But money is not enough. Alex Cross' investigation has gotten under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross' entire team, one person at a time - before coming after Cross himself.
Amid all this, Cross' relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart because of her fears about his work, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure rises on every front, until an explosive, shocking climax in which the Mastermind escalates his crimes to an unprecedented level, and Alex Cross risks everything to stop him in time.
©2000 by James Patterson, All Rights Reserved; (P)2000 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
"While there's nothing subtle in this novel, every blatant element is packaged for maximum effect: roses may be red, but Patterson's newest is green all the way." (Publishers Weekly)
"Alex Cross, Patterson's detective hero, is back in a thriller that is guaranteed to hold his many fans spellbound...Patterson keeps the pages turning all the way up to the jaw-dropping conclusion." (Booklist)
"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination." (New York Times Book Review)
I loved this book, especially the very surprising, and shocking twist at the very very end. I was put off, however, by a flaw in the narration. There are numerous spots where, for a sentence, maybe two, it is obviously a different narrator from Mr. Fernandez. You can tell that it wasn't that Mr. Fernandez decided to redo a sentence he flubbed, but that the audio book publisher had to fill in these spots and did so with someone who is most definitely not Mr. Fernandez. Otherwise, it is a very good book all around.
Didn't read the print version.
I like Alex Cross. I feel like I can identify with him more. I like his way of thinking and analyzing things.
I enjoyed the one-on-one non-business time Alex shared with Betsy. It seemed genuine.
Sorry, I don't think every good book should be made into a film...for me it loses something in the translation.
In my opinion this is an excellent book. The story line kept you wanting more and the end (if you can all it that) will definitely surprise you.
I had a hard time rating this book...at times i loved it, at times i couldn't stand it, and it drug on. As Patterson often does, he left a cliffhanger so you feel obligated to buy the next book. I'm not sure I'll make it through the entire Alex Cross series...
Shortly said ; "this book teaches how to hold alot of info in",and to the amount of info given I would like that to compensate in a good story build, which didn't really move my world.
I've listened to a number of audio books and this is the only one where I felt like someone was just reading to me. You can actually "hear" the changes in character by the narrator in the other books but not so in this one. The storyline was excellent as always but the narrator ruined it for me.
I really enjoyed reading the book cause there was order and excitement. The author was great but he skipped chapters, like going from chapter 2 to chapter 10 and you're lost and don't know what's going on. Chapter 16, so was my body; chapter 17, so was my mind....... who does that, that's horrible
I would compare this book to Merry Christmas Alex Cross, it's a great read but the audiobook is horrible.
If the authors read the books by order of the chapters or it was explained what the significants of the reading order was than the performances would be outstanding.
I love reading and this is actually my first experience with audio books, I've been a member for a month and I hate it because I can't enjoy the books. The authors skipping chapters and it becomes confusing, I know they're telling a story and its different from reading the book so I would really like to know if the authors are suppose to read the books this way????? I would really like to continue my membership so I'm going to give this another month but I'm really disinterested in audiobooks.I think I'm going back to reading the books myself, I've read evey book James Patterson has written and audiobooks takes away from his talent. Thank God that I didn't listen to the books beforehand because my bookshelves would be empty.
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