Alex Cross's whole world is crashing down around him. He has been hunted, stalked like prey, his predator priming himself for the kill. Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now he's unable to protect even those closest to him. As a police detective, he has made many enemies, but never like this. Everything he loves is being taken from him. Soon he will have nothing and no one left.
©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks
I love James Patterson books, but at no point does Audible, the publisher or Patterson warn you that this is only the first part of the story. Unless you want to spend 10 hours of your life, as I did, listening to a story that doesn't finish, do not buy this book at least until its sequel is published.
It's a good story, with good characterisation (the criminal is particularly intriguing), written in the rather banal Patterson style, but for the beach or a long journey it's good company. I just wish it had finished!
The multi-named criminal...
Absurd plot contrivances, unbelievable characters, clumsy spoon-feeding of references and lack of literary technique like metaphor and simile.
Only as part some kind of academic study.
Maudlin, indulgent and melodramatic.
Also the mis-pronunciation of espresso (eXpresso) unforgivable.
The 'nemesis' Thierry Mulch. The least believable character I've ever come across, Mulch is supposed to be the disguise of the criminal mastermind Marcus Sunday. This criminal mastermind sends notes to Alex Cross for no apparent reason other than to give him a gigantic clue and help James Patterson move the story forward. He then comes to give a talk at Cross' sons' school, again for no plausible reason at all. On top of this he appears to dress as some kind of Colonel Sanders-esque clown, again for no reason whatsoever.
Random inconsistent sound effects and 'dramatic' music have been added to the audiobook, like a radio play for children.
No I have read all of the Alex cross but this one is not worth the time so tedious
This book really is so boring not up to the usual AlexCross you keep thinking it may get better but after a while I just gave up it was like pulling teeth sorry but not good at all i would like a refund on this one
NoPoor English and pronouciation
Less overindulgent actingVoices not convincing as to type of character
Did not in,addition, like the commercialised ending designed it seemed smelt to get you to buy next book. I won't be
One of the very best Cross books since Kiss the Girls-a riveting, excellent read
The unbelievable and shocking events at the end! Just glad I read it now and only have to wait a few months for the next book!!
The end shocker.......also the part when Sampson pretended he didn't know anything was up-despite the fact Alex was secretly handing him evidence! Brilliant
Such a clever storyline......I suspect the next book will reveal that all is ok-how good would it be if the events turned out to be true-as Alex first thought.....and as a consequence he turned against the law and became a vigil anti that was being chased by the police?!
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