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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,024 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Andre Braugher, Zach Grenier Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611139686
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The President’s son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes—one that may alter the fate of the entire country. Kill Alex Cross is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Patterson’s Kill Alex Cross is thriller with family at its heart…It’s Patterson at the top of his game…Underneath the fast-and-furious action, Patterson is exploring what it means to be a father, a man, and, ultimately, a human being in an increasingly complex and dangerous world.”

    Washington Post

  • “Andre Braugher and Zack Grenier are a perfect team in this new Alex Cross thriller, perhaps one of the best…Braugher’s straightforward portrayals of Cross and his cronies are outstanding, and Grenier’s accents and characterizations of the villains are chilling. A kidnapper’s insane laugh reaches right into your gut. Sound effects—music, gunshots, car chases—all contribute to the fast-paced action.”

    AudioFile

  • “The eighteenth Alex Cross thriller seethes with fast-breaking action.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/16/2014

    " Fast paced and fun. Not too much depth, but good enough for the elliptical. I will say he overused the term 'high jingo' - we get it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaynessa Campbell | 1/27/2014

    " Honestly, I've noticed serious decline in James Patterson's works for some time now, since he's no co-writing nearly all of his books and cranking them out faster than a printing press! This book was no exception, it's just not up to the standards I've come to expect from his work, and the only reason I read it was because I'm massively addicted to Alex Cross novels. Though with the quality of this book so low, I may have to reconsider that position. This book was left so open ended, and that's just not typical of a Cross novel. Only half the book had resolution, and even that wasn't what I've come to expect. It was a disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylene Nickerson | 1/18/2014

    " Good book, as usual but not one of my favorite Cross books. I love Cross though and cannot wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 1/18/2014

    " Two different story lines with predictable endings., but as always with James Patterson, an entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phildiggety | 1/9/2014

    " Great thriller. Definitely nails the genre right on the head. Turned the pages by itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/7/2014

    " It was a good read, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the other Alex Cross books. So I guess you could say I was disappointed. "

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

    " Listened to the audiobook version and loved it!! The ending sort was left open ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 12/16/2013

    " Typical Alex Cross but I still enjoyed the fast paced story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 12/11/2013

    " Started off very promising. Several side sub-plots, which were interesting, but in the end, just a diversion to the real story. I was a bit disappointed. "

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

    " He is back to writing by himself and it is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Carmichael | 11/28/2013

    " A rather easy read. I felt the story was missing detail and development, but that read i couldn't put it down. That's the quickest I've read a book in awhile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 11/25/2013

    " It was a typical Alex Cross book. It was okay but there wasn't like an exciting, new element to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 10/16/2013

    " I'm a big Alex Cross fan and James Patterson doesn't do him justice in this installment. I'm already upset with Patterson for allowing Tyler Perry to become Alex Cross in the latest movie version. Despite that I'm not ready to give up on Alex Cross yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 9/21/2013

    " had to reread this book because I remembered nothing not his best book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thane | 6/2/2013

    " Too paint by numbers compared to the early Cross stories. There's some setup for a new villain for the series, but not one that is very compelling to me. At least, not yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmel Mcsharry | 5/20/2013

    " This book was OK. Definetely not as good as some of his books. But I like his books because they are a nice easy read. Nice small chapters so if you have to stop its nice to be able to stop at a chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline Corry | 5/9/2013

    " Definitely the least favorite of mine of the Alex Cross novels. I felt like the entire book was a setup for the next novel. I hope it is better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle Piatek | 2/25/2013

    " Never disappoints and kept me turning the pages once again Mr. Patterson...keep Alex Cross books coming!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 10/7/2012

    " Good book if you enjoy murder/mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D.K. | 8/23/2012

    " Don't let the title fool you, that's all I'll say on the subject. Kill Alex Cross was a decent read, but not as entertaining as past Cross books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/18/2012

    " Thrilling novel. Two disticktly different events going on with Alex Cross trying to handle both. Are they connected or is it just coincidence they occurred at the same time? This one is most definitely a page turner. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 7/26/2012

    " I,m an Alex Cross fan but this book just doesn't have the twist and depth of some of the previous stories it seems to be more about the introduction of a new big bad than it does about the presidents children. Hopefully it will be worth the wait for book 19??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 7/15/2012

    " It was a good read. What's like about Patterson books is that they are a quick read with a good story. I must say that I have learned that I fall in love with a serial book up until a certain point. There is only so much an author can do with a character and I get bored. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Allinder | 5/29/2012

    " I loved the book until then end. Then if felt like the door bell rang and he had to finish the book before he answered it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 4/6/2012

    " Quick, fun, engrossing read. The end fell a little flat but a faced paced gripping plot w twists and turns keeps you on your toes throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/4/2012

    " a fun, fast paced thriller. great for summer reading especially if you are an alex cross fan. however, it's not one of patterson's best. just sit back and enjoy the read. "

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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.

Zach Grenier is a film, television, and stage actor. His resume includes films such as Cliffhanger, Twister, and Fight Club. In 2009, his role in Broadway’s 33 Variations earned him a Tony Award nomination. He continues to work on films and currently plays David Lee in the television series The Good Wife.