Kill Alex Cross
by James Patterson
Read: Dec. 19 – Dec. 24, 2011
Challenge: No challenge
Yearly Count: 64
Source: Library Copy
Blurb: Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest casee he’s ever been part of. The president’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school – an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want him too close.
A deadly contagion in the DC water supply endangers the capital, and Alex sees the looming threat of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes him completely over the edge.
With each hour that passes, the chances of finding the children alive diminish. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper – and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes. A full-throttle thriller with unstoppable action, unrestrained emotion, and relentless suspense, Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel James Patters has ever written.
Review: Oh how I do love a good Alex Cross book! This is one of the very few book series that I am actually caught up on. And considering I haven’t really been reading (this is the first book I’ve finished in December), I *knew* Mr. Patterson’s Alex Cross would not disappoint me!
As usual this book sucked me in from the first page. It brought flashes back to me of the very first Alex Cross book, Along Came a Spider, where Alex is involved in a high-profile kidnapping. The terrorist portion of the storyline was very interesting as well, especially considering *SPOILER*: one of the terrorists gets away *END SPOILER*
Let’s just face it, I’m a huge fan of the Alex Cross series. I have nothing bad to say about this book. All I can do is recommend this series and this book to every single one of my readers.
3 thoughts on “2011.64 REVIEW – Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson”
Great review. Gary Soneji IMO is one the greatest villain of all time in the literary world. I’m curious to see if Patterson tops him in this one, considering references to “Along Came A Spider” are in this one. I still have some catching up to do, but this book will be on my TBR list.
It was a good book but I don’t think the villain in this book can top Gary Soneji. That would be almost impossible in my opinion. I just compared the two based on high profile kidnappings being at the heart of both books. While I still enjoy these books nothing can seem to top the earlier Alex Cross novels.
True, the earlier Alex Cross novels were better. I saw ACAS movie a few months ago. It wasn’t bad, but I found that it strayed from the book a bit too much.