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Criss Cross

Alex Cross, Book 27
Narrated by: Andre Blake
Series: Alex Cross, Book 27
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged "investigation".

In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time, Dr. Cross."

Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as "M" lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details - details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that - were the killer to attain it - Alex's heart would no longer have reason to beat.

©2019 James Patterson (P)2019 Little, Brown & Company

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My last Alex Cross book. Juvenile writing. Terrible narration.

I have enjoyed most of the books in the Alex Cross series but this one was so far-fetched and absurd. Everything from Alex Cross’ behavior when certain events were going down to the behavior of the family members during times of crisis and the plot in general were just so far-fetched and unbelievable. I’m stretching it to give it three stars.

The complete lack of attention to security that Alex and his wife display despite their family being in danger is just not believable.

The narrator just isn’t good. It’s like he’s not even processing the actual words he is reading because he is so off with his inflection and mood. Conversations especially are not even believable the way they are narrated. It is painful to listen to him, but, the book is so bad, I don’t think even Scott Brick could save it.

I’m sad to say this may be my last Alex Cross book to read. This doesn’t even seem like it was written by James Patterson. It seems like something someone wrote for him or that he turned out in a half distracted state over one weekend as a money grab to capitalize on his popularity and the popularity of the series. I will be asking for my credit back.

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Awful, my last Patterson ...

I use to be a big fan of Patterson, but his work has deteriorated badly of over time. The story's absurd, couldn't get beyond the 5th chapter.

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Loved it!

Classic James Patterson like “Along came a spider”.

Love Nana Mama, Ali n a return of all the Cross team! Looking forward to the sequel!

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Alex

The Cross families seem to be having more than their share of trouble. Some from the past, some present, and probably into the future.

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Not for me

I'm really not sure how Mr. Patterson has sold so many books. Has he never spoken to an actual person? Nobody talks like the characters in this book. Holy over dramatization Batman! John Sanford is 10 times the author. I'll never try another Patterson novel.

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Patterson has lost his touch.

If he was aiming for over the top he got there! Over the top unreal or believable.

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crisscrossing

While I am a huge fan of Patterson and Alex Cross, I found this book hard to follow and the end of the book slightly disappointing. Who is M ? Cross says he has never seen him before, yet in the end it seems he has ?

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Why?

Why did he have to leave evidence and cheat the system? Really disappointed! I don't like it

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YAWN!!!!

I skipped thru 4 chapters and never missed anything. How boring can this storyline get?

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