Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross Series #20) [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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Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross Series #20)

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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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First, one murder; then two; then three. Alex Cross doesn't yet know how many serial killers are on the loose, but he does realize that unless he solves the crimes quickly, Washington, D.C. will soon be the capital city of mayhem. James Patterson's most popular protagonist is both hunter and hunted in this fast-breaking thriller. Now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.

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READERS LOVE CROSS FIRE!

"The Cross family will never be the same! Cross Fire will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense."—Beyond the Bookshelf

"In true Patterson fashion, the story includes every element a good cop tale needs: shootouts, car chases, mysterious characters, and bad guys galore."—John M. Wills, author, former Chicago Police Officer, and retired FBI Agent

"Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem--Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!"—Bibliophilic Book Blog

Bibliophilic Book Blog
"Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem--Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!"
Beyond the Bookshelf
"The Cross family will never be the same! Cross Fire will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense."
John M. Wills
"In true Patterson fashion, the story includes every element a good cop tale needs: shootouts, car chases, mysterious characters, and bad guys galore."
Library Journal
Alex Cross arrested hotshot plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with underage girls, but Creem is now out of prison and has used his skills to change his face. Meanwhile, a young woman is found hanging, having just given birth, but the baby is missing. And Alex doesn't realize that he is being watched. I think we can guess where this is going. With 75 million copies of his books in print, Patterson is the king of crime.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316097529
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Series: Alex Cross Series , #20
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 936
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Patterson
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 February 20, 2013

    Excellent read

    Recently some of jp novels have been below par,but this the old James we know and love.Please keep this quality going. For you chatters This Site is For Reviews !! If you want to CHAT USE FACEBOOK

    25 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Alex Cross, Run the 20th book in the Alex Cross series by James

    Alex Cross, Run the 20th book in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross arrests Dr. Elijah Creem, one of DC's in-demand plastic surgeons, and Josh Bergman, owner of a modeling agency, for illegal activity with underage girls. Now that Creem is out of jail, he reinvents himself with a new life...and a new face.

    In less than a week, three dead bodies are discovered around DC's least violent neighborhoods. Alex Cross is so preoccupied with the three investigations that he doesn't notice someone has been watching him and won't stop until Alex Cross is killed.

    Is Alex Cross, Run the most sensational thriller? Hmmm, no. Putting my bitterness over the movie casting aside, the book had a weak plot. The action fell flat and the detective is clearly slipping on his investigation skills. I hold James Patterson, as well as Alex Cross, to a high standard. Both have been around for years and should act more experienced.

    Literary Marie of Precision Reviews

    22 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Hi!!

    Really good book iv read all of them oh and does anyone want to chat?please

    22 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Aawe Best book ever

    Awesome book wow

    19 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    I was getting disappointed in James Patterson and thought he los

    I was getting disappointed in James Patterson and thought he lost sight of the tenacious detective Alex Cross in his last few books. But I must say, this one is right on the mark as far as detective Cross is concerned.


    Alex Cross, Run is entertaining and easy to read. It's what I had hoped Patterson would bring back. Plus I love the back story about Alex's brother. Nice touch!


    Overall, this book still reads much like his last few books (which I didn’t really care for): different crimes being played out simultaneously, but what makes this one better is the fact that Alex Cross is getting back his MOJO. Alex doesn't have his wife Bree, a fellow cop showing up at a crime scenes on Christmas Eve expressing her disappointment in Alex. He also is NOT moaning through the whole book about how tired he is and how he should just put his family first. He's back trying to solve crimes, as only Alex can do.


    My problem with this book: I believe James Patterson is churning out mediocre books and inventing numerous storylines so he doesn't have to dig deep and invest in the characters. He's writing one- dimensional stories and characters while hoping the audience buys into it just enough to purchase another book. Stop it Mr. Patterson! Don't make me scream at the top of my lungs. Alex Cross is multi-dimensional so please invest time in his opponents and make them worthy of having him called out to the scene. Casanova and the Gentlemen Caller from Kiss the Girls, Gary Soneji from Along Came A Spider, and the Mastermind from Violets are Blue, Double Cross and Cross Fire all characters with depth.


    Although I didn’t buy into Ron Guidice’s character and his bigger-than-life grudge against Alex, I did enjoy the storyline involving Ava. I would have preferred the reappearance of Kyle Craig using Ava as a pawn instead of another silly character with no emotional depth.


