I, Alex Cross

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What to expect

Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that his niece, Caroline, has been found brutally murdered. Cross vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that Caroline was mixed up in one of Washington’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim.

The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain – they will do anything to keep their secrets safe.

As Cross closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable – a revelation that could rock the entire world.

With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.

Critics Review

  • If there were really superheroes, Alex Cross would be at the head of the class.

    NEW YORK TIMES
  • Cross is such a lovable hero, a family oriented African-American whose compassion warmly balances the icy cruelty of Patterson’s villains.

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
  • It’s no mystery why James Patterson is the world’s most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page … Simply put: Nobody does it better.

    JEFFERY DEAVER
  • Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn’t forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent – which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.

    LEE CHILD, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
  • James Patterson is The Boss. End of.

    IAN RANKIN, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series

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