Tuesday, October 7, 2008

2008 Book 88: Cross

Book #:88

Book Title:Cross

Author:James Patterson

Publisher:Little, Brown and Company

Pub. Date:2006


Started:October 5, 2006
Finished:October 6, 2006

Time to Read:2 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, D.C. police department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, 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. He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi includes threatening his victims with terrifying photos. Cross and Sampson need the testimonies of these women to stop the predator, but the victims refuse to reveal anything about their attacker.

When the case triggers a connection to Maria's death, Alex may have a chnace to catch his wife's murderer after all these years. Will justice be served at long last? Or is this the culminating scene in his own deadly obsession?"


Review:This is typical James Patterson fare - moderately interesting story line mixed with a jumpy outline and barely fleshed out scenes that skip around and around and around. I'm pretty much done with Cross books, but this was part of a large lot I got and so I pushed through reading it. If you're a Cross fan, this is the book for you. If you're tired of Patterson's writing, move on. Personally, I only like Patterson when he's writing inspirational, like Sam's Letters to Jennifer.

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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