Cross Fire

Cross Fire

Large Print - 2010
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Wedding bells ring

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

A murderer returns

The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims' movements--information that only a Washington insider could possess.

Caught in a lethal cross fire

As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson's most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little Brown and Co., 2010
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780316120432
031612043X
Characteristics: 416 p. (large print) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Crossfire

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Eil_1
Nov 06, 2017

Kyle Craig has had a facelift and is now out for revenge against Alex Cross. Added to the intrigue are two other very Bad Guys working on behalf of their boss Zachary. It is unclear when and where Zach fits into the picture (guess he comes to life in a previous book?). Overall it was a page turner and a pretty good Patterson novel.

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brobertb
Jul 30, 2017

Like others said, great book and fast paced. More of what I like about Patterson...short chapters that make it easy to read a lot of pages at once and find good stopping points for breaks. Short chapters also make it easy to remember character names and the action circles quickly back to them so you don't forgot how they fit into the story.

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paul12_2
Apr 16, 2017

Good book great read

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rahmmie
Jun 20, 2015

Much better than the contributions he has done with several authors prior to this book and reminiscent of the original Patterson. Fast-paced, predictable but avoids the obvious pitfalls, very entertaining

JasonAT Mar 23, 2015

This is the best Patterson book that I have read.

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TSchwid35
Jul 08, 2013

This was a really good book, a mix of Mississippi Burning and a Time to Kill! It was a very action packed, and emotional story that draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. You want to root for the protaganist, some relationships and certain people. You definetely will not regret picking up this book.

LaToyaLiterally Dec 08, 2012

Alex Cross is back in the 17th, that's right I said 17th book in the series. I began reading all these as a challenge but now I want to know how it all ends. If it ever does.

The Good News:
Patterson has got all the ingredients for a well-rounded story here and the end result is like a perfectly baked cake. There is an old bad guy that even if you haven't followed the story, you remain interested. He also blends Alex's personal life well without giving us too much down time. There is also a side story going on that keeps involved at all angles.

The Bad News:
This is not a spoiler at all, but the last sentence in the book is "But that's a story for another time." Or something like that. He's done this before and then barely follows through. There are also a few loose ends involving whether or not certain characters are dead or alive. I won't give that away just in case you'd like to read this.

Bottom Line:
Patterson does it right this time. I think he's got his groove back in this one. Go read it!

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SaMiK_23
Aug 06, 2012

Pretty interesting.

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jimg2000
Mar 28, 2011

Like other "Alex Cross" crime books, the bad guy alwasys seem to be always ahead of the law and genius during his/her crime spree ,,, and then somehow turn into dunces in final show down with detective Cross. Well, not Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lector good but good enuff as a filler in between good books.

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FancyFace
Mar 14, 2011

Another Great Alex Cross!! I am excited to see where JP takes it next.
Very happy that AC & BS have found love!!! <3

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TSchwid35
Jul 08, 2013

TSchwid35 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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