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In a coordinated plot, key American political figures are removed by a phalanx of freelance assassins. Alex Cross is seconded by the FBI to track down the killers and culprits. There were lots of great sniper scenes and spy-vs-spy action mixed with covert disguises culminating in a radical change of leaders. Ultimately though, the plot was so huge and far-reaching that the denouement and explanations of motive didn’t live up to the hype - I was left wondering if any non-state actors would really go to so much trouble. Then there was the gag-worthy self-congratulations about how wonderful the American political system is, I got muscle strain from all the eye-rolling. In sum, this was too over the top. Great audio narration by Andre Blake.
I’m only a few pages into this book and already bitterly disappointed. It’s going to be a good read, they all are, but when you’ve been following Alex Cross since the beginning it’s just insulting our intelligence to pretend Patterson took his time contributing to this one. There’s even a bio at the front to help the real author get Alex’s back story straight, and he still manages to get it wrong. When Maria was killed Cross was left with a son and baby daughter to raise, not just a baby boy. Is he confusing them with Ali? Very disappointed.
This is the twenty sixth book in the Alex Cross Series of books. The plot for this book is a little far fetched but provides an interesting concept if it were to ever happen, if someone or a group of people decided to cause mayhem in the United States and upset the Constitution.
In this book Alex Cross is trying to find the people or persons responsible for the assignations of the president and other various people next in line to the presidency. Bree his wife is also doing the same. Why were these people killed? Whom By?
The plot its fast paced and has many twists and turns. Does Alex Cross help save the day? Does Bree keep her job? Well you will just have to purchase the book, and sit and delve within its pages to find the answers. Read and enjoy.
I enjoyed the book guys. I'm glad Patterson has not given in to political correctness (as you'll see) #FatShaming...
Tense build up of murder and unabashed slaughter. Missing Sampson's usual inclusion here and Ali was not put to as much use as he was in the last one where his brilliant prodigal theories broke the case wide open.
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....Nina's hyper-sexed alter ego "Kaycee" and the final message written on the wall/mirror or something published by an "M"....in my opinion (or at least wouldn't it be utterly fantastic if) Kyle Craig/KC/Kaycee / M for Mastermind may have returned AGAIN.
I can't remember the specifics from when Kyle died but there was definately a gas canister explosion on an ambulance... did we get a description of what his body looked like? The mastermind had the dollars to pay off a corrupt coroner to fake his death, right?....I know, long shot. But I just love the thought
I have struggled beyond belief with this book for over three weeks. Picking it up and after an hour or so throwing it down in anger yet again because I have wasted another hour of my life on it. But no more! I have read 59% of it and have just deleted it from my Kindle. Absolutely woeful plot, too many beyond-the-realm of belief characters and, without doubt, James Patterson at his WORST. You have been warned! Save your money!
I enjoyed this book, well written and flowed well. Qute far fetched but if you read it just as a story it is entertaining. I like the Cross family with all of the characters you have known over the series, but miss his friend Sampson who was barely mentionedinthis book. My only disappointment was that it finished so abruptly, has it beenleft open for a follow up? Not sure but it didn't seem to quite fit somehow. Never mind it was still a good read.
Brilliant read. Grabs you at the start and keeps you enthralled all the way through. Classic Patterson at his very best. I absolutely recommend this book. He gives just the right amount of back story to inform you, but not too much. There may be some inconsistencies in the history, but taht doesn’t detract from the story. It’s when you read books like this you realise how far your own story telling has to go to get anywhere close.