When I was almost to end of book it had so far had nothing to do with killing Alex. Poor title choice, in my opinion. And it felt like 3/4's of the way through the story, Patterson decided he'd written enough pages so just hurried up and ended the major mystery in the book. He tied up most of the loose ends before finishing, but it just seemed rushed to me-- yep, poorly written as I've heard lots of reviewers say of Patterson's later attempts.
Good Alex Cross Book. Recommend. Not his best, but good. I thing James PAtterson has excellent writing skills, however, sometimes it appears that biiks are written too fast to get them on the market. James, slow down - one every two months is OK.
Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation.
A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.
With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn't get him any closer to the kidnapper - and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes. Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel James Patterson has ever written.
2 1/2 stars for this one, not one of his best and lacks something---like suspense?
The story line involving the kidnapped children of the President was just draggy with nothing much happening along that line, most of the book is about terrorist and of course names you can't pronounce, etc. which is irritating and terrorist stories just aren't interesting to me so I just skimmed most of this book and focused on the kidnapping but Patterson drug it out way too much.
This was not one of Grisham's best novels, but it is written in a way that we continue to love Alex Cross. It seems that after 17 book, we'd be bored with Washington, DC crimes, but we have grown attached to Nana Mama, Sampson, and who could forget when little Alex was born. Just a delightful series.
What I liked most about this story is that it added more depth to the inner mind of Alex Cross. While dealing with his family welcoming a new addition, Alex was passionate and expressed the emotions of a normal man.
Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier were great. Grenier's voice was dark and grave when needed and the production was overall excellent.
Mine is the English version but was read by Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier. That means the ISBN number is different but everything else is the same. The kids of the president of the US are kidnapped. Alex is brought in to help solve the case. This is not Patterson's best but the story kept me engaged.
Not the strongest Alex Cross book. Not the usual intrigue that's involved with Alex Cross. Almost feels like James Patterson allowed one of his co-writers take on the story for his best character. It's a fast read whose story ends 20 pages before the book did.
One of the better books in this series. Not sure what the miracle cure for aging was for Nana Mama, but aside from that, the family is as you would expect and the depth that each of the story lines goes into is more the usual. I wasn't left wanting to know more about any of the story lines.