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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez, Michael Stuhlbarg Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781600240560
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Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game—this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

A spate of elaborate murders in Washington, DC, have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There’s only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience.

As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror—and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings—and he’ll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington, DC, has ever seen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Double Cross is double excitement from the most popular crime sleuth in the business.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • Double Cross is one of Patterson’s best works to date, full of action and excitement. One cannot read Double Cross without feeling as if there are even bigger things yet to come from Cross and his creator.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • “Even newcomers will find themselves turning the pages to see how everything turns out.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg deftly manage the multiple characters in this thriller, carrying the listener through the various, and often confusing, layers, sliding over the plot holes and inconsistencies, and galloping to a breathtaking climax.”

    AudioFile

  • “It was smart to hire two talented and very different readers for Patterson’s latest blockbuster...Fernandez catches Alex’s raspy wisdom with instant credibility...and Stuhlbarg is full of lighter charm as the narrator and one of the two serial killers who are trying to spoil Cross’ return to private practice. Stuhlbarg makes Alex’s former FBI colleague Kyle Craig...as charismatic as he is deadly.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 2/17/2014

    " Lots of unrealistic hero stuff from Patterson, who has the weirdest killers on the planet. And of course Alex Cross always gets his crook, with a little help from his friends who live to sleuth another day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/13/2014

    " This book felt a bit like a set up for the next one, it was a good quick read. It felt just a bit like filler for the series and building the drama for the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gary Johnson | 2/6/2014

    " Good story line but the ending did not support the plot. The characters were complex and the ending too simple, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/2/2014

    " The Kyle Craig ones are always the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 1/25/2014

    " I'll have to check out some of the other Cross series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neal Carter | 1/21/2014

    " Very annoying. Badly written. Terrible story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/20/2014

    " This was not one of the better 'Alex Cross' books I have read. I just could not believe some of the events depicted. For example, the prison escape and the prison suicide. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris Zonies | 1/18/2014

    " Typical James Patterson. That pretty much says it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee | 1/17/2014

    " The Alex Cross novels are getting monotonous. It's the same thing over and over only the names change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryle | 1/8/2014

    " as always James Patterson's Alex Cross novels are excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 12/25/2013

    " who's kidding who? this hardly qualifies as literature. but it is such fun!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britney | 12/18/2013

    " This is one of the first Alex Cross novels that I've read in a long time where it felt somewhat suspenseful. "

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

    " A little predictable (I figured this one out early) but still another fun murder mystery set in DC with a psych edge. Good enough for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raylene | 12/5/2013

    " It was okay .... ending kind of sucked but it kept going great till then .... lets see what next book brings lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Woodson | 11/11/2013

    " this book should have a movie being made. I love the dialogue and everything. Character is true. Morgan Freeman is coming back! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 10/15/2013

    " A decent read. I wish it had been more in-depth on the profiling side. And I couldn't get Morgan Freeman's voice out of my head (he played this character in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tia | 5/23/2013

    " Quick read again...ending was open. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer Willardson | 4/3/2013

    " I listened to this book, which may affect my review. It was a pretty interesting story, but it wasn't quite what I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhod | 1/2/2013

    " Pretty good Alex Cross effort - but really nasty stuff even for Patterson "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 12/29/2012

    " A real page turner? Sure, if you happen to be on the toilet and find yourself out of loo roll. Maybe. Predictable, contrived and formulaic, this author is just hoping for a Hollywood Screenplay; utter trash. Life is too short and there are so many better books out there. Avoid like the plague. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cradg001 Craig | 12/13/2012

    " I don't usually read books like this, I generally read romance novels, but I did enjoy this. I was disappointed with the anticlimactic ending but the storyline was generally gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 9/11/2012

    " Good mystery. Quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Momruns5 | 9/9/2012

    " Very predictable. I won't read anymore of these. "

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

    " A very good mystery. Nothing less for James Patterson's writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 3/27/2012

    " Another great Alex Cross adventure with a return of a character from his past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Leja | 10/3/2011

    " I love the Alex Cross books--quick and engaging. This was a real page-turner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 5/9/2011

    " A great quick read with his usual unsuspected ending. "

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

    " Back to the good stuff! Great plot with lots of twists and turns that keep the reader entertained and waiting for more! I'm glad Patterson went back to the Kyle Craig story. Much better than some of the other recent Alex Cross novels. "

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

    " Had much the same feel as any Alex Cross oriented novel. Which is both good, and bad. On the one hand, it's awesome that Patterson could keep up such a level of similarity. On the other hand, the Cross novels are so similar I have problems remembering which ones what happened in. "

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

    " Alex Cross and Sampson investigate the murders by "The Audience Killer" who stages his murders so they happen in front of an audience; on stage, on a bridge overpass of a freeway, off the balcony of a high rise. Kyle Craig escapes from prison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 4/26/2011

    " After Alex Cross retires from the D.C. police force to continue his practice, he is forced back into the hunt by a brutal killer, and his old nemesis Kyle Craig is back in the picture. A very fast, good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.C. | 4/6/2011

    " Easy peasy read but I was really not terribly satisfied as many Cross mystery/thriller books end but don't seem to end (and no cliffhanger either). The beginning of the following Cross book seemed to be at odds with the end of Double Cross. "

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

    " Good to the end... Then is fell down for me. Good read until the super-hero finale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherwin | 3/28/2011

    " Not as good as some of the older Alex Cross books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Galihmelon | 3/16/2011

    " Yet another mindblowing story about Detective Cross. Really really liked it. A little bit gorey, but overall okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernice | 3/14/2011

    " listened to this while driving for work and brought the rest of the CDs into the hotel to finished listening "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D.L. | 3/8/2011

    " Very fast-paced. Loved the suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee | 3/2/2011

    " The Alex Cross novels are getting monotonous. It's the same thing over and over only the names change.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 2/24/2011

    " Easy read....great if you just want a murder/mystery/thriller to read and take your mind off more serious things. "

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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.

Michael Stuhlbarg attended the Juilliard School in New York and has performed in many theater productions, including The Pillowman in 2005 and Hamlet in Central Park in 2008. He is also a successful film actor, appearing in major releases such as A Serious Man, Men in Black III, Hitchcock, and Lincoln, as well as the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire.