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Publisher's Summary

A killer elite - six assassins - are on the loose. So is Alex Cross. 

A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross' wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. 

Alex is tasked by the new president to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?  

©2018 James Patterson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Not his best

As has been stated, not the best Alex Cross book.-- too much nonsense that isn't related to the story. What really bothers me though is the narrator. While his enunciation is impeccable, it's as though he has no grasp whatsoever of what it is he's narrating. He continually emphasizes the wrong words in the sentence, often completely changing the meaning from what the author intended. He's just reading out loud without understanding what it is he's reading. And his attempts at a British accent are laughable (though his Russian accent isn't half bad).

All in all, Mr. Blake has made the audio version of the book even less enjoyable than it might otherwise have been.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Fact checking

I’m roughly half way through and I am enjoying the story. However something has been nagging at me since the portion of the story that took place at a college basketball game. NCAA division I men’s basketball games are played in two 20 minute halves. Not four quarters as portrayed in the story. Otherwise good story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

To many subplots 🤨

This one wasn't one of my favorites in the series. To many subplots and the book was all over the place.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars

Meh

Good but not great. Narrator 's voice just doesn't fit Cross. No real reval or real interactions with puppetmasters. The best part of the story was the teaser at the end. That's the book I want to hear.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

Worst Alex Cross yet

I like the Alex cross series but this is the worst. Bad story. Too much violence. Overly dramatic.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Well done

I always enjoy an Alex Cross novel. The actors voice and effects are awesome everytime.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Another fantastic Cross adventure

I’ve been obsessed with Alex Cross for years and JP continues to keep me hooked. This was my first time using an audio format and I loved how intense the narrator got and the slight vocal changes with the characters. Now....bring on the next one!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

More improbable story than normal

It’s a good book but such an improbable plot. It’s nots not his best book by far.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

Slow

I found this book very slow and not as good as the others . Same story. Very slow !! I had a hard time finishing it. Glad it was my free book of the month bc I would of sent it back

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Decent but rushed!!!

It was a decent Cross story but seemed rushed in explanation and development. Worth a listen.

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  • Allan
  • 12-23-18

Not his best

As has been stated, not the best Alex Cross book.-- too much nonsense that isn't related to the story. What really bothers me though is the narrator. While his enunciation is impeccable, it's as though he has no grasp whatsoever of what it is he's narrating. He continually emphasizes the wrong words in the sentence, often completely changing the meaning from what the author intended. He's just reading out loud without understanding what it is he's reading. And his attempts at a British accent are laughable (though his Russian accent isn't half bad).

All in all, Mr. Blake has made the audio version of the book even less enjoyable than it might otherwise have been.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Greg
  • 12-01-18

Fact checking

I’m roughly half way through and I am enjoying the story. However something has been nagging at me since the portion of the story that took place at a college basketball game. NCAA division I men’s basketball games are played in two 20 minute halves. Not four quarters as portrayed in the story. Otherwise good story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • LaKisha Simmons
  • 11-25-18

To many subplots 🤨

This one wasn't one of my favorites in the series. To many subplots and the book was all over the place.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Steve Mathis
  • 12-14-18

Meh

Good but not great. Narrator 's voice just doesn't fit Cross. No real reval or real interactions with puppetmasters. The best part of the story was the teaser at the end. That's the book I want to hear.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-18

Worst Alex Cross yet

I like the Alex cross series but this is the worst. Bad story. Too much violence. Overly dramatic.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • KIMBERLY LONDON
  • 01-16-19

Well done

I always enjoy an Alex Cross novel. The actors voice and effects are awesome everytime.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lindsey Hemphill
  • 01-15-19

Another fantastic Cross adventure

I’ve been obsessed with Alex Cross for years and JP continues to keep me hooked. This was my first time using an audio format and I loved how intense the narrator got and the slight vocal changes with the characters. Now....bring on the next one!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Darbys Mom
  • 01-15-19

More improbable story than normal

It’s a good book but such an improbable plot. It’s nots not his best book by far.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • medasst08
  • 01-14-19

Slow

I found this book very slow and not as good as the others . Same story. Very slow !! I had a hard time finishing it. Glad it was my free book of the month bc I would of sent it back

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • The Alchemist
  • 01-13-19

Decent but rushed!!!

It was a decent Cross story but seemed rushed in explanation and development. Worth a listen.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Allan
  • 12-23-18

Not his best

As has been stated, not the best Alex Cross book.-- too much nonsense that isn't related to the story. What really bothers me though is the narrator. While his enunciation is impeccable, it's as though he has no grasp whatsoever of what it is he's narrating. He continually emphasizes the wrong words in the sentence, often completely changing the meaning from what the author intended. He's just reading out loud without understanding what it is he's reading. And his attempts at a British accent are laughable (though his Russian accent isn't half bad).

All in all, Mr. Blake has made the audio version of the book even less enjoyable than it might otherwise have been.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Greg
  • 12-01-18

Fact checking

I’m roughly half way through and I am enjoying the story. However something has been nagging at me since the portion of the story that took place at a college basketball game. NCAA division I men’s basketball games are played in two 20 minute halves. Not four quarters as portrayed in the story. Otherwise good story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • LaKisha Simmons
  • 11-25-18

To many subplots 🤨

This one wasn't one of my favorites in the series. To many subplots and the book was all over the place.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Steve Mathis
  • 12-14-18

Meh

Good but not great. Narrator 's voice just doesn't fit Cross. No real reval or real interactions with puppetmasters. The best part of the story was the teaser at the end. That's the book I want to hear.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-18

Worst Alex Cross yet

I like the Alex cross series but this is the worst. Bad story. Too much violence. Overly dramatic.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KIMBERLY LONDON
  • 01-16-19

Well done

I always enjoy an Alex Cross novel. The actors voice and effects are awesome everytime.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lindsey Hemphill
  • 01-15-19

Another fantastic Cross adventure

I’ve been obsessed with Alex Cross for years and JP continues to keep me hooked. This was my first time using an audio format and I loved how intense the narrator got and the slight vocal changes with the characters. Now....bring on the next one!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Darbys Mom
  • 01-15-19

More improbable story than normal

It’s a good book but such an improbable plot. It’s nots not his best book by far.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • medasst08
  • 01-14-19

Slow

I found this book very slow and not as good as the others . Same story. Very slow !! I had a hard time finishing it. Glad it was my free book of the month bc I would of sent it back

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • The Alchemist
  • 01-13-19

Decent but rushed!!!

It was a decent Cross story but seemed rushed in explanation and development. Worth a listen.