Alex Cross, Run -- Free Preview -- The First 19 Chapters [NOOK Book]

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Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.

DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, ...
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Overview

Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.

DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.

DON'T THINK, ALEX CROSS

But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy.

JUST RUN

Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn't noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316252485
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Series: Alex Cross Series , #20
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Free Preview
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 5,021
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Excerpt

    Excerpts do not deserve a full rating. Might be good, might not. Patterson not up to his wonderful standards form the past for a long time now. Such a shame.

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    23 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Great read.

    James Patterson never fails to capture my attention. This is a can't put down book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I can't' t wait to get the rest...always fast paced and exciting

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Great Read So Far

    Only read the first 19 chapters but ready for the entire book. Alex Cross novels continue to be thrilling.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Good

    Seems like its going to be a good book.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Very good read

    Alex cross at the craziest. Book was awesome

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Great reading

    Great reading

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    The worst book ever

    This book was and still is the worst book ever i think you should not buy it or even look at if i could put a zero star on the top i would man my sis and bro read oit and told me "this is the wpest book ever in the whole world the aurtor should havw made a better one" so after thay i rwa man i shild put fyrydgdgrffhghcgjgyhgugtffhgcjygbhghcdyrvfjjfrhdjdtgdvfgvghcgvetfrghfttdvtqgsafbrugygyuhcgggftgdgbiihigesgtfhfjkfjcghfiifkftdheyfcjdjcufgyrcjdhtsgd*8:6"*&*&*;&6;-6-576"&6&-'-*7%*&%*&&-&;/6:%::&%&4*%*:&:#"&&'*&":'&6%/:;:*%&$%$:$&%&&;5*4&4*4654&%&%3&35%$6%56$5-%*2-%*2-363*3*72&3633*#-263*73-$81/46hehuehdushdhajevwygiehsywhdywhejdeywhehdhqyeywhdyjejdudhryjhziuebduejwshshsbeyfyfhecyxgyffxxafcymdhvtgkrhsghzvnfgfjcbxbcgdtfjdtydhfyfkbmgcbftxffhbfbgdkxvhxbcxfxbbdvfgdrfhdgdgfgdhrhdhdhhhxjfdhbcbvghgghfvvmvjbjvfbfijuekduejkghgtjfthgf cvhvhffhghrbvhvggrrgfytjdhfjjejdiejduejfujeueuejdiejsueeufjuedjfuueiejjejejejcejejduejdiejejeufkwpj hfhehdhduejhehrheidiehfuwjehwywhedfrywijdueeigyhhjcyfgfwfsjrhtr that is what o willput be by

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Annon

    I got this before i noticed it only had 19 chaptecrs 79 pages dont like it when tgey do this

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Can't wait to read the rest!

    I really enjoyed the preview now i just HAVE to read the rest!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Point

    What is the point of a few chapters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    I hate this book.  The part of the plot that went into the minds

    I hate this book.  The part of the plot that went into the minds and activities of the sexual murderers was so disgusting that I could not continue reading it.  I wish I had not purchased it.  I would like to give it a no star rating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    BETTER THAN AVERAGE READ

    If you only read 1 book by James Patterson this would be the one. Read one and your hooked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    A great book!

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    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    ebook was blank

    Would have been great, I am sure, but the ebook was blank.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Loved the book

    This was a great read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Good

    Not too interested in his writings, some what good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Get this now!

    Like other Alex Cross characters James Patterson has you on the edge of your seat again with this one. You feel like you are right there with Alex as he goes through his day. Exciting reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Fabulous Book

    I enjoy all of Alex Cross books but the last two have been exceptable. Kill Alex Cross and Alex Cross Run. James keeps us in suppense until the very end. We see what is happening through the killers eyes and also what Alex is thinking. Sometimes I want to scream into my Nook and tell him the killer is watching him or he is on the wrong trail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Anonymous

    I saw the movie alex cross

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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