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Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school – an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close.

A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge.

With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. But even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper – and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in.

A full-throttle thriller with unstoppable action, unrestrained emotion, and relentless suspense, Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel James Patterson has ever written.

©2011 James Patterson (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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Fast paced action, suspense & excellent narration.

This book is hard to put down. It engages the reader from start to finish. A polished production and narration that I found very appealing have induced me to immediately start my next Alex Cross adventure.

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Killer storyline - Alex Cross at his best

Where does Kill Alex Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top - I love the writing of James Patterson and in particular the Alex Cross series

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alex - he is the story

Have you listened to any of Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time to their performance

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Only thing that could have made this more amazing is if the marathon was by Morgan Freeman.

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  • Deana
  • Aratula, Australia
  • 02-04-12

Narrators make all the difference

Would you listen to Kill Alex Cross again? Why?

Only if it was narrated by different people

What did you like best about this story?

It always kept moving forward at a fast pace. Wanted to keep listening.

Did Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

While these gentlemen did a good job. I am afraid I have heard better. I very much like the narrator from

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you can

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  • Janie
  • CAIRNS, Australia
  • 12-05-11

a bit disappointed!

I didn't enjoy this as much as some of the others. It got a bit bogged down in technology and periferal stuff to the detriment and neglect of the personalities involved. James, lets get back to Alex, his wife and his life within the plot and a bit more involvement and empathy with the victims would have made for a more interesting read/listen.

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  • taluth
  • 04-13-13

EXCELLENT ALEX CROSS BOOK

A fantastic book in the series,i have read all previous 17 books and i think this is another great read the auther has really bought together modern day terrorist issues into the book gripping at times and great characters and a fantastic narator reading the book definatly a 10 out of 10 book and would highly reccomend it cant wait for the the next read.

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  • G
  • 08-24-17

love it!! highly recommend

I thought the narrative was great, another amazing book by JP. highly recommend to purchase

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  • stowx83
  • 06-27-16

fantastic book and great narration

great gripping story and quality narration. overall recommend this book especially if reader is familiar with the previous books in the series

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  • Mrs. A. Wood
  • 01-14-16

Another great story.

Great story and story telling. Didn't want it to end and am very keen to start the next one

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  • cbeauty
  • 12-12-17

very well done. as always.

very well read. love the dramatic sounds which are inserted, makes the story much more enjoyable.