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"Three-year-old boy, the father, a nanny," Kyle said one more time before he left the party. He was about to go through the door in the sun porch when he turned to me and said, "You're the right person for this. They murdered a family, Alex."Which leaves Cross free to hunt the Mastermind, the barbarous brains behind a widening series of bank robberies in which employees or their family members are held hostage and, when instructions aren't followed to the finest iota, slaughtered. Given the cases' glaring and unfathomable inhumanity, Cross's long- time DCPD partner (the wonderful giant, John Sampson) gives way to the warm, attractive, and fiercely intelligent FBI Agent Betsey Cavalierre.
As soon as Kyle was gone, I went looking for Christine. My heart sank. She had taken Alex and left without saying good-bye, without a single word.
The longer and harder Cross and Cavalierre remain on his trail, the bolder and more brutal--and shiveringly close to home--the Mastermind's strikes become. And, thanks mostly to lightning-short paragraphs and a point of view that rappels from the first-person Cross to the third-person Mastermind, the tale progresses at hot-trot speed to a bona fide doozy of a denouement. It'll be over before you know it, so sit back, hold your breath, and enjoy the show. And stay tuned for the next one. --Michael Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Quite the twist at the end. Sure made me mad. I won't give it away but you'll definately want the next book in the series.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 14 months ago by R. W. SIMPSON
I've read a few books by Patterson but it's my first book of the detective Alex Cross' series. Overall, I found this novel to be kind of bland and vanilla -- not bad but not great... Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2012 by Pat the cat
I bought this for a gift. But you can not go wrong with a James Patterson book. Count on staying up all night with his books, you cannot put them down.Published on March 18 2012 by jordan brookes
In Patterson's sixth Alex Cross thriller, we meet the "Mastermind," Cross's ultimate nemesis and the most evil villain he's faced yet. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2011 by Blood, Sweat, & Carbs
Facing personal dilemmas of his new family not wanting him involved Alex Cross again tracks a group of serial killers in this brilliant book. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2007 by pilatesveg
I just finished reading Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and really liked that book. I thought I would like this Patterson. It was okay, but the story seemed thin. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2007 by Wasilly K.