Cross My Heart (Alex Cross Series #21)

Cross My Heart (Alex Cross Series #21)

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by James Patterson, Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
     
 

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James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever-when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart—nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is

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James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever-when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart—nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.

CROSS MY HEART is the most powerful Alex Cross novel ever, propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling writer.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
01/27/2014
Narrators Boatman and Wopat bring the world of detective Alex Cross to life in this audio edition of Patterson’s latest. In this adventure, Cross is not only balancing two cases, but also facing a deadly personal crisis. Pulled into the investigation of a string of attacks on massage parlors, Cross is also being stalked by a deranged killer bent on destroying the one thing Cross holds dear: his family. Boatman presents Cross’s first-person narration with a pure, honest familiarity that perfectly fits the character and keeps the listener hooked as the novel clips forward. He is most effective in showing the vulnerable side of Cross, as this book drags the usually cool detective through an emotional wringer leaving him a shattered version of his former self. Wopat’s cold, dark interpretation of the deranged killer out to destroy Cross’s life is a perfect counterpoint to Boatman’s sensitive portrayal of Patterson’s most famous creation. Together they keep the suspense high in a cat-and-mouse game that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Nov.)
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READERS LOVE I, ALEX CROSS!"

[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places."
—- Al Roker, The Today Show"

I truly believe that James Patterson has an IV hooked up to his writing arm and Great Ideas, Great Plots, and Great Characters dribble constantly into his bloodstream...I, Alex Cross stuns."
—- TheReviewBroads.com"

The stakes are higher than ever before...More than a crime thriller, it's an absorbing family drama."
—- NightsandWeekends.com

BookReporter.com on Kill Alex Cross
"Patterson's narrative style propels readers through the book like a locomotive through tissue paper .... Patterson shows no signs of slowing down..."
BeyondtheBookshelf.com on Cross Fire
"You don't want to miss this life-changing book ... will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense."
Lee Child
"No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent-which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it."
Jeffery Deaver
"Prepare yourself for one of the most gripping endings of any thriller in recent memory."
Harlan Coben
"Alex Cross is a legend. He has thrilled us and kept us on the edge of our seat for twenty years now."
Steve Berry
"Every once in a while a writer comes along and fundamentally changes the way people read . . . James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged."
Ian Rankin
: "James Patterson is The Boss."
Nelson DeMille
"Twenty years ago, I wrote, 'Along Came a Spider...should instantly make James Patterson a household name.' Congratulations, Jim, on 20 years of Alex Cross and on CROSS MY HEART, which I am loving. You The Man."
Michael Connelly
"Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind."
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
"The most terrifying and shocking Cross thriller to date, full of unexpected twists, savage turns, and electrifying suspense. This is the page-turner to end all page turners."
Lisa Scottoline
"Alex Cross is one of the best-written heroes in American fiction....Congratulations to James Patterson on 20 years of Alex Cross-both of you only get better and better. Simply put: Nobody does it better."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478952985
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Series:
Alex Cross Series, #21
Edition description:
Abridged
Sales rank:
542,901
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

Nelson DeMille
"Twenty years ago, I wrote: 'Along Came a Spider is the best thriller I've come across in many a year. It deserves to be this season's #1 bestseller and should instantly make James Patterson a household name.' ...A household name, indeed. Congratulations, Jim, on twenty years of Alex Cross and on Cross My Heart, which I am loving. You the man." --Nelson DeMille
READERS LOVE I, ALEX CROSS!

"[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places."
—- Al Roker, The Today Show

"I truly believe that James Patterson has an IV hooked up to his writing arm and Great Ideas, Great Plots, and Great Characters dribble constantly into his bloodstream...I, Alex Cross stuns."
—- TheReviewBroads.com

"The stakes are higher than ever before...More than a crime thriller, it's an absorbing family drama."
—- NightsandWeekends.com

Lisa Scottoline
"Alex Cross is one of the best-written heroes in American fiction, and each Cross novel further defines what it means to be a professional, a husband, a father, and above all, a man. Congratulations to James Patterson on twenty years of Alex Cross—both of you only get better and better." --Lisa Scottoline
Steve Berry
"Every once in a while a writer comes along and fundamentally changes the way people read. He or she is so bright, so innovative, so industrious that what they envision and create becomes the measure by which all others are judged. In 1993 one such writer—James Patterson—began to do just that. Now, 20 years later, with his mission still unfolding, James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged. Bravo, Jim." --Steve Berry
Lee Child
"Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent—which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it. It just rolls along, irresistibly. Here's to the next twenty years." --Lee Child

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