Cross




      Cross
Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive bys in D.C s rough neighborhoods.Years later, still haunted by his wife s death, Cross is making a bold move in his life Now a free agent from the police and the FBI, he s set up practice as a psychologist once again His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex is finally getting in order He even has a chance at a new love.Then Cross s former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier When the case reveals a connection to Maria s death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life.From the man USA TODAY has called the master of the genre, CROSS is the high velocity thriller James Patterson and Alex Cross s fans have waited years to read and the pinnacle of the bestselling detective series of the past two decades.This novel was originally published under the title Cross The movie tie in editions are published under the title Alex Cross less Download Cross By James Patterson – bluevapours.co.uk

Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has createdenduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016 James Patterson has donatedthan one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated 7.25 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and 2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donatedthan one million books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors Patterson s awards for adult and children s literature include the Edgar Award, the International

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  • Hardcover
  • 393 pages
  • Cross
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 0316159794

10 thoughts on “ Cross

  1. Phrynne says:

    I may have made a mistake with these books Usually I am quite anal about series and I start at number one and move through in order For some reason I did not do this with Alex Cross and I am now starting to regret it Sure, each story works on its own but, read at random, sometimes Alex is married, sometimes he is not, then he has two children, then he has three, then he has two again People get recalled from previous books and I don t know who they are This problem seriously affected this pa I may have...

  2. Suzanne says:

    This is the Alex Cross book I have been waiting to read where he finds out who killed his wife years ago It did not disappoint Alex is now working as a full time psychologist in private practice but is right back into the investigation world when things warm up his wife s cold case This one was very fast paced and as a reader that is now a dozen books in on the series, I felt invested into Alex finding out who killed his wife I think that is the best part of series you get addicted and inv This is the Alex Cross book I have been waiting to read where he finds out who killed his wife years ago It did not disappoint Alex is now working as a full time psychologist in priva...

  3. Christopher Jones says:

    Being a big Patterson fan and following the character of Alex Cross through all of the his books I am sad to say that I am really beginning to get tired of him It really pains me to say that because I have come to really like all of the characters that have been created within the Cross series but it just feels like there is very little life left in Alex Cross The stories are beginning to sound the same and the endings are becoming very predictable To be honest I only finished this book out o Being a big Patterson fan and following the character of Alex Cross through all of the his books I am sad to say that I am really beginning to get tired of him It really pains me to say that because I have come to really like all of the characters that have been created within the Cross series but it just feels like th...

  4. TK421 says:

    James Patterson owes Hollywood a debt of gratitude If it wasn t for the movie version of this book, I would not be writing this review In fact, if it wasn t for this movie, I would not have read the past three Cross novels, ever I am not a fan of James Patterson His writing is beyond abominable This will come as no surprise to those of you that have read my previous reviews of Patterson s Cross series But Patterson does have one redeeming quality he has a storyteller s heart The action James Patterson owes Hollywood a debt of gratitude If it wasn t for the movie version of this book, I would not be writing this review In fact, if it wasn t for this movie, I would not have read the past three Cross novels, ever I am not a fan of James Patterson His writing is beyond abominable This will come as no surprise to those of you that have read my previous reviews of Patterson s Cross series But Patterson does have one redeeming quality he has a storyteller s heart The action was frenetic and fierce the set pieces continuously changed and the characters were only slightly annoying when it came to dialogue If I m being really honest, I would prefer no dialogue in Patterson s novels at all Okay I m done ragging on Patterson I should probably take it easy, the man does have 76 bestsellers to his name The plot of ALEX CROSS is twisted, to say the least Cross is determined to hunt down a man known as The Butcher view spoiler The Butcher killed Cross s wife hide...

  5. Amanda Fashbaugh says:

    I used to love James Patterson books I loved Alex Cross badass persona complemented by his squishy in the center role as a family man But lately I ve chosen to stay away from Patterson s books The bloom is off the rose, so to speak I honestly believe that the sheer volume of his work has caused the stories to be diluted somewhat I read Big Bad Wolf in September, and was incredibly disappointed However, because I have been with this character of Alex Cross for over a decade now, a...

  6. Judy says:

    I like James Patterson s style and his method of story telling The action moves along quickly and the characters, while not all that memorable, are suitably likable or villainous It s a real page turner, as forensic psychologist Alex Cross tracks down the sadistic mafia killer known as The Butcher, the man who killed Cross s wife ten years earlier.However,there s one thing about this book that drove me batty Patterson has a series of Alex Cross books most notably Along Came A Spider , made I like James Patterson s style and his method of story telling The action moves along quickly and the characters, while not all that memorable, are suitably likable or villainous It s a real page turner, as fore...

  7. Charlotte Smith says:

    An Alex cross book which he finds out who killed his wife back in 1993 must admit wasn t who I thought it was.

  8. Michelle (meshe) says:

    I don t know why I keep doing this to myself The Cross books are certainly better than some of the others Patterson keeps churning out with his co authors That being said, they aren t as good as they used to be I think I ve come to the conclusion that all good series must come to an end and this one is another that is ready After many years, Alex and his friend Sampson are on the trail of the person Alex thinks killed his wife Maria, The Butcher of Sligo Alex quits the FBI and goes off on I don t know why I keep doing this to myself The Cross b...

  9. Carol says:

    Second Read I just re read this book, and found the things that I didn t quite get the first time I really enjoyed it very much I thought it was one of the better Crosses, and if you like that kind of reading you probably enjoy Cross s and Sampson s friendship is one of my favorite parts It s been so good that I really enjoyed it Highly recommend.Part of the plot of this book has to do with Alex Cross wife...

  10. Gareth Otton says:

    After finishing the last book I thought and repeated that thought in my review of Mary Mary that James Patterson was in need of shaking up the formula for Alex Cross There had been a few too many similarities sneaking into his novels and it was starting to get in the way of the story I am happy to report that the author must have thought the same thing after writing Mary Mary as this one begins to mix it up a bit Obviously there is still a murderer to be caught but for the first time Alex C After finishing the last book I thought and repeated that thought in my review of Mary Mary that James Patterson was in need of shaking up the fo...

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