Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

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However, much to my pleasant surprise, Kill Alex Cross turned out to be a stand-out novel, and perhaps the best since Four Blind Mice...
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Synopsis

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!
 

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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 14, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 361 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Dec 04 2011
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Critic reviews for Kill Alex Cross
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Mar 12 2016

A Muslim terrorist subplot to destabilize the federal government does little to redeem the tired main plot. Patterson neither sweats the details nor invests his lead with more than two dimensions.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Nov 17 2011

Patterson’s narrative style propels readers through the book like a locomotive through tissue paper.

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Washington Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Denise Mina on Jan 06 2012

It is classic Patterson and the kind of book that can take your mind off a plane trip as long as it isn’t too long.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Lisa Scottoline on Nov 11 2011

Underneath the fast-and-furious action, Patterson is exploring what it means to be a father, a man and, ultimately, a human being in an increasingly complex and dangerous world.

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Always With a Book

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Dec 06 2011

The ending is a typically great, surprising Patterson ending that you'll want to read more than once to make sure you really got it.

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Civilian Reader

Good
Reviewed by Stefan Fergus on Mar 05 2012

However, much to my pleasant surprise, Kill Alex Cross turned out to be a stand-out novel, and perhaps the best since Four Blind Mice...

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MY READING ROOM

Good
Reviewed by Crystal on Aug 11 2011

But most of all I like seeing Alex on the case and I got plenty of that in this one.

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