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3.00007268762493 out of 53.00007268762493 out of 53.00007268762493 out of 53.00007268762493 out of 53.00007268762493 out of 5 3.00 (27,515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834509
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In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he’s ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind.

In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building - and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter.

Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work - the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a personal crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karina | 2/12/2014

    " Another good murder mystery by Patterson! Page turner..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Slates | 2/6/2014

    " I read the Digital Editions version. It was my first James Patterson novel. The ending surprised me, so I read it a second time to look for the clues. I will look for more James Patterson mysteries from the Mid-Ohio Digital Library "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 2/2/2014

    " Quick read, good yarn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/21/2014

    " On one of my school breaks I read a half dozen of the Alex Cross series. Although they are interesting mystery/suspense novels, I found myself bored with Patterson's focus on sex crimes book after book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack X. | 1/19/2014

    " Another winner for the Cross novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/14/2014

    " I read this a while ago but for some reason hadn't put it on here. Again you are in trouble if you know Alex Cross. I guessed the criminal's identity quite early on, which was a shame. Hopefully the sequel will be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney Johnson | 1/2/2014

    " Big twist at the last line of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 12/29/2013

    " Detective Alex Cross is looking for the "Mastermind" who has interviewed and only hired the chosen few to do his bank robberies and killings! The FBI and local law enforcement are playing the same game as the mastermind. Who will win? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carson Reed | 12/23/2013

    " Another good novel in the Alex Cross series. I skipped the previous book, but I don't know if that's why I didn't see the twist coming beforehand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry126 | 12/15/2013

    " fast paced thriller really enjoyed it with a nice twist at the end surprised not made into a film can't wait for next one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klbennett kellie01 | 12/5/2013

    " good book overall, but I hated the ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 11/18/2013

    " great book last sentence floored me am I the only one??? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 11/1/2013

    " Maybe a little less memorable than some of the others in the series, but still a page-turner. The big "shocker" at the end was less shocking than it should have been being that I went "Oh, I bet it's so-and-so." Got me through some of the time I spent on the couch after I threw my back out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 10/7/2013

    " Great book. James Patterson is a fantastic author who knows how to work a character so that you really feel like you know them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Daughtry | 9/4/2013

    " I loved it!....took me a little under 3 weeks to read and that's really good for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda Norton | 9/3/2013

    " Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down!!! Very good !!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 5/28/2013

    " A villain named The Mastermind is in this one. And he is Alex's worst enemy and most cunning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 3/8/2013

    " Patterson is always good when I need a quick two-day book. He doesn't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Peters | 1/23/2013

    " Probably the best Alex Cross novel I've read to date. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlena | 9/2/2012

    " I thought this book was fantastic. James Patterson's books do not disappoint. I thought the twist at the end was a great way to end the book. It took me by surprise for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Labonte | 7/11/2012

    " All his books would get the same review. It is Thriller but it is still not a very long book. Chapters are very short and they are very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen M. | 6/23/2012

    " All the Alex Cross novels were really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa Vandenberg | 5/17/2012

    " Good book. I stayed up late to get it read through. Well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Biddy | 1/31/2012

    " Getting a tad predictable but I still keep turning the pages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 1/4/2012

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 11/7/2011

    " I am a big fan of James Patterson so obviously I enjoyed this book. Very suspenseful and had me entertained the whole way...now I just have to get the next one in the series to see what happens next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 10/12/2011

    " not the best of the cross series but worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 6/14/2011

    " As I'm reading this book, I can't help NOT feeling sorry for Dr. Alex Cross. His career isn't compatible with his family and vice-versa. You can't always have everything you want. The identity of the killer surprised me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 5/21/2011

    " This was my first and favorite James Patterson novel. "

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

    " Not too bad, this book was the last good book before they started lagging in plot. "

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

    " Probably the best Alex Cross novel I've read to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 3/28/2011

    " Nice twist at the end. The VERY end. Reads like a movie with the two or three page chapters. Makes for a fast read. Probably won't read the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 3/27/2011

    " Not my favorite. Wondered when this bad guy was going to show up but no answer as to motivation. Perhaps questions will be answered in the next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lydia | 3/26/2011

    " This one kinda dragged on.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/19/2011

    " threw this book at the wall when finished.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/18/2011

    " It blew my mind to find out wjo the Mastermind was!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/14/2011

    " Alex Cross series. One of my favorite authors and favorite series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/4/2011

    " Another good thriller. I enjoy Alex Cross's character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/7/2011

    " Fairly guresome and graphic but a good Alex Cross mystery....interesting things are revealed.... "

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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 Narrator

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.