Cross Fire by James Patterson
(Alex Cross)


5 Critic Reviews

Patterson’s writing is crisp and tight; he doesn’t waste time on unnecessary words, making each one dynamic and central to moving the story forward.
-NY Journal of Books


Wedding bells ring

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

A murderer returns

The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims' movements--information that only a Washington insider could possess.

Caught in a lethal cross fire

As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson's most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published November 15, 2010 by Little, Brown and Company. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Horror. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Oct 23 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by David Roth on Jan 13 2011

This is Alex Cross…and James Petterson at their very best. It’s a fast paced, yet intricately detailed without becoming bogged down in the myriad of minutia.

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NY Journal of Books

on Nov 15 2010

Patterson’s writing is crisp and tight; he doesn’t waste time on unnecessary words, making each one dynamic and central to moving the story forward.

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Book Reporter

on Dec 28 2010

Patterson, whose name seems to appear on a new book each month, is not slowing down; rather, he appears to be amping up...

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Reviewed by Israel Drazin on Feb 02 2011

James Patterson is at his best, most entertaining, suspenseful, and interesting when he writes by himself, without a co-author, and focuses his book on Alex Cross, as he does here.

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Below average
Reviewed by Jen Roman on Nov 08 2010’s apparent from reading Cross Fire that Patterson is just writing to put books on the shelves at bookstores.

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