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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781600240584
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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 string 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 for sure: 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. Download and start listening now!

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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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amrita | 2/15/2014

    " The book started off well and it seemed like it was going to be a good murder mystery solver but it turned out to be run of the mill kind. Don't think will read any more Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raegan Pagotto | 1/30/2014

    " Very good and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 1/27/2014

    " Eh..it was pretty good, but it left a lot of unanswered questions and finished rather abruptly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Benny | 1/25/2014

    " Patterson does another good one. He's getting darker and darker in his books, but this one went back to his original style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teldal | 1/25/2014

    " This book is quite suspenseful and I read it very quickly...though I think that was because I just wanted to be done with it. Lots of murder and quite descriptive...not one to read when it's dark outside or before going to bed. I won't be looking for any more of this author's books! It was a bit too much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 1/20/2014

    " I've said it before. Patterson keeps you on your toes and turning pages. Thanks for another great read James! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melony | 1/19/2014

    " I had to get into it, started another book and finished picked up again. It is OK, for me anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariella | 1/5/2014

    " Another good one from James Patterson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marijo | 1/4/2014

    " Love Alex Cross character and Patterson didn't let me down. "

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

    " 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 Conni | 12/19/2013

    " Love the Alex Cross series. My bad for not reading them in order! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lbd | 12/18/2013

    " another Alex Cross mystery. Kyle Craig is on the loose and Alex isn't sure who he's chasing. good thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/3/2013

    " Love the Alex Cross character! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/22/2013

    " I found this book pretty boring and predictable, with the usual twists and turns. I've read a few Alex Cross novels in the past which were entertaining enough but this one just didn't do it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 11/20/2013

    " Easy read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Meyers | 10/22/2013

    " Great book! James Patterson is a great fiction writer. He keeps you on the edge of your seat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean | 8/12/2013

    " "I was much more into this one than it's predecessor, Cross. Kyle Craig is a great villain" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 8/4/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee | 11/22/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jesse | 10/3/2012

    " One of the least pleasing of the Cross series. I just didn't find it remotely plausible, made the story less interesting for me. Still OK, typical Patterson writing, but not my favourite in any way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/28/2012

    " Alex Cross #13 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 12/29/2011

    " I'm bouncing between the feeling of it was an o.k. story to yeah I liked it. Maybe it was just I was expecting to much after reading the description which sounded like a very good story plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 11/27/2011

    " Actually listening to this on audio book, in the car. I had to do a lot of driving this week and this book is certainly making the time fly by. It's not a book I would normally read but it's entertaining anyway! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tisha | 11/12/2011

    " I guess I am on a James Patterson kick. This latest installment of Alex Cross has a killer who likes an audience. This is another fast reading story that concluded with not all the questions answered. so now I am on the hunt for Cross Country. I did enjoy reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Hall | 10/29/2011

    " Kyle Craig is back looking to taunt his long time nemesis. The D.C. Audience Killer is new and added to make a sort-of crime drama love triangle between Craig, Cross and himself. **** "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melody | 9/18/2011

    " Good summer/beach read. Fast moving, but pretty thin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofia | 8/10/2011

    " A quick and easy read in true James Patterson fashion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 7/29/2011

    " Good book! Quick page-turner. Patterson's stories are very descriptive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal Arthur | 6/13/2011

    " ugghh!!! Detail was great of the killers and their deeds. All of a sudden it ended abruptly, like he had an appointment that he was late for. Seems like he's getting lazy. "

  • 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.