Cross Fire

(Alex Cross 17)

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407058177

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A sniper has Washington’s corrupt elite in their sights. Detective Alex Cross could be next. Alex Cross is planning his wedding to Brianna Stone when the killings begin. Two of the capital’s most hated, corrupt politicians, slain by a sniper’s bullets – and there are more to come. Public opinion is divided: is the marksman a murderer or a hero? As the media frenzy intensifies, Cross battles over jurisdiction with an FBI rival – and soon receives a call from the Mastermind, his deadliest adversary. Cross’s worst fears are coming true: the Mastermind is in D.C., and this time he won’t stop until Cross and his family are dead...

Kill Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099570769

Category: African American detectives

Page: 512

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Alex Cross is trying to solve two crimes - the president's kidnapped children and a case of which someone is poisoning the water supply

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316210692

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again--a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything--and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS will be a holiday classic for years to come.

Double Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316026109

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt-he even sets up his own Web site and live video feed to trumpet his madness. And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell--Alex Cross--all the better. From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Double Cross has the pulse-racing momentum and electrifying thrills that have made James Patterson a #1 bestselling storyteller all over the world.

The Alex Cross Collection: I, Alex Cross / Cross Fire

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448166195

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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I, Alex Cross Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the devastating news that his niece, Caroline, has been found brutally murdered. Cross vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that Caroline was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim. The search leads Cross to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex is soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain - they will do anything to keep their secrets safe. Cross Fire Detective Alex Cross is planning his wedding to the woman he loves, Brianna Stone. But this blissful existence begins to unravel when Cross is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington DC's most corrupt and publically hated political figures. As more crooked politicians are picked off with similar long-range shots, public opinion is divided - is the marksman a vigilante or a hero? Media coverage of the case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Cross and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, Alex receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in DC and will not stop until he has eliminated Cross, and his family, for good.

I, Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316071901

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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You can't run Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim. You can't hide The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain--they will do anything to keep their secrets safe. Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable--a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.

Along Came a Spider

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759520301

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities. Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she's got an outer shell that's as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret? Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim? Gary Soneji is every parent's worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross's nightmare. And now, reader, he's about to become yours.

Alex Cross's TRIAL

Author: James Patterson,Richard DiLallo

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316072625

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Separated by time From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial. Connected by blood As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse. United by bravery When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful granddaughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror--but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.

Target: Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316273947

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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TARGET: HEAD OF STATE A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINET A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire career. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. TARGET: ALEX CROSS Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation? It isn't long before his fears explode into life, and the nation plunges into a full-blown Constitutional crisis. His ingenuity, his training, and his capacity for battle are tested beyond limits in the most far-reaching and urgently consequential case of his life. As the rule of law is shattered by chaos, and Alex fights to isolate a suspect, Alex's loyalty may be the biggest danger of all.

Violets Are Blue

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759526549

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles . . as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and once again, threatens everything he holds dear...

Jack & Jill

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759527829

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Join Alex Cross in a heart-stopping thrill ride as he pieces together the clues of two gruesome murders. Will he find the killers in time? In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out. Meanwhile, Washington, D. C. homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim: a beautiful little girl, savagely beaten and deposited in front of the elementary school Cross's son attends. No one in Washington is safe-not children, not politicians, not even the President of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case, but will he discover the truth in time? A relentless roller coaster of heart-pounding suspense and jolting plot twists, Jack and Jill proves that no one can write a more compelling thriller than James Patterson, the master of the nonstop nightmare.

Roses Are Red

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521483

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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.

The Big Bad Wolf

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759508309

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, beautiful women are being kidnapped-to be bought and sold as slaves. Behind this depraved scheme stands a shadowy figure known only as The Wolf, a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime. With Alex's personal life in chaos because of his ex-fiancée's return and with the FBI's caution testing his patience, Alex has to go out on his own. For to stalk a ruthless predator without a name or a face, Alex Cross must become a lone wolf himself...

Cross Justice

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316407143

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The toughest cases hit closest to home. Alex Cross left his hometown, and some awful family tragedies, for a better life with Nana Mama in Washington, DC. He hasn't looked back. Now his cousin Stefan has been accused of a horrible, unthinkable murder, and Cross drives south with Bree, Nana Mama, Jannie, and Ali to Starksville, North Carolina, for the first time in thirty-five years. Back home, he discovers a once proud community down on its luck, and local residents who don't welcome him with open arms. As Cross steps into his family home, the horrors of his childhood flood back--and he learns that they're not really over. He brings all his skill to finding out the truth about his cousin's case. But truth is hard to come by in a town where no one feels safe to speak. Chasing his ghosts takes Cross all the way down to the sugarcane fields of Florida, where he gets pulled into a case that has local cops needing his kind of expertise: a string of socialite murders with ever more grisly settings. He's chasing too many loose ends--a brutal killer, the truth about his own past, and justice for his cousin--and any one of the answers might be fatal. In Cross Justice, Alex Cross confronts the deadliest--and most personal--case of his career. It's a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that proves you can go home again--but it just might kill you.

