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A double homicide in the nation's capital opens the psychological case files - on Detective Alex Cross.

Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public - she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers - and across Alex Cross's mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more. 

While John Sampson of DC Metro Police investigates the last movements of Christopher Randall, the educator killed along with Kay Willingham, detective Alex Cross and FBI special agent Ned Mahoney find unanswered questions from Willingham's past, before she arrived in DC and became known in Washington society as someone who could make things happen. They travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. There they find a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, all of them closed to outsiders like Cross and Mahoney.

Kay had many enemies, but all of them seemed to need her alive. The harder the investigators push, the more resistance they find when they leave behind the genteel law offices and doctors' quarters of the state capital. Alex Cross will need to use all his skills as a doctor, a detective, and a family man to prevent that resistance from turning lethal...again.

©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

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Narration Ruins Book

I've listened to audio books since they were on cassette tapes, and this is the worst narration I've ever heard. If it hadn't been an Alex Cross book, I'd have quit. I will not buy another one done by Brad Sanders.

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Who is this guy?!!

I hate this narrator's voice so much, I'm lost on the story! Where's Michael Boatman? Andre Braugher? Or my favorite, Peter Jay Hernandez? This narrator has Alex sounding like Sampson gargling rocks and Sampson sounding like Alex. It is soooooo wrong!!

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Excellent!

I have read most of James Patterson’s books and this is the best one in quite a while!

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Great story but so so narration

I've listened to Alex Cross since day one and this is another great story, I'm still listening but am very disappointed in the reader. I've gotten used to the voices and accents over the years and now here comes a new reader changing the voices and accents. It kind of takes away some of the enjoyment of the book. I still like Cross but not as much fun.

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Not his best. Too many different pieces to the story. Narration was choppy and didn’t sound natural.

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wow! I am ready for more! bemett and boxer too.

great book. i would love another michael Bennett and Lindsey boxer too.please allow the existing books to be recorded. i have listened to all rhat are available multiple times I am a super fan thanks!!!!

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He did it again

I’m never disappointed with his books. I always eagerly look forward to his next. I especially like the Women’s Murder Club Series Thanks

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Another great book

I have never been disappointed with his works , and love the audio which gives me the freedom to listen and continue my art.

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Amazing Read!

One of his best yet. I couldn't stop listening. Has everything one wants in a great book!!!!!!!