Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #12)

Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #12)

by James Patterson

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Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #12) by James Patterson

Alex Cross faces the most cunning, psychotic killer of his career in the blockbuster James Patterson novel that inspired a major motion picture.

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, D. C. Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge: raising his children without their mother.

Years later, Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced. . . and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455523535
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: Alex Cross Series
Edition description: Movie Tie-in
Pages: 409
Sales rank: 61,451
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the bestselling writers of all time, with more than 240 million books sold worldwide. He is the author of the top-selling detective series of the past twenty years--the Alex Cross novels, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, both of which were made into hit movies. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the new series of #1 New York Times bestsellers featuring Detective Michael Bennett of the NYPD. He won an Edgar Award, the mystery world's highest honor, for his first novel. He lives in Florida.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes I am a younger reader ( a.k.a A teenager) when I first started reading this book I couldn't stop myself from diving right in. It is a very good book I think mature teens would love this book. The twists and turns in the book will keep you reading it til its last page. This is not the only James patterson book that will make you want to read more! He just comleted the Maximum ride series, and startinga new book cant wait to read more. I hope this comment will make you want to read more of these fascinating James Patterson books I know I will. And I also hope that if a adult is reading this comment that you think about what I am saying. Not all of us teens are inappropriate some are smart and mature enought to enjoy books that you yourself might like in an appropriate manner. Thats all I got to say, oh wait one last thing, READ THIS BOOK AND MORE CELERBRATE READING READ READ READ BYE!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love James patterson never dissapoints with alex cross
abbiecat More than 1 year ago
I think James Patterson is the best author I have ever read. I have read every book he has ever written, except the younger genre. I hope he keeps writing for many years to come. I truly enjoy every page I read. keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book as I have of all of James Patteson's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Alex Cross!!! The storyline was great ~ bring in the character that who killed his wife years earlier and was still around was a great plot. Couldn't put this book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope this is good but its James Patterson we are talking about !!!!........ Is it really going to be a movie !?!?!?!? All James Patterson fans are going to kill ppl just to watch this movie !!!!And then Alex is going to investigate us !!!!!ohh uh ....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
G Good
Cmchampion More than 1 year ago
Intense! Keeping you on ur toes. Great book
xoxo_leigh More than 1 year ago
Good, fast, intense, quick moving plot that I wouldn't read through fast enough! I just wanted to keep turning pages to find out a little more about Alex's quest to catch the serial rapist and wife's killer! Needless to say I couldn't put the book down. Great cat and mouse characters, loved how two stories were told in one. Good twists and turns that kept me interested so that I wasn't trying to think ahead. I definitely recommend this book as a good, quick, lazy day read that will make the day fly by. Can't wait to read Double Cross! xoxo_leigh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish more than 50 pages of this one. Patterson used to make Alex and his family come to life, but he seems to have lost interest in all but the money he's making from continuing the series. I won't be reading any more of these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book to read. Read all the Alex Cross if you haven't. I just seen the movie it was excellent too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just OK. Would have like to visualize the characters more. Cross' first person was weird to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I read the novel Alex Cross by James Patterson, I thoroughly enjoyed the thought of him being black. Probably because in the movie, Cross’ role is played by Tyler Perry. Which was very unexpected when I first saw the previews. Cross is a middle-aged married detective with three kids. He values his family more than anything and will do anything to protect them. Meanwhile, “The Butcher,” a mobster from Brooklyn is looking for some revenge on a Chinese drug lord in D.C. where Cross lives. He has a history of violence considering his father was the The Butcher prior to him. He studied and learned from his father for many years figuring out how to dismember anything, not just body parts. The book is written well in the way that the narrator shifts almost every chapter from Alex Cross’ point of view to The Butchers’. James Patterson writes in such a way where compares and contrasts the ways of these two men. As the reader progresses in this book, they will be hanging onto every word Patterson says because his diction seems to simply draw me in. The genre screams thriller. Every chapter the reader is simply waiting for the antagonist to take another life. The Butcher is reckless due to his astounding fearlessness. Sorry to spoil it for you but when he kills Cross’ wife is a perfect example of his fearlessness. Upon seeing Alex Cross at the crime scene where he killed the Chinese drug lord, he decides to unravel havoc on Alex Cross’ life. It’s interesting to see their banter, as the mobster walks into the detective’s house and shows his audacity. Cross is startled because he walks into his kids bedrooms. If you like Law & Order, you’ll love Patterson’s rendition of the first book of this series. The big city crimes and mysteries take on a similar look to shows on television such as, NCIS, Law & Order, and even Hawaii Five-O. They make you fall in love with the main characters, no matter what they’ve done. Patterson shows this well within Cross’ life. We see Cross go through problems everyday. As a single father he skips out on family days to serve his duty as a detective in the D.C. Police Department. This book made me really take another look on my life because it helps me as a male. Cross teaches that as males we have to prioritise. We will, at one point, have to put some career we worked hard for before our children we may have worked even harder for.
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I liked it
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This book is honestly the best book I've read by James Patterson. Anyone who has read the other Alex Cross books should definatly read this book.
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I think one of the best james patterson book of all time