    I gave this book four stars because I did enjoy reading it. There were good parts to the book that showed the same Alex Cross from early books. Additionally, once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. I think this is a good read for novice Patterson fans. Anyone invested in Mr. Patterson might still feel a twinge of disappointment

    18 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    For the idiot (Sucks Butt Hole) who wrote that the author is a f

    For the idiot (Sucks Butt Hole) who wrote that the author is a fat Bit**. Its a man dumb ass. Patterson, is one of the best authors of his time.
    Maybe if you read more, you would understand his writing style and appreciate his books. Stay off the site if you are going to be ignorant. Not every book could score a 10, but let me tell you. I have read every book he has ever written and most are very high up on the scale.

    13 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

    This is Patterson's best Alex Cross novel. I have read them all

    This is Patterson's best Alex Cross novel. I have read them all and this one is by far the best. The writing was fast paced and kept me hooked.I could not put this book down. The plot is the most interesting and well developed. Can't wait to read the next Alex Cross.

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Back to his old self

    This was a great book had me hooked from the first chapter. It was a book i couldent put down thats why i finished it in a day lol. But a really good read

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    GREAT BOOK love fallen angel by genie ems too !

    GREAT BOOK love fallen angel by genie ems too !

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Another excellent Alex Cross read from James Patterson

    This was another Alex Cross book that you can't put down. I started it one afternoon and finished it the next morning. James Patterson's books have short chapters and once you finish one you know that you must go to the next chapter just to see what is going to happen. He makes you feel like you know Alex Cross and his family. My husband and I can't wait for the next adventure of Alex Cross.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Great book

    Could not put it down

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Alex Cross, Run

    This book inspired my whole life.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Haven't even gotten to Chapter 5

    Book catches you from the beginning, classic Patterson Break neck pace

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    amazing book ever red

    Best book loved it so much

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Excellent

    Excellent

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Is a great book I am realy enjoying it, but have not finished it yet.

    I have enjoyed every one of his books that I have read, and would give them all a high rateing. He is with out a doubt my favorite writer.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Prime example why snot nose kids should not be permited to have

    Prime example why snot nose kids should not be permited to have free reign on a computer.

    3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    James Patterson is known as much for his fast paced, escapist th

    James Patterson is known as much for his fast paced, escapist thrillers as he is for his prolific output and controversial use of co-authors. The Alex Cross series, perhaps Patterson's most popular creation, is notable in that it is the only series that Patterson continues to author on his own. With Alex Cross, Run, the twentieth entry in the series, Patterson continues to give readers everything they have come to expect from this fantastic character.
    Plastic surgeon Elijah Creem's life is in a downward spiral. It began when detective Alex Cross busted him in an underage sex scheme. In an instant, he lost his career, wife, and children. Now he is determined to escape. He turns to an old college friend for help. Together they begin to revive a game that they played years ago. Using his expertise of the human body and ability to disguise his looks, Creem's game soon takes a deadly turn, leaving bodies across D.C for Cross to discover.
    But Alex has more pressing matters to deal with. Readers of the series will recall the way Patterson uses Cross's family as a means to manipulate his emotions and distract him from his job. He does this again, this time using the Cross Family's newest edition, Ava. Ava is a foster child who lost her mother the previous year. Despite her cautious personality, she seems to be adapting to her new family well. All of this changes when she does not make it into the prestigious private school that Jannie, Alex's daughter, is accepted to. Soon she becomes withdrawn and the Cross family fears she is using drugs. Unfortunate circumstances surrounding Alex's job soon force the state to remove Ava from the Cross home. Now Alex must try to solve the gruesome murders while dealing with an increasingly stressful personal life.
    Recently I've noticed a shift in focus within this series. Before, it seemed that Patterson's main intent was providing the most thrilling and original mysteries that he could. Recently, probably beginning with, Cross, he has shifted his focus to his main character, Alex Cross. Originally I praised this decision, as it brought a fresh perspective and much needed depth to the series. This is the first time, however, that I feel this focus on character development has actually made the mystery suffer. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't enjoy the book, but I feel that the crimes, and there were a lot of them, took a backseat to Alex's personal problems. Hopefully the next installment with get back to the kind of unique mystery that made me fall in love with this series from the first book. Still, this is a fine continuation of Alex Cross's story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

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    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Alex cross ron

    Just as good as ever

    Keep them coming mr patterson

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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