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3.00061519532452 out of 53.00061519532452 out of 53.00061519532452 out of 53.00061519532452 out of 53.00061519532452 out of 5 3.00 (3,251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781619691704
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Homicide detective, ex-FBI profiler, highly trained psychologist and cop extraordinaire, Alex Cross is also a grounded, everyday family man. He thinks rationally, calmly, is respectful of others and always gets the killers in the end.

In the bestselling crime novel, "Alex Cross, Run," the same holds true, although the many twists and turns within this compelling story leaves the listener with doubts, most assuredly.

Elijah Creem is a top-ranked plastic surgeon who is highly skilled in his craft, and thus is sought after by many high-end, spare-no-expense patients seeking to cosmetically "improve" what nature gave them.

Creem makes little secret of his preference for wild, indecent "industry parties," which he pays exorbitant amounts of money to put on. He brings in exotic dancers, models and adds a hefty dose of drugs, champagne and a veritable orgy of sexual deliciousness.

It is his sick, perverted taste for young girls that gets him arrested after Detective Alex Cross makes a bust on one of Creem's lavish parties.

Out for revenge, Creem recruits a partner even more demented than he is. Caught up in the frenzy that a string of murders in Washington, D.C. creates, Cross and his partner, Sampson, have little time to think about their safety and the safety of their families. A woman has been found, murdered, in her car, a lock of her hair having been ripped out. Another woman is discovered hanging from a sixth-floor window, sporting a scar across her stomach. Still another body is discovered, also mutilated.

Patterson fans, once again, can expect an action-packed, fast moving experience as they listen to the "Alex Cross, Run" audiobook.

American bestselling novelist James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He began writing after a successful career in advertising, from which he retired. He remains America's most prolific writer, putting out an average of two books per year. He is most well known for his crime novels as well as his thrillers. His novels consistently appear on all the best seller lists.

Kill Alex Cross was “Patterson at the top of his game” (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.

Dont’t look, Alex Cross…

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared “industry parties,” bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem’s lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.

Don’t think, Alex Cross…

But Alex doesn’t have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington, DC, into an all-out frenzy.

Just Run.

Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn’t noticed that someone else investigating him—someone so obsessed and so twisted that they’ll do anything—anything—to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson’s most unrelenting story yet—a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With 75 million copies of his books in print, Patterson is the king of crime.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem—Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!”

    Bibliographic Book blog

  • READERS LOVE CROSS FIRE!
  • The Cross family will never be the same! Cross Fire will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense. Beyond the Bookshelf
  • In true Patterson fashion, the story includes every element a good cop tale needs: shootouts, car chases, mysterious characters, and bad guys galore. John M. Wills, author, former Chicago Police Officer, and retired FBI Agent
  • Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem--Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down! Bibliophilic Book Blog
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A #1 Washington Post bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryann | 2/17/2014

    " A good quick read. Not as suspenseful or interesting as some of the previous ones. Supposedly Patterson actually wrote this one himself. Maybe he's lost some of his edge since he started outsourcing so much writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 2/13/2014

    " Yes, it is part of a tired and predictable series, but I like the juxtaposition of a blood and guts mystery with a trying to be normal family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Sherow | 2/8/2014

    " Nothing ever comes easy to Alex Cross and going to jail does not make it better. If you are a AC fan then you will love this book. I almost missed my train stop enjoying this book. Keep Reading B-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leta | 2/4/2014

    " Fast read in James Patterson's style. Never disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Miller | 1/31/2014

    " Not my favorite writer but it was pretty good. Something to hold me over until the next Game of Thrones or Stephen King comes out. LOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/27/2014

    " I liked it 3.5 stars so glad there was not a terrorist plot. Much better than the last one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Chadwick | 1/25/2014

    " Alex Cross is my hero. This book was typical Alex Cross mishaps and issues. As with many authors the first books in the series were much better. I wonder what happens with an author, seems they lose momentum. Alex sure seems to find trouble, but it didn't make sense to me that Sampson and Brie did not investigate Ron from the get go. He was harassing Alex from the beginning, yet no one looked closely at him until the middle of the book. I guess if they had there wouldn't be a story. I like that there are severl things going on within the confines of Patterson's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/23/2014

    " This was one of the better Alex Cross novels of late. They are all very good but the pace of this one was great. Gripping plot and good action. Can't wait for another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia Rock lantz | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed this book about Alex Cross and his family. Another hard to put down book from Patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Davis | 1/13/2014

    " Alex Cross never disappoints, and this book didn't either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Smith | 1/9/2014

    " Always love Alex Cross books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 12/16/2013

    " Love Alex Cross!!! This was a great read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry Van bibber | 12/14/2013

    " I read it in 2 days. This one of the better Alex Cross books and the best in recent years. It is very fast paced with lots of action as 3 serial killers are tracked down by Cross. You can't skim this book without missing the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 12/8/2013

    " Although there seemed to be a few loose ends and an implausible time line at the end of the story it was a great Alex Cross adventure. It had some interesting, but not unpredicted twists to the story, one was (spoiler alert) that one of the killers seemed to give up way too easily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Yakubowski | 12/3/2013

    " Excellent Alex Cross Novel!! It was like reading 3 seperate stories that all blended into one at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Hickman-Davis | 12/1/2013

    " One of James Patterson's better recent books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Carter | 11/29/2013

    " Again a very well done audio book with multiple readers. Very intense story, but very believable in the current state of the world. James Patterson again, shows how hard it is to be a detective working in a inner city and all of its problems and at the same time trying to have a family life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/16/2013

    " The storyline on the foster child was excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Mobley | 11/15/2013

    " Classic Patterson - quick to engage the reader and hard to put down!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 10/11/2013

    " Any Alex Cross novel is a great one, and this one doesn't disappoint! I highly recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 10/6/2013

    " I was surprised by this book!! I was expecting it to be not as good,as a few of the past books have not been. However,this was like the old JP books! Twisting and turning and I could NOT put it down!! Thanks James!! You have renewed my faith in you!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeneen Marshall | 9/29/2013

    " I truly enjoyed this Alex Cross book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 8/29/2013

    " A pretty typical Alex Cross story. The story moved along pretty fast and was a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 8/25/2013

    " Some plot holes or loose ends not wrapped up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Venvertloh | 6/16/2013

    " Best James Patterson book I've read in a while! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 6/7/2013

    " The Alex Cross series is still classic Patterson and an enjoyable read unlike some of his other robotic publications lately. I keep saying I am not going to read anymore of his books, but I do. This and the Murder Club are still worthwhile reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 5/18/2013

    " Wonderful news, there is another good Alex Cross novel out! Several story lines going on at the same time keeps the story moving at a brisk pacew. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth | 5/16/2013

    " So predictable and the characters have no depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Durinda | 2/24/2013

    " Another great Alex Cross book, I thoroughly enjoy this series. Great read, kept me turning the pages. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrators

Michael Boatman is an Image Award–nominated actor and writer who is best known for his roles in the television series China BeachSpin City, and Arliss. He has also appeared in the major motion pictures The Peacemaker and Hamburger Hill. His audiobook narration has garnered seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earned him the prestigious Audie Award in 2008 and 2010.

Steven Boyer is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has appeared both on stage and screen.