A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged "investigation."
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time, Dr. Cross."
Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as "M" lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details -- details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that -- were the killer to attain it -- Alex's heart would no longer have reason to beat.
About 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 375 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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Criss Cross based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Alex Cross is back as well as James Patterson. Have recently found some cracks in JP's books. However, he and Cross are back 100%. This one kept me on my toes and liked the curves JP sent. Standing by for the next Cross adventure. Hurry JP.
Another reliable offering from the master of the short chapters. I enjoy reading about Alex Cross and his family and co-workers. In this story Alex's thoughts take him back to an old case involving Kyle Craig as he faces a new adversary displaying similar criminal actions. Alex's family is in jeopardy again as he and his partner strive to catch the criminal. Entertaining as always.