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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,203 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez, Jay O. Sanders Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781619694118
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Now a major motion picture starring Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, and Rachel Nichols.

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. Alex’s need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge: raising his children without their mother.

Years later Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it’s in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross’ former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced, and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cross’ competence and vulnerability make a stark contract with Sullivan’s sadistic mutilations and psychological manipulations of his victims.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • The story whips by with incredible speed. Booklist
  • Another great one from James Patterson. Hold onto your seat! ArmchairInterviews.com
  • Cross's competence and vulnerability make a stark contract with Sullivan's sadistic mutilations and psychological manipulations of his victims. Publishers Weekly
  • “The story whips by with incredible speed.”

    Booklist
  • “Dual narration heightens the conflict between Alex Cross, former FBI agent, and Michael Sullivan…Peter Jay Fernandez, the voice of Cross in almost all of Patterson’s audios, shows understanding of Alex’s humor and foibles, as well as his vulnerability in revisiting the painful death of his first wife and his inability to leave behind his life as a criminal tracker. Jay O. Sanders’ cold, ruthless tones portray Sullivan’s psychopathic zeal for threatening, killing, and torturing…The appeal of this book comes from the fascinating parallels between these two characters.”

    AudioFile
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Adkins | 2/11/2014

    " Excellent! One of the best of Alex Cross. Three murder investigations going at once, and a personal problem with a blogger out to get Alex. Highly recommend to Alex Cross fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/4/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Barlow | 2/1/2014

    " Yes! Alex Cross is back :) I've been getting a little tired of the most recent Alex Cross stories, they'd become so predictable yet ridiculously far fetched. I know that pretty much all the Patterson books are far fetched but I do like that they're so addictive and exciting. It just felt like the author was churning out so many books per year that they were coming across as rushed and a bit boring. This is the best Alex Cross book I've read in so long, edge of the seat stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn Wilson | 1/28/2014

    " I always enjoy James Patterson's Alex Cross reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/27/2014

    " Just when I think I might be done reading Patterson, Alex Cross brings me back. I find that I enjoy the Cross series and the Michael Bennett books. Most of the other stories just aren't that memorable. Now I am starting Guilty Wives, so I will see if that theory holds true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Mcguffries | 1/15/2014

    " I was very eager to read this book, but overall I was dissappointed. It didn't have alot of suspense that was in "Kiss The Girls". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/14/2014

    " I thought James Patterson might have had his run based on the last book. I really like the quality of writing in this one. Way to go JP. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/5/2013

    " I've been disappointed in the last few Alex Cross books and I had said this would be the last one I would buy on the release date. I was resigned to get any future books from the library, but this one was pretty decent. Maybe I'll give it one more..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/4/2013

    " Like the pace. Have read so many now that I can't stop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 11/19/2013

    " Each one gets better and better! So worth losing sleep time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Cauley | 11/15/2013

    " I have liked all of the Alex Cross books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Terpening | 9/18/2013

    " This was a good story but it lost momentum halfway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 9/4/2013

    " Patterson is still the King! As usual, Alex Cross is at the top of his game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shandra | 5/24/2013

    " Wow, what a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 5/22/2013

    " Enjoyed the Alex ride - wasn't pleased with some changes made but overall, it was a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Sherow | 5/18/2013

    " 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 Andrew Booth | 4/13/2013

    " Another entertaning book. I like how the author makes the book fast paced by using the short chapter method. I like this series and i hope there are more to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 4/6/2013

    " I thought this book was really good. It was much better than the last few Alex Cross books. It didn't feel like James Patterson rushed through it like the last several books. Good plot and finish. I still wish that Alex worked more with Sampson, but I guess we'll have to take what we get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Nommensen | 2/2/2013

    " Typical Alex Cross/James Patterson book. Fast pace, easy read, great escapism! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy Fortune huff | 1/24/2013

    " I love this whole series hope he keeps writing them.You will cry,laugh,and get scared.Its as if you feel like your in the moment with them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Biergl | 1/22/2013

    " Always such terrible writing, but an easy quick read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/1/2012

    " Patterson does so much better writing solo. This book was a quick read with the surprise of large print. The handling of the Ava character was a surprise. It's so easy to fall in love with Alex and Samson because the characterizations are so well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Strekosa | 8/28/2012

    " Fast paced story with lots of turns and twists, great read like always "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 8/17/2012

    " One of the better Cross books. Flows well and interesting villains. "

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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

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.

Jay O. Sanders began his acting career off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles then went on to appear in numerous films and television series, including Revolutionary Road, The Day after Tomorrow, and Kiss the Girls, based on the novel by James Patterson. He has narrated more than fifty audio books over the years, including the bestselling My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and Dean Koontz’s Dragon Tears and Mr. Murder.