Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

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Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.

DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.

DON'T THINK, ALEX CROSS

But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy.

JUST RUN

Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn't noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 23, 2012 – Bestsellers Patterson and Paetro, the team behind the Women s Murder Club series for adults, launch a YA mystery series with an implausible story with no moral center and multiple ludicrous plot twists. When the parents of four hypertalented children are murdered, emotionless 16-year-old Tandy; her musical prodigy twin, Harrison; angry 10-year-old Hugo; and 20-something NFL star Matthew become both suspects and detectives. Their abusive, manipulative parents are hardly sympathetic victims (they feed their children experimental pharmaceutical drugs and dole out draconian punishments), but the locked door to their New York City penthouse suggests that only the children or their mother s live-in personal assistant could be the killers. The intriguing setup loses cohesion amid bumbling cops (key scenes revolve around their inability to find evidence right in front of them), preposterous twists, inexplicable motivations (including characters who keep secrets for their own sake), and a final revelation that cements the police officers incompetence. For writers with their crime-writing experience, Patterson and Paetro show little interest in common sense, motivation, or believable storytelling. Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews

Alex Cross, Run

By boysmumas

Great read. I had all but given up on Patterson's books, especially the Alex Cross series. His last two were pretty boring and lacked the mystery of his previous novels. I would have given a rating of 5 stars if the ending had been better. The plot just stopped and I know it will be picked up in a sequel, but when? When I finish a book, I like to have some closure instead of questioning how it will continue in another book. Patterson writes so many that I'm afraid I may pass over the next one.

Teacher

Excellent read. Really enjoyed it. Well written!

Fantastic!

This was yet another thrilling, don't want to put the book down, novel by James Patterson. The legacy of Alex Cross lives on and was very suspenseful through his pursuit of justice. A definite "Must Read" by anyone who wants to be on the edge of their seat!

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Feb 18, 2013
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Alex Cross

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