Friday, July 8, 2011

I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

I, Alex CrossI, Alex Cross by James Patterson

James Patterson has been one of my favorite authors for a long, long time. Naturally Alex Cross is one of my favorite characters too! Needless to say I was not disappointed, James does it again!

Alex Cross's niece is found brutally murdered. Overcome with grief, Alex vows to take down her killer before he strikes again. But shortly after he begins the investigation, Alex discovers that his niece had gotten mixed up with some very important, very dangerous people. And she's not the only one who has disappeared.

The hunt for the murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to Washington's most infamous club--a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. The killer could be one of their patrons, one of Washington's elite who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

With astonishing plot twists and electrifying revelations that will keep readers on the edge of their seat, I AM ALEX CROSS is James Patterson's most suspenseful Alex Cross novel yet.

This book is fast-paced from the start. Caroline Cross, niece of renowned Det. Alex Cross, has been murdered, brutally murdered, mutilated actually. Her death leads Alex down one of the darkest paths he has ever encountered. In the midst of it all, his grandmother, Nana, falls ill,  leaving him to solve the case, while grasping at emotional straws the whole way through.
Alex Cross has never been one to shy away from emotions, but I would venture to say that I have never seen him as emotionally vulnerable as he is in this book. James Patterson is phenomenal, to say the least. He has such an incredible way of weaving together the gruesome brutality of a killer, the melodrama of police work, and the inner-turmoil of humanity - and wrapping it with a nice little bow. I LOVE him!
I really enjoyed this book, as I have every book in the Alex Cross series. I feel like I've gotten to know the characters intimately. I recognize their expressions and mannerisms. I can picture their faces and feel their emotions. This is the stuff that good story telling is made of.
I give this book:

This book was self purchased, I was not compensated in any form for reading or reviewing this novel.  The opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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