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Cross (Alex Cross, Bk 12)
Cross - Alex Cross, Bk 12
Author: James Patterson
Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive-bys in D.C.'s rough neighborhoods. — Years later, still haunted by his wife's death, Cross is making a bold move in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316159791
ISBN-10: 0316159794
Publication Date: 11/13/2006
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 694 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Cross (Alex Cross, Bk 12) on + 240 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
At long last we find a solution to what happened to Alex's
wife. Her memory floats through many books, and now we can put it to rest. Great book.
reviewed Cross (Alex Cross, Bk 12) on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the book where Cross finally deals with his wife Maria's murder. I've been waiting for this book for years, and was NOT dissapointed!
reviewed Cross (Alex Cross, Bk 12) on + 408 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fabulous! Characters you've grown to love at it again. Tight mystery; enjoyable all the way through. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 2
Having been a long-time fan of the Alex Cross series, I was eager to open up my copy of CROSS. A lot of what I love about the series and Patterson's writing were inside the pages of this book: short chapters, straight-to-the-point dialogue, a fast-moving plot. The only problem is that the plot, in general, left me wanting to yell at someone.

I can overlook the fact that Alex Cross's wife apparently didn't die the way he had originally stated. I can even overlook the fact that after fourteen years and several other relationships (one that even ended in producing a son), Alex now seems obsessed with "getting over" his long-dead wife.

What I couldn't overlook was the fact that with this book, besides being a detailed description of his wife's murder and Alex's new committment to finding her killer, there's not a whole lot else there. The Alex in this book is moody, melancholy, and totally anti-Alex Cross to the point that I wasn't even sure, halfway through the book, that I was reading about the same character.

He's not the only one, though. His children, his friends, and even dear old Nana Mama are all acting out of character--and not in good ways.

Sure, the "mystery and suspense" part of the story is a pretty good one. Patteron's writing style is always a welcome change to me.

CROSS, though, is one Alex Cross story I could have done without.
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Helpful Score: 1
excellent book! could not put it down
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I enjoyed the book very much. It was the only one I was missing from the series, and now I have been able to finish reading the series. James Patterson is a wonderful author. I encourage anyone who has not read this series to do so.
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Another one of Patterson's that grab you from the first page.
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A great book. I love all of James Patterson's books.