Roses Are Red by James Patterson
(Alex Cross)

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In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind.

In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building - and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter.

Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work - the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a personal crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.

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 October 1, 2000 by Little, Brown and Company. 412 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Horror. Fiction

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Alex Cross is back--and that alone will have this novel crowning bestseller lists, a feat Patterson's books have achieved often of late, both his Cross (Pop Goes the Weasel) and non-Cross (Cradle and

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Book Reporter

And just as his girlfriend Christine is about to leave Washington for good, with Alex Junior to be handed over to his dad, Alex's daughter Jannie begins a frightening series of seizures.

Nov 01 2000 | Read Full Review of Roses Are Red (Alex Cross)

Book Reporter

As Robert Parker has his Spenser, so does James Patterson have his Alex Cross.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Roses Are Red (Alex Cross)

Entertainment Weekly

James Patterson's Roses Are Red hauls back Alex Cross (played by Morgan Freeman in 1997's ''Kiss the Girls'') in all his improbable perfection.

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