About the Alex Cross Series
Written by the well-known mystery author James Patterson, the Alex Cross books are among the most popular mystery series written to date, many of which have been made into acclaimed movies, including Kiss The Girls with Morgan Freeman (playing Alex Cross) and Ashley Judd. Alex Cross, better-called dr. Alex Cross is a forensic psychology specialist and a psychologist who started out working as a detective at the Washington DC police department, eventually transitioning after to the FBI as a senior agent.
Initially, he was working as a psychologist, but after his wife got murdered, his life changed full direction with him focusing, from then on, on tracking killers and bringing them to justice. What really drew me in from the very first book are the writing style and the short chapters which can satisfy even those with the shortest attention span ever. By the time you start reading, the chapter is already over. And even more so, none of the chapters are boring. You find yourself flipping the pages and zipping through the story just to see what comes next.
Sure, the main plot is about the same: Killer does his abducting and killing deeds, Alex Cross gets on the job of tracking down said serial killer, Alex Cross and killer finally meet and eventually one party (you can guess which) wins, often with serious battle scars.
Among all the Alex Cross books I’ve read so far, I Alex Cross was probably one of my most favorite ones, next to the very first one James Patterson has ever written, Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.
Detective Alex Cross has just received a call that one of his own family members has been brutally murdered. As he delves into the case he quickly discovers that there are other similar murders. As Alex follows the clues he comes across a lot of high profile people that do not want him to investigate this case so that their secrets are not discovered and they definitely don't want him to solve it. Alex uncovers a big money private escort service that caters to the wealthy and there seems to be no limit to your fantasies as long as you have the money and credentials to get in. Alex's life has never been in so much danger but he's determined to solve this case.