Cross the Line

Cross the Line

Alex Cross Series, Book 24

eBook - 2016
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In all of Alex Cross's years with Homicide, Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous.After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead: what looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister. But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he's called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home: Washington's own chief of detectives. And Alex's former boss, beloved mentor of Alex's wife, Bree.Now there's a killer on the loose, a long list of possible suspects, a city in panic, and nobody in charge of the besieged police force.Until Bree gets tapped for the job.As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases, new violence stuns the capital. What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point.And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, with a terrifying master plan he's only begun to put in motion. To beat him at his own game, Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of commission...permanently.
Publisher: 2016.
ISBN: 9780316290166
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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Jul 25, 2017

It was so nice to have an Alex Cross book again. Although the book didn't have the depth of James Patterson's earlier books, it was a good read. The ending was a little flimsy but I still liked it.

Jul 16, 2017

I have read about 3 of the Alex Cross book/James Patterson. Know he's popular, buton this one, he just "mailed it in". It was terrible - and the insertion of the families' activities (all overachievers in their on way) and conversations, particularly those of his "Nana Mama", were insipid. After the first three chapters of those, I just skipped the rest - they added nothing to the story. Ugh. Also, thought Patterson or editors were asleep in a few spots. Early on he described one of the protagonists as having a cap pulled down on his head, then shortly after said the person had "spiky hair". (How does he notice that when the person had the cap pulled down?) And, the story ends with one of the bad guys still on the loose with a container of Sarin gas, but Patterson lazily lets the book run out with the lame phraseology that everyone knows who he is and he will be caught soon..." , and with "Nana Mama" winning the lottery - after Cross secretly changed the numbers she always played. PUH-LEASE!

Jun 22, 2017

This is a great revenge story; dumb broad texting--take her out. Thugs and drugs bugs--take them out. Then Patterson gets taken with himself and incorporates a cheesy ending that could have been left out, for the better.

Apr 01, 2017

The story starts well and builds through the story, but like most of Patterson's novels the ending is disappointing. It's almost as if Patterson gets bored with his story and looks for quick ways to bring his stories to an end. As they say in Monty Python, "ooh, I thought that was a bit predictable!".
Having said that, for people looking for a uncomplicated mystery/thriller that is an easy read this is a good read.

Mar 08, 2017

One of the best. This one kept me on my toes until the end. I love James Patterson and the Alex Cross series as well as The Murder Club , Private and Michael Bennett books.

Mar 06, 2017

I love the Cross series. Though the plots are similar I still enjoy reading each book as soon as I can get my hands on it!

Jan 29, 2017

I love Alex Cross.

joeroyal Jan 28, 2017

Thank goodness James Patterson wrote this alone and not any of his Co authors. It is nice to read his words and not someone else's. Of all the books his name is on I will always look forward to the Cross series and this one did not disappoint.
This is the ways we leaned to love Alex cross and James patterson.

Dec 15, 2016

A book to be read later.

Nov 28, 2016

Another chapter in the journey of Alex Cross, filled with twists and turns guaranteed to keep you up late to learn how it all ends. Also fun to see how the home life and family are growing and changing. Only drawback is having to wait another year for another case for Alex and Bree.


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