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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Keith David, Jason Culp Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834516
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A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands - and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work. But before he gets near identifying a suspect, the Mastermind pulls off the most outrageous kidnapping scheme in U.S. history - and walks away with the largest ransom ever paid.But money is not enough. Alex Cross' investigation has gotten under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross' entire team, one person at a time - before coming after Cross himself.

Amid all this, Cross' relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart because of her fears about his work, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure rises on every front, until an explosive, shocking climax in which the Mastermind escalates his crimes to an unprecedented level, and Alex Cross risks everything to stop him in time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absorbing…Brisk, fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Roses are Red is at the top of his game. It’s another terrific thriller based around his Washington, DC, detective. This one has twists and an ending that will floor you.”

    Larry King, USA Today

  • “Thrilling…Swift…A page-turner”

    People

  • “Guaranteed to hold Patterson’s many fans spellbound…A jaw-dropping conclusion…Should impress readers who enjoyed his earlier Cross books…This one is not to be missed.”

    Booklist

  • “Breakneck plotting…Patterson’s formulaic suspense machine is once again in high gear.”

    Library Journal

  • “Intricate.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • It starts out, BANG!…As a reporter, I have covered enough crime stories, murders, investigations, and trials to have a fair eye for falsity, and I think that Patterson has got the material dead on.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “The tale progresses at hot-trot speed to a bona fide doozy of a denouement. It’ll be over before you know it, so sit back, hold your breath, and enjoy the show. And stay tuned for the next one.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Fueled with high emotion…resonates with moral outrage…Patterson…is at the top of his game…An intense, action-packed, and thought-provoking novel that will leave the reader awestruck and gasping for breath.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Best Cross yet…Here are a few bits of advice…1. Don’t plan on reading ‘just a chapter or two’ before going to bed; 2. Don’t read these books at night if you are home alone; 3. Don’t assume you know who all the bad guys are…There are no faster reads than Patterson’s Alex Cross books…I can’t wait for the next one.”

    Denver Rocky Mountain News

  • “Patterson is in top form in Roses Are Red…keeps up a frenzied pace…definitely in the can’t-put-down-until-the-final-page category. The surprises keep popping until the final scene in this clever and engrossing story. Could any thriller fan ask for more?”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Patterson masterminds another thriller…Once again we’re left to wonder, how does this man do it? How does Patterson continue to write gripping tales that keep us turning pages into thr wee hours of the night until the book is finished, and we’re disappointed there isn’t more to read?”

    Oakland Press

  • “If you like thrillers, Rose Are Red should definitely be on your reading list. Its nonstop excitement.”

    Somerset (PA) Daily America Weekender

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glynis Hamlett | 2/7/2014

    " A typical James Patterson read.. Loved it.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/29/2014

    " Great suspense novels, but can be a bit gory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/23/2014

    " I love this series and this book didn't disappoint. "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klbennett kellie01 | 12/9/2013

    " good book overall, but I hated the ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Meehan | 11/24/2013

    " I think that, without a doubt, this is the best Alex Cross novel...at least so far. The ending left me wide-eyed and open-mouthed and running to the book shelf to grab the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 11/18/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 11/6/2013

    " This story has the best protagonist. #1 pick! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Baker | 10/29/2013

    " Semi Spoiler Alert: Of all the Alex Cross novels I've read so far I think this is one fo the better ones. I would have preferred not to learn who the mastermind was at the end though. And I wonder how many times bad things can happen to the women Cross gets close to before he completely loses his mind? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meaghan | 10/29/2013

    " It was good, but I rolled my eyes a bit at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aparna | 9/9/2013

    " Would have probably enjoyed the end more if i had not read the later alex cross books before this one... Good read nevertheless... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 9/6/2013

    " Another great book by James Patterson, keeps you in suspense from the very beginning, could not put this down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 8/24/2013

    " airport buy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Tollefson | 8/10/2013

    " I have read all Alex Cross novels this is a fav. If you have ever worked in a bank it hits home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 7/17/2013

    " I almost always enjoy reading Patterson's work and even though Cross is a bit too sentimental for me; I liked the twists and turns of this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/12/2013

    " I was getting a little bored with the Alex Cross novels, but this one sparked my interest again... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vasilka | 7/3/2013

    " Book # 6 of the Alex Cross series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Homer H. | 5/24/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this. Some questions on the 6 kids' human qualities were answered. They mate like humans but reproduce like birds. The antagonist, Dr Ethan Kane was a classic villain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Mccormick | 4/15/2013

    " Once again Alex Cross closes in on the murderer just as the novel comes to. Close. He strings the reader along to the next novel in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Aleman | 1/25/2013

    " By far my favorite Alex Cross novel. Last Chapter: Mind = Blown!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Fleming-Swehla | 12/11/2012

    " This was a great installment within the Alex Cross series! A really great cliff hangar, too. One of the better A.Cross stories that I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Santiago | 7/31/2012

    " Great Read! Alex Cross is in the hunt again. I really enjoyed this book and already have Violets are Blue. The ending is fantastic and unexpected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 6/5/2012

    " A great, fast-paced read. Not too big on originality, but I liked the attention-grabbing ending and can't wait to read "Violets Are Blue"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Nain | 4/10/2012

    " Here he goes again. Just when I think he's written the best that he can, he comes back and out shines his last one. Hurrah for patterson. The mystery King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/24/2011

    " 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 Erin | 11/4/2011

    " A good thriller pulls you in from the start and Roses are Red does just that. Fantastic twists and turns and just when you think the good guys have won, you get one last fantastic twist. I can't wait to read the next in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Hunter | 10/1/2011

    " Like eating a Yorkie bar when you want a hot dinner "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 amber wiser | 8/7/2011

    " I read this book because a co worker loaned it to me. It was okay. Some parts were awfully predictable and it was a fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki Bailey | 7/28/2011

    " I think if a friend hadn't given away the ending I would've been shocked. Bummer. "

  • 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.
    "

  • 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

Jason Culp, winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Gerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.