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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (29,379 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Anthony Heald, Keith David Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781594836961
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In Cat & Mouse, things get too close to home. Two killers, one operating in America, one in Europe believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned. Villain Gary Soneji is back. He vows his last act on earth will be taking the life of Alex Cross. But first he wants to have some fun. Union Station, Washington, and Penn Station in New York are scenes of chaos as Soneji creates a train ride to hell. With time running out, Cross must predict Soneji’s next move—the lives of thousands of innocent commuters hang in the balance.

Meanwhile, a second game of cat and mouse is being played. Thomas Augustine Pierce is referred to by the FBI and Interpol as “St. Augustine” for his uncanny ability to catch killers. He has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since his fiancée was brutally murdered.

But when the Soneji case takes a baffling new twist, Pierce must put the Mr. Smith case on hold to assist in a special investigation.  Will Cross, or Pierce, figure everything out before it’s too late? From DC to Delaware, New York to Paris, Cat & Mouse will take you on a heart-pounding adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If there really were human superheroes, Alex Cross would be at the head of the class…and, with each installment in the series, Patterson makes sure his superhero gets bigger and better while at the same time becoming more vulnerable.”

    New York Times

  • “I’ve just started James Patterson’s Cat & Mouse and I can’t stop turning pages.”

    Larry King, USA Today

  • “Fans of Patterson’s Alex Cross series will be delighted with this latest installment…whose driving plot will distract you from thinking about its implausibilities and keep you turning pages to the last, when you’ll find yourself impatiently awaiting the arrival of the next Cross novel. Recommended for public libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • “A ride on a roller coaster whose brakes have gone out.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A fine writer with a good ear for dialogue and pacing. His books are always page-turners.”

    Washington Times

  • “Once again, Patterson delivers a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that’s sure to keep the pages flying.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The prototype thriller for today.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Findley | 2/10/2014

    " The plotlines of the two villains don't overlap very well; it reads like two novellas crammed together into the same book. But all the little Alex Cross touches (and the Soneji bits) were enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/8/2014

    " this was a very a good book Alex Cross has to deal with Gary Soneji again. And a very insane killer who kills children and puts them on school grounds. He taunts Alex Cross and he finds the youngest serial killer there ever is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Dinger | 2/2/2014

    " Alex Cross teams with an ally to chase one crook and suddenly finds himself in the midst of fighting another, unexpected foe. This is a great potboiler with short chapters and abrupt changes of narration, meaning another great Alex Cross book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 1/25/2014

    " An Alex Cross mystery. Alex, Washington D.C. detective, finds himself involved with two serial killers who focus upon him. A fast moving story as Alex seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding the two different killers and catch them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Ullmer | 1/23/2014

    " A good mystery. Loved the references to "Stranger in a Strange Land." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colby | 1/16/2014

    " I think this is the best Cross novel so far. Patterson makes the story complex and thrilling by changing narrators. First Alex meets up with Gary Soneji (antagonist in book 1, Along Came a Spider). I don't ant to give anything in the novel away. Kyle Craig is still adamant about needing Alexs help about the Mr smith case. The FBI thinks Mr. Smith is complex, but is he really? Or is he just as simple as your average serial killer? Thomas Pierce was finishing up his studies to be a doctor at Harvard when Mr Smith kills his lover Isabella. Mr Smith has now moved on to murdering in Europe. Alex is in love with Christine and I love their relationship. I love the language and feelings Patterson uses when Alex is talking about her. Excited to start Pop Goes the Weasel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena | 12/12/2013

    " my favorite so far, for sure "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reagan | 12/6/2013

    " Want an action packed, page-turinig mystery? Read this. Such an awesome author. Maybe not a "right before I go to sleep" kind of read if you're the scarred type! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Burt | 10/19/2013

    " Got to love the Alex Cross books. Interesting read. Nice shift in the middle of the book that I liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffanie | 10/16/2013

    " Much better than the last installment! I look forward to more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/6/2013

    " couldn't get into this book...Didn't even finish it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 9/28/2013

    " With each book I like the Alex Cross series even more. What I am not enjoying is the feeling that Christine isn't going to last many more books. Now I have to go and check to see if I have read When the Wind Blows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 May Evans | 9/16/2013

    " Formulaic but quite well done... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 8/8/2013

    " another good Alex Cross book. Very crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 5/9/2013

    " I thought this book was pretty good. It was not predictable at all. It kept me guessing 'til the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Bennett | 3/28/2013

    " really good read loving this series so far and the cliff hanger at the end can't wait to start the next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Lorraine | 11/20/2012

    " I never have nightmares, but this book brought to me the worst nightmare I ever had. James Patterson delivered a bone-rattling, terrifying book. This is definitely one of his very best books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Davidson | 11/19/2012

    " Loved it! It had me breatless the entire time wondering if he ever was going to find Christine! Then the end.... amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/5/2012

    " This is trademark Patterson. Alex Cross tackles one of the scariest killers in this book. It will keep you up at night! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Palmer | 10/9/2012

    " This is the only Patterson book I've read. I've saw the two movies that the first two books were made into, and enjoyed this book as well. However, there is a common formula to the three stories. A very easy read, which I desire sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 10/6/2012

    " Intriguing plot involving two killers causing chaos and confusion for the detectives. This book kept me in suspense and I found myself reading the book in one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 8/28/2012

    " A great story as always but the culprit is starting to get predictable... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Belcher | 5/7/2012

    " A thriller where Alex Cross is faced by someone he has put away. It is a page turner...love how he writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 12/6/2011

    " A mystery about two different serial murderers... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 5/24/2011

    " James Patterson is always okay...I enjoy reading it once in a while but at the end I can't say they so memorable...except for Kiss the Girls, but that's probably because of the movie. Morgan Freeman has that ability. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/21/2011

    " An outstanding read, as always by James Patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 5/13/2011

    "
    this book is really really good, I have only read a few in the Alex Cross series, but want to read more. I love James Patterson books, this is a must read for mystery fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " Another amazing Alex Cross novel. Gripping plot, hard to put down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 George | 3/6/2011

    " This was the last Patterson book that I read, and I'm ashamed that I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffanie | 2/21/2011

    " Much better than the last installment! I look forward to more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LazyGirl | 2/13/2011

    " Fans of this series won't be disappointed. Defintiely up there with the first two in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 1/21/2011

    " Always lots of action and surprises when Alex Cross is involved. Very satisfying ending in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/11/2011

    " sometimes need the speed/intensitly of patterson's novels...he never dissapoints! always read his fast b/c of the suspense he creates! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 12/29/2010

    " Awesome book. I just started reading Alex Cross series in order. This book is #4. Best one so far. The murderer is just plain sick. Certainly makes me wonder what goes on in Patterson's mind. I am not sure, but I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/21/2010

    " Great book - kept me hooked all the way through. Looking forward to the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanul | 12/11/2010

    " Ahhh!! It was fun and interesting but it was so gory and freaky!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/7/2010

    " okay a little gross for my tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmin | 12/3/2010

    " though i didn't finished it and dislike investigation books it was very good and keep u on the edge of your seat. "

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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 Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.