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Deadly Cross

Deadly Cross

Large Print - 2020 | Large print edition., First edition.
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"A scandalous double homicide in the nation's capital opens the psychological case files on Detective Alex Cross. Until Kay Willingham's shocking murder inside a luxury limousine, the Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the sitting vice-president led a public life. Yet few, including her onetime psychologist, had any inkling of Kay's troubled past in the Deep South. Murdered alongside her is Randall Christopher, a respected educator whose political ambitions may have endangered both their lives. While John Sampson of DC Metro Police tracks Randall's final movements, Alex Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. They discover that although Kay had many enemies, all of them needed her alive. Alex is left without a viable suspect, even as he faces a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way, as a detective, and as the protector of his family."
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Edition: Large print edition., First edition.
ISBN: 9780316541763
0316541761
Branch Call Number: PATTE
Characteristics: 472 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
large print., rda

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Shellie1_us
Apr 08, 2021

Finally! James put more effort in this plot, I did not guess correctly who was the serial killer. I did figure out Kay's murderer. I still enjoy this series and some of his others. The others I mainly listen to on CD while driving or at home. I do admire his charitable work with children.

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DWW_lvccld
Apr 05, 2021

I am pleasantly surprised by 'Deadly Cross' I have been so disappointed in James Patterson lately, so I hope this book means he turned a corner back to the writer he was before he became a novel factory.

'Deadly Cross' features our intrepid, multi-career hero, Alex Cross. I found this particular book/mystery multi-faceted and stunningly shocking with major events that will affect him and his family going forward in future novels. Despite Cross encountering problems on an abundance of levels, personal and professional, the story felt a bit slow at times. I also think it was necessary to weave all the parts of the puzzle.

4 stars

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lucibob
Mar 13, 2021

return book

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leesteph1
Feb 05, 2021

pick up at central.

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firewindwater
Feb 05, 2021

One of his better "recent" books. He's been slacking off and letting his co-authors do most of the heavy lifting.

This book was slow at times but entertaining. I've found most of his books, as well as other authors, pick up the pace as they get toward the last half. True I didn't read this one as quick as some others but was still good.

I know eventually nanamama will have to die but that will be a fantastic character loss. The one chapter where there's a voice in the basement and Bree grabs a gun and nana grabs an iron skillet was great. And I can just picture her, 92 years old, somewhat tall but slender African American lady, in an apron, grabbing a skillet. AND being still strong enough to hold and swing it.

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USAF1969
Jan 04, 2021

James Patterson has co-authored some good reads with some of his co-authors. But, he is clearly at his best when he writes solo. This latest in the Alex Cross series of books is really well done. The story line is highly engaging with the usual multiple cases going on at once. The characters who are always part of his Cross series are well done as usual, and the new additions are well developed. No spoilers from me. Great read. Enjoy!

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manassau
Dec 28, 2020

Slow moving. Disappointment. Nothing here to make a page turn. I would have put it down but am in the lockdown with not much else to read. Pass on this one. Along came a spider was a page turner.

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