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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611139709
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The only way…

Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school—an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close.

To stop Alex Cross…

A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge.

Is to kill him

With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper—and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes.

A full-throttle thriller with unstoppable action, unrestrained emotion, and relentless suspense, Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel 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 #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 2/15/2014

    " President's children abducted, Washington DC under-siege! Very exciting! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irene | 2/11/2014

    " audio -- Basically this is a waste of my time. when Alex Cross is more important than the first kids that is above the threshold. The pace of the book is way too slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred Forbes | 2/7/2014

    " Good addition to the Alex Cross series. I listened to the audio version which had some interesting sound effects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/30/2014

    " good. like the interagency work and this one managed to keep my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/26/2014

    " Another great entry in the Alex Cross series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/12/2014

    " I've been sick of Alex Cross, and (gasp) I admit that I have thought it's time for Nana Mama to die for a long time. (She's in her 90's and spry, come on!) But, I liked this book in the series and felt that Patterson did justice to Cross (which I haven't felt he's done in the past few books!). The book was a fast entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig Hansen | 1/10/2014

    " Having Alex Cross go after terrorists instead of serial killers might have been inevitable, but strays the series away from its core appeal... Alex as a guy specially equipped to hunt down serial murderers. The series seems to be treading water currently; here's hoping 2012's installment is a marked improvement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Slater | 1/10/2014

    " As with many of the books written by James Patterson, I always find myself immersed in the story. Another great book in the Alex Cross series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 12/20/2013

    " Just got thru it and another Alex Cross read I loved it. It seemed to really make a lot of sense that Bree would take in Nana Momma's mugger that was a cute addition to the already crazy Cross household. Fast read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/17/2013

    " This was an ok read. Except I listened to it. Typical Alex cross book. Kidnapping, murder and terrorism and alex cross to the reacie "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magda Gregorski | 12/15/2013

    " 2.5 stars, it was not my favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joslyn | 12/11/2013

    " really enjoyed this book, a suspensful fast read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 12/11/2013

    " Typical recipe-style Patterson writing. boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allyvlee | 12/7/2013

    " Another solid Alex Cross. The main storyline I thought was good but the terrorist storyline didn't play out as much for me. Always looking forward to the next one though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trisha Jones | 11/1/2013

    " Although Patterson has turned into a sort of 'factory' writer, I still enjoy his fast paced detective series with protagonist, Alex Cross. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rdrunner04 | 9/29/2013

    " As always, James Patterson never ceases to keep you on the edge waiting for the next page. I felt the ending will lead into the next 'Kill Alex Cross #2' - maybe? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaRaine P | 9/13/2013

    " As usual a great read. Hope we have 18 more Alex Cross books! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Allinder | 7/14/2013

    " 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 Lauren Ferrell | 4/26/2013

    " Kind of disappointing, I always look forward to a new Alex Cross novel and I feel like Mr Patterson has been letting us down. Maybe slow down your releases for higher quality reads? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 1/24/2013

    " A good Alex Cross mystery about the kidnapping of the president's 2 children from their school, with a side story about a group of Saudi terrorists carrying out missions on US soil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Steels | 1/7/2013

    " Brilliant book, I couldn't put it down. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and had to know what happened! It's a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Van Winter | 11/23/2012

    " Another great Alex Cross novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri Vigil | 10/30/2012

    " Oh dear! I was left wondering "What happened to the momentum of this story?". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Ann | 8/28/2012

    " I listened to this one. The reader for Alex Cross was great - certainly someone who could really be Alex. The story was timely (political and involving terrorists). It was a quick story and I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joey | 8/8/2012

    " Not up to his usual standards, nowhere near as good as say Big Bad Wolf. but still not terrible either. Easy read I did not have to concentrate too much on. The villain was pretty disappointing, not nearly as fleshed out and brutal as so many other Patterson bad guys. "

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

    " usual Cross suspense with a terrorist subplot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 7/5/2012

    " Title is incongruent with the story. No attempt was made on Alex. Not one of Patterson's best books. Two completely different stories that did not really mesh. Good for a plane ride or a beach read. "

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

    " He's written better. Loose ends and didn't flow well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/12/2012

    " Didn't love this one. Felt rushed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 11/13/2011

    " Kind of formulaic, but still entertaining. "

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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.