Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #18)

Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #18)

by James Patterson
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Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #18) by James Patterson

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316194495
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Series: Alex Cross Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,799
File size: 3 MB

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 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.

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

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Kill Alex Cross 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 907 reviews.
Darth-Vader More than 1 year ago
James Patterson was one of my favorite authors but not anymore ever since he lends his name to sell books which is coming out now every two months. Now at the end of the year he releases his only solo novel which is his Alex Cross series. At one time it was great but now his Cross books have now become repetitive. He does his loyal fans a great disservice cause it seems that all he cares about is money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother. Mr. Patterson seriously needs to review his first books to be reminded how his books became bestsellers. The topic did not relate to the book in any way. The subplots are disjointed. The terrorism plot is not explained nor resolved. I kept waiting for the pulse pounding, heart racing part but it never came. Just confusion and questions.
drb123 More than 1 year ago
No way that James Patterson wrote this very lightweight and very predictable book. There are several sub plots that don't intersect except that they involve Alex Cross, all very predictable with very little suspense. What happened to the twists and turns of previous Patterson books. This book was about exciting as a bowl of tapioca; please Mr. Patterson, regain consciousness soon, I miss your better books!
SamaraS More than 1 year ago
I am starting to find the more prolific that James Patterson becomes, the more terribly written his books. I have read all the Alex Cross novels and enjoyed them, but this had zero intrigue, no suspense, a terrible plot, uninteresting cliched characters... I read it in two hours and did not enjoy it and regretted having bought it. James Patterson knows how to write a great thriller so he should give his loyal fans something worth their time and money even if it means he publishes less than 40 books a year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the worst Alex Cross novel ever, story was disjointed no true conclusion, seemed to have been written in a rush.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally love James Patterson/Alex Cross, but not this one! Had to struggle to finish, did not keep me on the edge of my seat like his books usually do. Hope Patterson is not losing his touch!!
ITISI More than 1 year ago
WORST BOOK WRITTEN BY PATTERSON. HEHASGREAT TALENT BUT HE DIDN'T SHOW IT IN THIS BOOK. I'VE READ ALL OF HIS MYSTERY BOOKS AND LOVED THEM. COULD HARDLY WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE AND THEN THIS ONE CAME ABOUT AND I WAS SORELY DISAPPOINTED. MAYBE HE SHOULD NOT PUT SO MANY OUT IN SUCH A SHORT TIME AS HE HAS DONE LATELY. THIS ONE HAD NO CONTINUITY AND EVERY THING WAS LEFT HANGING AT THE END. NO FOLLOW UP ON KIDNAPPING, TERRORISTS PORTION MADE NO SENSE, MUGGING OF NANA RESULTED IN NOTHING AND HAD NO PLACE IN THIS BOOK. TAKING IN HER ATTACKER WAS NOT A REASONABLE ACTION .... SORRY
Linda Moore More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. The review can be compared to anxiously waiting see a movie, only to have someone tell you all about it before you make it to the theater . The anticipation and excitement are immediately extinguished ... like a burst balloon. That's how I'm feeling now. Your review was well written but because of the detail, I no longer have burning need to read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story lone is jut a copycat from the movie red!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have been an Alex Cross fan for years. This latest installment is simply not worth the time or money. Extremely disappointing. One would think the title is what the story is primarily going to be about. It is not. Agree with other readers that Mr. Patterson is pounding out books too fast and furiously. As a result, the quality of his writing has truly suffered of late.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love James Patterson, especially his Alex Cross series, but this was not his best. Hope the next one is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say I was kind of disappointed with this book. I've either read or listened to all of the Alex Cross books, and couldn't wait for this one. Then I started listening to it and I thought, "Huh? This kidnapping plotline is practically straight out of ALONG CAME ASPIDER!" I was expecting Alex to shake his head and realize he'd done all this before. The terrorist part, though, was good. I can understand what a lot of people here are saying that it didn't connect with theother plotline, but maybe it wasn't supposed to. I'm thinking the idea was to set up a continuing story for another book. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The other half just could have been much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book of Alex Cross and this is the first time I have been disappointed. I get the feeling James P didn't give much thought into this novel. This series #18 left me wanting more and wondering what happened? For the first time I conclude this book is not worth the read maybe next year..JamesP. I actually want a refund
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked it but then when i startred thinking about it im not sure if it all came together at the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all the Alex Cross books and usually love them. This one was slow and disappointing. Half of the plot went nowhere and the other half was slow. After pre-ordering MONTHS ago I was extremely disappointed. Save your money and skip this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No need to say anything else, save your money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy his style, but there are too many loose ends here that left me scratching my head. For example, there is no real connection between the title of the book and the story line. Granted, the evil kidnapper comments on occasion that he wants to kill Alex Cross, but takes no steps whatsoever to actually kill him. Other subplots are equally unsatisfying and I kept waiting for the author to pull them all together. All in all, I would suggest that this book be bypassed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Alex Cross novels and have thoroughly enjoyed them for the suspense, intrigue and the impossible situations that Alex Cross finds himself in. I was disappointed though in this one. Patterson had a great idea to go in a different direction with a terrorism plot and the kidnapping of high profile people, and the insight into the minds and ways of terrorist operations was thrilling, but I never felt that Alex was really in danger himself. Isn't the title KILL ALEX CROSS? Although this wasn't a favorite, I still love Patterson novels and will continue to buy/read them. His writing style and stories do not let you down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot, it was missing something but i do love my James. Boobie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson. Like all of James Patterson's books, it was very good! I was a little disappointed in the ending. Most of the Alex Cross books end with a cliffhanger so that you can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens. This book had a very boring ending so that I felt let down after reading such a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not see how the 2 story lines were related Lacked the usual surprises of a Cross novel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ok byt defunutely not his best. I felt it moved a little slower thsn usual and i still struggle to find the conndction kn the two storylines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title has very little to do with the great story¿ Patterson does't need to trick fans onto buying his books¿ Sad to see Patterson go the route of advertsing tricks to sell his books¿ I recommend the book but, not a fan a the title¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a dedicated Patterson fan I was not too thrilled with his last two books. However, Mr. P rocked it with his latest Alex Cross book! I loved it and recomend it to anyone who enjoys sitting down with a GOOOD book. Cant wait for the next Alex Cross book!
Delphimo 24 days ago
As I peruse the books I have not read, I see a few by James Patterson. Of course, Patterson's books glide the reader quickly through the story with the short chapters and brief descriptions. I usually feel paranoia after reading a Patterson story, but the Alex Cross series are rather bland and follow a set formula. I feel that Nana must be a saint and as old as God, by now. This story seemed a little off kilter from the other Patterson books, but still gave me a little pleasure after the previous book I read.