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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,986 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Andre Braugher, Jay O. Sanders Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781607886662
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Wedding bells ring, and a murderer returns

Detective Alex Cross and Bree’s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington, DC’s most corrupt: a dirty congressman and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories—is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims’ movements—information that only a Washington insider could possess.

As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in DC and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson’s most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.

*Published by Hachette Audio. This book is repackaged and distributed by Blackstone Audio. Blackstone Audio is not affiliated with the original publisher.

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Quotes & Awards

  • READERS LOVE I, ALEX CROSS!
  • [Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places. Al Roker, The Today Show
  • I truly believe that James Patterson has an IV hooked up to his writing arm and Great Ideas, Great Plots, and Great Characters dribble constantly into his bloodstream...I, Alex Cross stuns. TheReviewBroads.com
  • The stakes are higher than ever before...More than a crime thriller, it's an absorbing family drama. NightsandWeekends.com
  • “Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves the plot along. It’s what fires off the movie projector in the reader’s mind.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “Perfectly calibrated two-track suspense.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “The prolific Patterson and two fine narrators score a bull’s-eye with this seventeenth Alex Cross adventure...The production is first-rate, and the musical background is perfectly placed for emphasis. Praise is due to Jay O. Sanders for his clear, crisp narration and to Andre Braugher for his accents and believable characterizations. Best of all, Patterson’s ending suggests possible new beginnings—maybe even a crossover with another of his favorite characters.”

    AudioFile

  • “Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints.”

    USA Today

  • “James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose.”

    People

  • “The stakes are higher than ever before…More than a crime thriller, it’s an absorbing family drama.”

    nightsandweekends.com

  • A#1 New York Times Bestseller
  • AUSA Today Bestseller
  • A#1 Barnes & Noble Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manjak | 2/13/2014

    " Loved the story! I don't really believe that Kyle Craig is finally gone for good. Let's wait and see. For once, after this chilling adventure, Alex Cross has found his soulmate and lives happily ever after....NO, the next villain is waiting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/8/2014

    " Kyle is back and Cross is in love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nuridiana Bilodeau | 2/3/2014

    " It was a good book. I love the Alex cross series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Lapacka | 1/29/2014

    " I love Alex Cross, but the patterns are starting to get a BIT old. Worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/25/2014

    " As always- Loved this book, even though they are a bit predictable, but I just can't help reading them in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spieges | 1/11/2014

    " Standard easy read by Patteson, but does keep you involved and turning the pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/4/2014

    " Finally we get back to Kyle Craig. I did take a star off for the "only in a soap opera" way that Kyle snuck back into Alex's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momm | 12/30/2013

    " Kyle CRaig is back with Max Segal's face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/18/2013

    " As usual, James Patterson left me guessing till the end. Had no idea when or if Alex Cross was going to make it out alive, or if his family would survive. Again a great piece of crime mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerald Neal | 12/7/2013

    " Fairly routine thriller but kept my interest to the last page whilst waiting for a plane back to the UK from Phoenix. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 11/10/2013

    " Wasn't as bad as I was afraid, Alex Cross deserves a break from all the diabolical killers he tracks. Surely Kyle Craig will not reappear as someone else in a book down the road? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/10/2013

    " One of the best Patterson books in a long time. Written solely by Patterson it is more like earlier works. Good suspense and a fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ericka Clay | 10/21/2013

    " Easy read, too easy. Wouldn't have chosen this if it weren't my book club's pick. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caroline | 9/21/2013

    " Why do I keep on reading this series? The plots get more inane, the writing gets more pedantic, and I can see the outcome from a mile away. I could barely stand to finish this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 9/1/2013

    " sigh I increasingly root for the bad guys to no avail but I will keep reading anyway...for some reason...sigh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angella | 7/1/2012

    " Quick read. Love the main character in this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo Loflin | 5/29/2012

    " Kyle Craig is back!!! And... Alex Cross is bound to get him this time!! This was a great book. I was able to master it in an afternoon! Alex Cross is the best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CrisTina | 4/28/2012

    " Can't wait to see what happens...I love the Alex Cross Series! Okay, so wasn't as impressed with this as the others. Kind of bored me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/18/2012

    " Yep, it'd Alex Cross. Somehow the formula never gets old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/27/2011

    " The book was fun, several different homicide cases to follow. I liked that Kyle came back, but I was disappointed in the end. It couldve ended alot more interesting. I wish Bree wouldve been shot or kidnapped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 8/19/2011

    " Another great addation to the Alex Cross series and I liked the way this one ended. It wasn't with a cliff hanger that left you needing to read the next but more of a slight hint that something might be coming for Alex and his family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 7/20/2011

    " Always a good read when Alex Cross is in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 7/11/2011

    " Alex Cross is a believable hero. Good villans too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 6/23/2011

    " Meh...it's an illness.. I need to stop reading James Patterson books but I can't stop... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 5/21/2011

    " Another airplane novel - interesting enough, no redeaming value! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/19/2011

    " I love these books because you can read them within 24 hours, they are highly forgettable so it's kind of hard to remember the past plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renie | 5/10/2011

    " I like Patterson's books ....they usually keep me interested throughout the book. This is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kathi | 5/4/2011

    " Another good fast paced book by James Patterson featuring Alex Cross. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrin | 5/4/2011

    " I like the book fast reading. Just wish there wasn't so many Fbombs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 5/2/2011

    " james patterson is always solid. quick, entertaining read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caroline | 5/1/2011

    " Why do I keep on reading this series? The plots get more inane, the writing gets more pedantic, and I can see the outcome from a mile away. I could barely stand to finish this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/29/2011

    " James Patterson's books are always a roller coaster and this was no exception. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suellen | 4/29/2011

    " Finally got caught up on the Alex Cross series. I really like most of James Patterson's work but Alex Cross is definitely my favorite. Can't wait for #18 to come out at the end of the year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 4/21/2011

    " Fairly good book, though a little predictable. "

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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

Andre Braugher is an Emmy Award and Obie Awardwinning actor. His most recent film and television credits include Salt, Passengers, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Men of a Certain Age. He was born and raised in Chicago, earned a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from Juilliard.

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.