Double Cross (Alex Cross Series #13)
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  • Double Cross (Alex Cross Series #13)

Double Cross (Alex Cross Series #13)

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by James Patterson
     
 

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Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain he's ever encountered-a serial killer with a hunger for mega-celebrity.

Just when detective Alex Cross thought his life was calming down, he finds himself back in the game-this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. has the…  See more details below

Overview

Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain he's ever encountered-a serial killer with a hunger for mega-celebrity.

Just when detective Alex Cross thought his life was calming down, he finds himself back in the game-this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. has the whole East Coast on edge. It is like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: this killer adores an audience.

As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror-and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city on a string, and he'll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.

The Alex Cross series is the #1 bestselling detective series, with more than 50 million books sold.

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Editorial Reviews

Alex Cross knows that many serial killers crave attention, but even among this group of aberrants, the new D.C. murderer is exceptional. With the entire East Coast in a panic, Cross and detective Brianna Stone, his new honey, have to find to unmask and catch the new wannabe celebrity slayer. Double cross, double excitement from the most popular crime sleuth in the business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316015059
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Series:
Alex Cross Series, #13
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
Education:
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Website:
http://www.jamespatterson.com

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Molinarolo More than 1 year ago
JP, where is the brilliant criminologist/psychologist Alex Cross of ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, and JACK AND JILL? In this outing, Cross is reduced to a hormone raging teen boy in heat, even as he and Bree study crime photos. Give me a break! And stop with the 2 page chapters already. Your stock in trade writing has become trite and formulaic. It seems as though Patterson can't live up to the standard of mystery and intrigue that Alex Cross used to have, what made Patterson fun to read. Now, everything is predictable. A killer or two, the killing keeps going until he/she/they are caught by the master criminologist himself, 1 dimensional characters, and Cross' love interest is short lived either by death or by break up. And BTW, Client/attorney privacy doesn't mean no videotape, guards watching just outside of hearing range. The plot could have been good, but JP's execution was dismal to the point that this reader put it down ½ of the way and dumped my last Patterson novel into the recycle bin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again i have enjoyed another Alex Cross book Well worth the read Once again James Patterson takes you right to the edge
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, couldn't put it down. This is what Alex Cross is all about. Great story line, this book really sucks you in and you can't wait to read what will happen next.
gt More than 1 year ago
This was hard to put down. A bit on the gruesome side but definitely kept your attention from the first page through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why do I keep doing this to myself? Every time I read a Patterson novel (in the last five years, anyway) I tell myself, 'Enough! Don't waste your time anymore.' But this time, I thought, 'It's an Alex Cross novel - surely ...' Wrong again. Juvenile dialogue, annoying characters, huge holes in the plot, and a pitifully weak ending meant to keep us 'hanging' for the next installment. Well, I'm done hanging on for Patterson to regain his early form. There are many, many great authors out there these days but, sadly, Patterson is no longer one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What did I miss??? I have read the Alex Cross series, in the numerical order, & LOVED each one.Couldn't put each one down--they are fabulous. The all of a sudden, I start this book & Alex Cross has the hots for someone very early in the book. No gradual lead up to the woman. Don't really like the character Bree. She seems very cold & just plain BLAH! Get back to work with Sampson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first James Patterson book and it won't be my last. The characters were rich and the story had many twists and turns. I loved it.
Cutiefulpink More than 1 year ago
If you like Alex Cross and James Patterson, you will love this one. I read it quickly, loved the characters, but was glad the ending wasn't a neat little bow! Have fun reading!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book isn't as good as I had hoped, it was somewhat entertaining but found myself drifting while reading it.
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Im plying tiger formeh sister - stripes brother im rl btw i was talking bout' mybother rp.
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Goooooooo Alex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started reading Patterson's books when I ran out of books to read while on an extended vacation. Bought one and have been hooked since then.
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AnBui More than 1 year ago
Alex Cross is on a date with police officer, Bree Stone, when they are interrupted by the news of  Tess  Olsen's death.  Upon arriving in Washington, Alex decides to help in the investigation, even though he is no longer a detective.  They find a greeting card, and find a tape featuring the killer. Alex realizes the  murderer wants an audience  and is nicknamed "DCAK" (The Washington DC Audience Killer).  With  each murder committed the case gets more complex. Alex starts to work with the DC police department.   Alex and Bree are in a race to stop "DCAK" from killing more people.    I recommend this book to people who like James Patterson or people who like the  Mystery & Crime genre. It's also a great commercial fiction book to read when you are bored. The book is very intriguing  and is entertaining from start to end. The storyline is great and the book is hard to put down when you start reading. If you never read the other James Patterson books I recommend reading them first so  you won't be confused when you start to reach the end of the book and older characters are revealed.  This book is a must read if you like the genre.
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I loved this book. I have only read two of the cross books and I loved them both. I really can't put the books down. The way that the books are written are amazing. The reader really can 'feel' what the characters feel. Will be reading more of James Patterson's books.
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