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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,834 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Blair Underwood, John Rubinstein Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date:
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In the middle of the night, a controversial US senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown home. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed “Jack and Jill,” with a promise that this is just the beginning. The mysterious duo are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out.

Meanwhile, Washington, DC, homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, but far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim: a beautiful little girl, has been savagely beaten and deposited in front of the elementary school Cross’ son, Damon, attends.

Could there be a connection between the two murders? As Cross tries to put the pieces together, the killer—or killers—strike again. And again. No one in Washington is safe; not children, not politicians, not even the President. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case, but will he discover the truth in time?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gripping game of death that will have fans flocking…Through crisp cross-cutting of multiple points of view, first-person and third, Patterson grabs readers right from the beginning and sweeps them along toward riveting dual climaxes. He adds texture by devoting space to Cross’ concern about his own motherless son and daughter, his growing interest in the school’s attractive principal, his dealings with his octogenarian grandmother, Nana Mama, and life in the largely black Southeast district. It’s fine, full-blooded entertainment from start to finish, with a last-page surprise from an earlier Cross nemesis promising at least one more Cross installment to come.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Dual narrators and the clever use of sound effects such as gunshots and crowd noises contribute to this thriller featuring psychologist Alex Cross. Narrators John Rubenstein and Blair Underwood offer their own styles as the story unfolds through different points of view. Underwood perfects Alex Cross's deliberate nature with a steady performance and succeeds in building tension appropriately. Rubenstein's rendering of the killers is equally impressive, showing the aloofness of the almost inhuman sociopaths. Although the abridgment may cause listeners to feel they've missed some of the plot along the way, there is enough to tie everything together in the end.
  • “Flawless! Patterson, among the best writers of crime stories ever, has reached his pinnacle with Jack & Jill.”

    Larry King, USA Today

  • “A fast-paced, electric story that is utterly believable.”


  • “Patterson is back with another winner…All of [the] mayhem keeps Alex jumping and the pages turning. This entry follows Patterson’s usual formula of very short chapters, breakneck pacing, and grisly murders followed by a truly surprising ending, complete with an appearance of Gary Soneji, the serial killer from Along Came a Spider. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Captivating…As always, Patterson provides a fast-paced thriller full of surprising but realistic plot twists…Cross is one of the best and most likable characters in the modern thriller genre.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “Quick and scary.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Like Along Came a Spider and Cat & MouseJack & Jill is a rapid-fire thriller from start to finish, with enough plot twists to satisfy even the most jaded mystery fan.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Compulsively page-turning stuff.”

    Sunday Express

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/9/2014

    " Third time to read this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elly | 2/9/2014

    " can't wait for the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Neil | 2/4/2014

    " Typical Alex Cross novel. Good story and recommended "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by jv poore | 2/3/2014

    " This chilling tale pulls our hero, Alex Cross, in two totally different directions. A child killer in his very own neighborhood should take precedence, or so Detective Doctor Cross and his faithful companion Sampson believe; however, Cross' superiors want him on Presidential detail. Both stories unfold in completely unexpected ways. The Conspiracy Theorist potential of the President's predicament is realistic, humbling and frightening; while the child killer case rips the readers' heart in two. The third Alex Cross novel is fabulously written and may very well keep you up late. "

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