Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson


Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

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!

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 03, 2011 – The 18th Alex Cross thriller (after 2010 s Cross Fire) recycles the kidnapping story line from the African-American super detective s debut, Along Came a Spider. When the U.S. president s children, 12-year-old Ethan and 14-year-old Zoe, elude their Secret Service detail by slipping out of a lecture hall window at their Washington, D.C., school, they end up the captives of a sadist, who sends the chief executive a note reading: There is no ransom. There are no demands. The price, Mr. President, is knowing that you will never see your children again. After some perfunctory turf battles, Cross, who s with the D.C. Metropolitan police, gets assigned to the case, but he takes much longer than most readers will to identify the abductor. 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.

Customer Reviews


If you are an Alex Cross fan you will love this book!!

An Interesting Start

The first ( free ) 27 were enough to hook me. First book by this author for me, I will buy and read more for sure!

Kill Alex Cross

Kill Alex Cross ended with one of my favorite detectives still very much alive, but this book killed him for me.

The plot must have been designed by a committee using "cut and paste" to string together enough words to make the Christmas book market. What a waste of my time and money!

Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 14, 2011
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 18, Alex Cross

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