrics.
Just tell me the story, let my own imagination soar. I've enjoyed Harry Bosch for so many years but can't get through even the first half hour of this one.
Narrators were fine.
Couldn't get to the story so no. I feel so let down, as I was looking forward to it.
I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.
This was a solid story but I only gave it 4 stars because of the annoying sound effects. They were too loud and greatly annoyed me. There was almost no character development in the book and all action. It was worth listening to but not my favorite Cross book.
This is Book 24 in the Alex Cross series. It was riveting. There were two events going on at the same time, a motorcyclist who sped up behind unsuspecting drivers who were usually doing something illegal like speeding or texting, and shot them in the head. The other event was the drive by shooting of the Chief of Detectives and his female friend exiting a grocery store. Are they related? Alex and John Sampson, his sidekick in every book, investigate and think the drive by is too neat the way a suicide seems to point as the killer. But, the chief of police wants to close the case so he pushes to accept the evidence. In his mind, one case closed. But, further investigation pushes for another shooter. The case of the motorcyclist killer is proving more involved and several vigilante killings follow. While all this is going on, Alex has a private life at home and his daughter is a track star, his nanamoma is trying out her cooking skills, but the ending if the real kicker. You must read this book if you are a fan of Alex Cross. But, if you are new don't start here but start at the beginning. You have a wonderful experience ahead of you. I listened to this one on audible and found it well done but the sound effects detracted from the story which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. James Patterson still has it proven by his many bestsellers.
I have read or listened to all Cross novels to date. When I saw James Patterson on TV promoting his Cross the Line as his "best Cross novel yet" I was excited. Well, this is far from the best Cross novel. The story line does not flow and the intertwining of 2 totally unassociated crimes don't fit. I have always enjoyed how Patterson builds character for past Cross villians like Gary Soneji, the Wolf, Kyle Craig, etc but there was none in this novel. The bad guys were not nearly as scary as villians in the past. The book also spends too much time in Alex's personal life that adds nothing to the story line. The last chapter about nana mama is just corny as they come. The narrator was also lacking in performance. He just butchered the female characters.
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