It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything - and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days.
Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross will be a holiday classic for years to come.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I am a fan of the Alex Cross series but this one was a disappointment. The book was much shorter than most of the Alex Cross books, and the lack of character development obvious. And rather than being left with a warm holiday feeling, my main emotion was annoyance at the annoying whining grandmother and wife who couldn't accept that a police officer might be subject to being called out on a Holiday. It was totally unbelievable that Bree would go to a hostage situation and ask that Alex go home.
Put some effort into it. A side story about the new foster child might have added to my interest.
Why was this 6 hour book broken into two parts? Come on Audible, we don't need to "make the download faster" with a story this short.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fast paced thriller.
My most memorable part of the story is where Alex is in pursuit of a female villain who has a phobia of dogs. I will say no more. Wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone.
This book did not keep me up nights wanting to finish.
A friend got me hooked on the “Women’s Murder Club” series and James Patterson but I had not read any of the Alex Cross series until this book and I am very ambivalent about it.
As I read the book I kept thinking “Get Real”. This guy, Cross, is THE only cop in the city that can do any police work and on top of that has to do the job of the FBI and all in one night? First he has to solve a robbery, then he has to defuse a hostage situation, and to top the day off he works on a terrorism case involving a terrorist named Hala Al Dossari who he has apparently been involved with in the past. This terrorist situation has this superhero saving the world. All of this is in a very short book and in one night. PLEASE>>>
Although it is fast-paced and has some great twists with Hala’s disguises and the poison it was a huge disappointment because no part of it was in any way believable.
It is three loosely connected short stories and then the book abruptly ends.
Alex is running out of original ideas; this is 2 mini worthless unrelated stories combined into 1 book. Really no excitement; no thrill; no ride to go on ... I was very disappointed.
Intense, Sad & quick
the speed and nanna mama
They bring a nice pace to the story.
yes you can!
I like any thing James Patterson writes
good but there have been some better
all were good
time of year sad (Christmas)
I will probably not read hard covers or paper backs ,i am all for audidible !!!!
I love the Alex Cross series, but this one did not meet standards. I felt that it was rushed from beginning to end.
It was a quick read with the usual good narration.
OK. Better than recent Patterson offerings. Expect a little diversion and this delivers. But not really a book. Two, totally unconnected plot ideas brought together by the Cross character.
I love all the Alex Cross books. I don't know if I like one better than another.
When Alex goes into the house with the hostage taker.
it was going good until the bs part where his wife shows up at the staging location.
As a cops wife I would NEVER have shown up at his job and tried to whine and guilt him into leaving a crime scene. Every LEO family knows how important their job is and it is awful that James Patterson felt we should be portrayed this way. Secondly, his wife is supposed to be a LEO herself ... no way would that ever happen. I had wanted to read the entire series, don't think I want to read any more Patterson
No. Ive not heard any of his other stories, but he did fine for what this story offered.
I ve listed to the story a couple times and it just makes me more angry. I don't think I will be buying any more stories about Alex Cross.
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