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2.99998384647692 out of 52.99998384647692 out of 52.99998384647692 out of 52.99998384647692 out of 52.99998384647692 out of 5 3.00 (123,812 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Charles Turner Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date:
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Here is the classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the number one detective series of the past twenty-five years.

A little girl named Maggie Rose is missing, a family of three in Washington, DC, has been brutally murdered, a beautiful elementary school teacher has been killed, and a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer has the police, FBI, and Secret Service outsmarted. Even after he’s been captured.

Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service, who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. 

Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair at the worst possible time for both of them, because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes occurs in Alex Cross’ precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan’s men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing…One of the best thrillers of the year.”

    Clive Cussler

  • “A first-rate thriller—fasten your seat belts and keep the lights on!”

    Sidney Sheldon

  • “This reader lost a good night’s sleep.”

    Ann Rule

  • “Terror and suspense that grab the reader and won’t let go. Just try running away from this one.”

    Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Brilliantly terrifying! So exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it! Packed with white-knuckle twists.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • Along Came a Spider is written simply, powerfully.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • Along Came a Spider…made James Patterson a household name.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Patterson’s storytelling talent is in top form in this grisly escapist yarn.”

    Library Journal

  • “In this novel, James Patterson introduces his star character, detective psychiatrist Alex Cross. Charles Turner’s narration provides a depth that places the characters right alongside the listener. He superbly differentiates the cast while at the same time creating empathy for their situations. Both plot and atmosphere will keep you from putting this book down.”


  • “Moves briskly…with a fine noir twist.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Stergar | 2/20/2014

    " Very happy with my first James Patterson! This was a great thriller, quick to read, with twists I did not guess! Loved the different points-of-view, especially by the serial killer himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andy | 2/17/2014

    " Granted it was the first in the series, but I found the writing to be really poor. The story was really the only reason I finished this one. Apparently Alex Cross is all hype. Skip it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Haynes | 2/8/2014

    " Meh....I've always wanted to read a James Patterson novel. He's so prolific, he's written a ton of best sellers, he's been on Castle...how could I go wrong reading the first book of the Alex Cross series? Well, I have to say I was disappointed. I mean, it was an OK book but I didn't really find it compelling or all that exciting. Better luck next time Mr. Patterson... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 2/6/2014

    " exciting right til the end "

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