Cross (Alex Cross, #12)



Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive bys in D.C s rough neighborhoods.Years later, still haunted by his wife s death, Cross is making a bold move in his life Now a free agent from the police and the FBI, he s set up practice as a psychologist once again His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex is finally getting in order He even has a chance at a new love.Then Cross s former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier When the case reveals a connection to Maria s death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life.From the man USA TODAY has called the master of the genre, CROSS is the high velocity thriller James Patterson and Alex Cross s fans have waited years to read and the pinnacle of the bestselling detective series of the past two decades.This novel was originally published under the title Cross The movie tie in editions are published under the title Alex Cross less Best Read Cross (Alex Cross, #12) by James Patterson For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tiffanydaniels.co.ukCross (Alex Cross, #12)

Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has createdenduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series As of January 2016, he has sold over 375 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has createdenduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series As of January 2016, he has sold over 375 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and is the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community James Patterson has donatedthan one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country In 2015, He donated 1.75 million to public school libraries throughout the United States, 1 million to independent bookstores, and an additional 250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees He also gave 1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.Patterson has recently donated over 26 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty four colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebo

Cross (Alex Cross, #12)  By James Patterson IBN : 0316159794 Format : Hardcover – tiffanydaniels.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 393 pages
  • Cross (Alex Cross, #12)
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 14 January 2018
  • 0316159794

10 thoughts on “Cross (Alex Cross, #12)

  1. says:

    I may have made a mistake with these books Usually I am quite anal about series and I start at number one and move through in order For some reason I did not do this with Alex Cross and I am now starting to regret it Sure, each story works on its own but, read at random, sometimes Alex is married, sometimes he is not, then he has two children, then he has three, then he has two again People get recalled from previous books and I don t know who they are Th...

  2. says:

    Being a big Patterson fan and following the character of Alex Cross through all of the his books I am sad to say that I am really beginning to get tired of him It really pains me to say that because I have come to really like all of the characters that have been created within the Cross series but it just feels like there is very little life left in Alex Cross The stories are beginning to sound the same and the endings are becoming very predictable To be honest I only finished this book out o Being a big Patterson fan and following the character of Alex Cross through all of the his books I am sad to say that I am really beginning to get tired of him It really pains me to say that because I have come to really like all of the characters that have been created within the Cross series but it just feels like there is very little life left in Alex Cross The stories are beginning to sound the same and the endings are becomi...

  3. says:

    James Patterson owes Hollywood a debt of gratitude If it wasn t for the movie version of this book, I would not be writing this review In fact, if it wasn t for this movie, I would not have read the past three Cross novels, ever I am not a fan of James Patterson His writing is beyond abominable This will come as no surprise to those of you that have read my previous reviews of Patterson s Cross series But Patterson does have one redeeming quality he has a storyteller s heart The action James Patterson owes Hollywood a debt of gratitude If it wasn t for the movie version of this book, I would not be writing this review In fact, if ...

  4. says:

    I used to love James Patterson books I loved Alex Cross badass persona complemented by his squishy in the center role as a family man But lately I ve chosen to stay away from Patterson s books The bloom is off the rose, so to speak I honestly believe that the sheer volume of his work has caused the stories to be diluted somewhat I read Big Bad Wolf in September, and was incredibly disappointed However, because I have been with this character of Alex Cross for over a decade now, and I wa I used to love James Patterson books I loved Alex Cross badass persona complemented by his squishy in the center role as a family man But lately I ve chosen to stay away from Patterson s books The bloom is off the rose, so to speak I honestly believe that the sheer volume of his work has caused the stories to be diluted somewhat I read Big Bad Wolf in September, and was incredibly disappointed However, because I have been with this character of Alex Cross for over a decade now, a...

