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.
"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."
Cathy (4 out of 5 stars)