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The malign criminal genius of Roses Are Red is fixing to give Alex a hard time once again. The FBI joins Patterson's dogged cop in a particularly unsettling investigation: two San Francisco joggers have been viciously murdered and are found suspended by their feet, with all the blood drained from their corpses. And when further brutal deaths follow in California and on the East Coast, Alex is forced to contemplate the bizarre possibility of modern-day vampires, although his instincts point him to one of the many sinister religious cults that flourish on the West Coast. Aided by Jamilla Hughes, a streetwise young woman detective from San Francisco, Alex finds that he has to crack not one but two impenetrable mysteries to stop further bloodletting.
Patterson fans expect the extremely concise, page-turning chapters (116 of them here!), along with a reluctance to dawdle over details of his hero's personal life, and both characteristics are firmly back in place. If you can resist reading this one in just a few sittings, you deserve some kind of a thriller reader's medal. --Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This one had s few twists and turns that kept you wanting to turn the page. Almost wish the end had been a little more dramaticPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
James Patterson is able to get me into the book right from the beginning. Always finds a twist or turn to make it interestingPublished 10 months ago by Rose Ball
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 12 months ago by R. W. SIMPSON
I gave it as a gift to my mom and have not read it yet, I am sure it will be a nail biter as they always are.Published on Feb. 10 2012 by jordan brookes
The "Mastermind" is one again the subject in Patterson's seventh Alex Cross thriller. This time Cross must investigate two different cases; one involving the Mastermind, and the... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2011 by Blood, Sweat, & Carbs
I have almost read all of the Alex Cross books.So far none have let me down. When I started to read this book i was dissapointed because the first 100 pages were gory, grussome,... Read morePublished on July 10 2004
Looks like we are in for a series. The poem: Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you. The first two verses are books. Read morePublished on May 30 2004