London Bridges

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759512825

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it; the only question is, can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross' most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel. World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm. Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes. Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity, a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.

Cross Kill

An Alex Cross Story

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: BookShots

ISBN: 0316360627

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Alex Cross, I'm coming for you--even from the grave if I have to. Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you for the wicked truth. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Cross the Line

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031640716X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In all of Alex Cross's years with Homicide, Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous. After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead: what looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister. But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he's called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home: Washington's own chief of detectives. And Alex's former boss, beloved mentor of Alex's wife, Bree. Now there's a killer on the loose, a long list of possible suspects, a city in panic, and nobody in charge of the besieged police force. Until Bree gets tapped for the job. As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases, new violence stuns the capital. What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point. And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, with a terrifying master plan he's only begun to put in motion. To beat him at his own game, Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of commission...permanently.

Cat & Mouse

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316693295

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Alex Cross is back in a novel with a cast of characters more sinister and deadlier than ever. Gary Soneji, a dying prison escapee, is looking for revenge on Cross, while another insane killer is pursued by Thomas Augustine Pierce--a brilliant and relentless detective who may even be better than Cross. As the bodies pile up, and Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap, and it's anyone's guess who will survive.

Hope to Die

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316210943

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves? Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross's greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.

Gripped by Fear

Author: John Wills

Publisher: Totalrecall Publications

ISBN: 9781590957721

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Gripped by Fear Pete Shannon and Marilyn Benson find themselves working their biggest case yet in their new role as Chicago Police Detectives. In this second book of the Chicago Warrior Thriller Series, a madman has inexplicably targeted women who labor as office cleaners in downtown Chicago, sexually assaulting them as they travel to and from their job. As the number of victims begins to mount, the two investigators are pressured by their boss to solve this horrendous crime pattern. Local community organizations soon stage protest rallies at City Hall, convincing the media that the city has become gripped by fear as a result of the rapes. The Mayor demands quick action by the Police Superintendent to end this reign of terror. The heat is on, as summer in Chicago begins to sizzle, forcing the two detectives to put their lives on the line as they attempt to capture this demon of the darkness. In the midst of it all, Marilyn learns some disturbing news that forces her to choose between her loyalty to Pete and the man she loves....and in the dramatic climax. Praise for "Gripped by Fear"!: "Gripped by Fear" is as authentic as it gets. John Wills brings all of his law enforcement experience as well as his writing skills together to bring us a terrific read. --"Lt. Randy Sutton, Las Vegas Metro PD s most highly decorated officer in department history; Author of True Blue and A Cops Life Fox News, Law Enforcement Commentator" "Gripped by Fear" is Christian fiction's equivalent of Law and Order: gritty yet filled with hope in the ultimate triumph, delivering a thrilling read that Christian readers will appreciate. --"Alex Jurek, INDenverTimes.com" "Gripped by Fear" is a not only a good mystery but also an exploration of the many challenges faced by today s law enforcement officers. It will be of special interest to readers who enjoy books with a strong Christian theme. --"Marilyn Olsen, President, Public Safety Writers Association" John Wills takes you to the heart and soul of the Chicago undercover police force taking note of every movement, every sound, things out of place details only a veteran of law enforcement could provide. "Gripped by Fear" is a great read and a book you won t want to miss. --"Margaret Oleska, Richmond Book Examiner" "Gripped by Fear" puts the reader alongside Chicago PD s finest . The Chicago Warriors are a different breed of cop .a riveting and inspiring story. --"Tim Dees, Former Editor-in-Chief, LawOfficer.com, and Officer.com" Wills writes with a keen insight and deep understanding of the criminal justice system the author has succeeded in creating police officers who are not amoral super heroes, but decent human beings, doing their best under the most difficult of circumstances. "Gripped by Fear" is a great read! --"Ed Kenney, Supervisor (Ret), FBI Academy Library" Author, John M. Wills, is a former Chicago Police Officer and retired FBI Agent. His thirty three years in law enforcement have included working violent crime, drugs, undercover assignments, and teaching street survival internationally. Having spent most of his career as a SWAT team member, firearms and tactical instructor, John has the ability to immerse the reader in life-like situations. He was awarded two of the Chicago Police Department s highest commendations for Valor, and ended his career teaching at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has published dozens of articles on police training, firearms, and officer survival.This second book in the Chicago Warriors Thriller Series joins John's debut novel "Chicago Warriors: Midnight Battles in the Windy City."