  5. says:

    I like James Patterson s style and his method of story telling The action moves along quickly and the characters, while not all that memorable, are suitably likable or villainous It s a real page turner, as forensic psychologist Alex Cross tracks down the sadistic mafia killer known as The Butcher, the man who killed Cross s wife ten years earlier.However,there s one thing about this book that drove me batty Patterson has a series of Alex Cross books most notably Along Came A Spider , made I like James Patterson s style and his method of story telling The action moves along quickly and the characters, while not all that memorable, are suitably likable or villainous It s a real page turner, as forensic psychologist Alex Cross tracks down the sadistic mafia killer known as The Butcher, the man who killed Cross s wife ten years earlier.However,there s one thing about this book that drove me batty Patterson has a series of Alex Cross books most notably Along Came A Spider , made into a film with Morgan Freeman Cross is not the first in the series, although it is the first one I ve read Cross starts off in 1993 with the happy Cross family, Alex, Maria and their two small children with another one on the way Maria is murdered and Alex is left to raise their son and daughter with the help of his grandmother.But when Patterson jumps to 2006, Alex has a third child, a three or four year old boy named Ali and never once does he say how this child came to join the Cross famil...

  6. says:

    An Alex cross book which he finds out who killed his wife back in 1993 must admit wasn t who I thought it was.

  7. says:

    very traditional I tried but can t complete it

  8. says:

    After finishing the last book I thought and repeated that thought in my review of Mary Mary that James Patterson was in need of shaking up the formula for Alex Cross There had been a few too many similarities sneaking into his novels and it was starting to get in the way of the story I am happy to report that the author must have thought the same thing after writing Mary Mary as this one begins to mix it up a bit Obviously there is still a murderer to be caught but for the first time Alex C After finishing the last book I thought and repeated that thought in my review of Mary Mary that James Patterson was in need of shaking up the formula for Alex Cross There had been a few too many similarities sneaking into his novels and it was starting to get in the way of the story I am happy to report that the author must have thought the same thing after writing Mary Mary as this one begins to mix it up a bit Obviously there is still a murderer to be caught but for the firs...

  9. says:

    Quando vi o an ncio da publica o do livro fiquei curioso Contudo, verifiquei que j era o 12 da s rie Alex Cross Continuo a manifestar o meu total desagrado pelas editoras pegarem nas s ries a meio e n o publicarem depois em ordem Mas vamos ao livro Conta nos o percurso de opostos Dum lado temos o pr prio Alex Cross, e a sua vida normal, com a mulher que ama e os seus filhos No outro oposto temos um assassino impiedoso que mata de uma forma agoniante, com um bisturi.A vida dos dois est Quando vi o an ncio da publica o do livro fiquei curioso Contudo, verifiquei que j era o 12 da s rie Alex Cross Continuo a manifestar o meu total desagrado pelas editoras pegarem nas s ries a meio e n o publicarem depois em ordem Mas vamos ao livro Conta nos o percurso de opostos Dum lado temos o pr prio Alex Cross, e a sua vida normal, com a mulher que ama e os seus filhos No outro oposto temos um assassino impiedoso que mata de uma forma agoniante, com um bisturi.A vida dos dois...

  10. says:

    I don t know why I keep doing this to myself The Cross books are certainly better than some of the others Patterson keeps churning out with his co authors That being said, they aren t as good as they used to be I think I ve come to the conclusion that all good series must come to an end and this one is another that is ready After many years, Alex and his friend Sampson are on the trail of the person Alex thinks killed his wife Maria, The Butcher of Sligo Alex quits the FBI and goes off on I don t know why I keep doing this to myself The Cross books are certainly better than some of the others Patterson keeps churning out with his co authors That being said, they aren t as good as they used to be I think I ve come to the conclusion that all good series must come to an end and this one is another that is ready After many years, Alex and his friend Sampson are on the trail of the person Alex thinks killed his wife Maria, The Butcher of Sligo Alex quits the FBI and goes off on his own with his good friend John Sampson He and Sampson investigate a series of rapes in DC Eventually they tie the rapes to murders that are being committed by the Butcher a mob hit man and to Maria s murder So...

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