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Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain--they will do anything to keep their secrets safe.

As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable--a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.

Solve another case with Alex Cross.
©2009 James Patterson (P)2009 Hachette

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  • David
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 12-10-09

Double Crossed.. Double Good

'Never sure whether it's Patterson or the reading but Alex Cross is my hero. Along with him you worry about a crime or host of crimes, raising a family, having a love life after the terrible loss of his beloved wife and last but not least Nana Momma. Maybe it's because of the thrilling life or just the mundane those of us with families learn to love, but no matter what it is Alex Cross is the "man" . Relax and let Alex Cross take over; you wont be sorry.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Peter Jay Fernandez?????

Any reason why Peter Jay Fernandez didn't narrate this Alex Cross? I've enjoyed him as being the voice of Alex Cross for the last several in the series. Just started listening to "I, Alex Cross", but finding it difficult to get into with the new voices!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Felton
  • Emory, TX, United States
  • 01-21-10

Weak Plot

Without a doubt this was the worst narrated book I have lisented to. One narrator would do an African American dialect and the other would try the most terrible british cockney accent I have ever heard. With the attempts at black sounding dialect it sounded almost racist. It reminded me of Prissy in Gone With The Wind! Patterson spent several chapters detailing the medical problems of Cross's grandmother. This brought nothing to the story and was as if he needed extra pages to fill the book. The plot was very weak and within a couple of chapters you know who the killer is.
This was a major disappointment after all the hype this book received when it was released. Someone should tell the narrators that everyone in Washington DC does not have a black southern accent! I would not recommend this book because of the narration.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Might be my last Alex Cross book

These books have left storylines developing the main characters and turned into "get a story out quick and try to be as shocking as possible." We love these characters and now the stories are just unnecessarily sexually graphic. Get back to telling us about the main characters and maybe I'll come back to the Alex Cross series.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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I have never been disappointed with James Patterson and this one has lived up to that expectation. so good it was hard to put down.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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If you're a fan, you'll read it anyway!

You don’t need a recommendation if you are a fan of James Patterson or Alex Cross because you’re going to read the book no matter what. This is book #16 in the series; I think the series is up to #20 by now.

I don’t usually like theses types of sexual-serial-killer novels; it’s kind of lowest common denominator kind of stuff so I’m glad it was short!! Any shorter and he would have had to write it in point form / 400 pages (or 7 ½ hours on audio), with over 100 chapters.

This wasn’t a bad read, but I am not hooked. I might read another one one day, but I won’t be making a point of going back to read the instalments I’ve missed!... but since James Patterson is so popular, and it’s been since 2006 that I’ve read one of his books (I read #11 “Mary Mary” about 6 years ago and remember liking it… but don’t ask me now what it was about!), PLUS this one was short AND on sale - I gave it a shot; wasn’t overly impressed.

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This was the first Patterson book for me and I enjoyed listening to it. However, it did not really stand out to me as a book that I would go back and read again. Nor do I plan to go looking for other Patterson books to listen to. It was generic enough that I have trouble even remembering the major points of the story line. It was a decent listen, but came across as a standard run-of-the-mill whodunit with typical twists in the story line. Listen to it for 1 credit? Maybe if you have too many credits saved up. Otherwise, wait for the movie to come out and go to DVD so you can rent it for $2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Mawkish and transparent, I had this one figured out early, way early. Grandma's imminent death is a cheap trick to add some suspense to this dog. A complete reach of a plot. The Cross series is a straight ride downhill.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just average

Love Patterson...but this one was hard to get through..Way too much 'nanna'...nobody cares about nanna.

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