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In this latest thriller from perennial bestselling author James Patterson, Washington cop Alex Cross gets involved in his partner's effort to save the life of an old Army buddy who's facing execution for a horrendous and inexplicable murder spree in North Carolina. The Army's evidence against Sergeant Ellis Cooper, a decorated Vietnam vet, is overwhelming, which isn't surprising since it's all been planted by a quartet of killers whose reason for framing the erstwhile hero isn't revealed until long after they are. The big secret is who set the murderers loose, and in true cliffhanger fashion, Patterson keeps it under wraps until the very end. Meanwhile, his usual blend of action, violence, fast pacing and uninspired-though-serviceable prose prevail, and will probably do so all the way to the top of the bestseller lists. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This audio version of Patterson's latest Alex Cross thriller moves smoothly and with great energy. The story is one of Patterson's best: just as Cross is about to retire from the Washington, D.C., police and head out to California to pursue an attractive romantic possibility, he's pulled into an intriguing case in North Carolina by his partner and best friend, John Sampson, who asks Cross to help him prove that an old Vietnam colleague of Sampson's couldn't have killed three women in a particularly brutal manner. With two excellent readers splitting up the good guys' and bad guys' voices between them, the story never wanes or goes off-track. Broadway veteran Fernandez gives a strong performance of Cross and Sampson and adroitly brings Cross's crotchety grandmother to life. Emerson frighteningly portrays the villains, subtly differentiating the characters with his voice.
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When I planned to put it down, end of chapter lead me to another. Great book and series. Suggest but not neccessary to read books in orderPublished 6 months ago by Skeeter
Alex Cross and John Sampson have become my heros. To know that they can each find happiness through so much madness is food for the soul.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fast moving, past, present and a view of the future. Hard to accept that the army would not have been more up front. Good adventurePublished 13 months ago by jntame
I adore reading James Patterson's Alex Cross novels. Some one gave me "Kill Alex Cross". I enjoyed it immensely, to the point that I am going through the series, from the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. W. SIMPSON
This was another great puzzler detective mystery with lots of twists and turns. I always enjoy the references to past characters and situations. Read morePublished on March 7 2013 by Wacad
Alex Cross is back for an eighth installment in Patterson's thrilling series, only this time he's helping out his partner John Sampson look into a case in which an army buddy of... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2011 by Blood, Sweat, & Carbs
This book has everything...action, adventure, romance and suspense. It shows an even more emotional side of Alex Cross when his Nana turns ill and his feelings deepen for Jamilla. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by John H