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Summary

The sixth novel in the Alex Cross detective series. A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family, Cross cannot ignore the case, despite the risks he knows will come with hunting down a killer - and the heart-breaking cost. James Patterson's bestseller takes us from deep inside the crazy world of a psychopath's masquerade right to the heart of fiction's most brilliant detective, and is an explosive tale where mind games lead to violence and the slightest mistake will be punished with death.

©2000 James Patterson (P)2012 Headline Digital

Critic reviews

"While there's nothing subtle in this novel, every blatant element is packaged for maximum effect: roses may be red, but Patterson's newest is green all the way." (Publishers Weekly)

"Alex Cross, Patterson's detective hero, is back in a thriller that is guaranteed to hold his many fans spellbound...Patterson keeps the pages turning all the way up to the jaw-dropping conclusion." (Booklist)

"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination." (New York Times Book Review)

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no spoilers

starting to wonder what difference Alex cross has on the cases in these story's....

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I love the Patterson books

I enjoyed it thoroughly. I have a lot of the James Patterson books. The Murder Club are ones I am in the middle of reading actual in the book form. I have read some of the Alex Cross series in book form also but wanted to try them from the beginning in audible which I have enjoyed up to now so I am glad I chose to. I listened to this book while cleaning and have found I forget that I am, so house duties seem to fly by and will carry on doing so for the foreseeable future.

I am now on for the next one Violets are Blue so I am looking forward to more twists and turns which I think the narrator helps to deliver each time

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brilliant

brilliant best book I've heard in a long time can't wait to hear the follow up

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A surprise twist right at the end

I am listening to Alex Cross back to back and the change in narrators for each book is a niggle, but this narrator is my least favourite so far - not for Alex Cross, but for the children and female voices. The story is good as is the pace and the twist at the end got me, I usually see things like that coming but missed this one! I will be getting straight onto the next book to see how this develops.

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Amazing... Gripping from start to finish

loved it, really could not tell.whixh way this was going to go. Good twist at the end too!

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Enjoyed this

Having become a fan of the Alex Cross books, I got this and Violets are blue together, pleased I did. They were fast paced and well narrated, made me what to hear more.