Book Review

REVIEW: Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

Title: Kill Alex Cross
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Fiction – Crime

Goodreads Synopsis: 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!

This wasn’t my favorite Alex Cross novel.  I don’t think it’s best one of the group.  There were others (with Kyle Craig, for example) that I thought were more interesting.  Some of the plots for other stories were better.  Plus, this seemed to be similar to the Gary Soneji plot line from an earlier book (the Soneji “case” was even mentioned more than once during the book).

I also thought it was missing more of Alex’s family story line.  Usually we see his family quite a bit and learn more about them or the neighborhood, etc. but it was pretty limited in this novel.  I enjoy reading about his family and his life outside of being a cop.

As always, super short chapters cause faster page turning and thus faster reading time.   It was enjoyable while it lasted but I don’t expect to read it again.

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