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.
I have over the past 6 months become a real fan of James Pattersons’s work. Mainly through the audio books I have received for review from Hachette Audio Group. I have found his stories to be brilliantly expressed and have flown through his reads anticipating what is next.
The only experience I have had with James Patterson’s Alex Cross series was the movie Kiss The Girls which I had seen a long time ago and really enjoyed this spine tingling thriller. I jump ahead now many years to the recent audio I listened to where I once again came in contact with the great Alex Cross.
Let me say – I love Alex Cross. I love the way this character handles himself and love his deep passion for family. That said, the audio was a bit extreme for my taste. The chapters that featured the killer were gruesome and foul. The sexual content of this audio was for lack of a better word – vivid.
So why continue listening? Alex Cross. Alex’s role in this audio was fantastic as I can only be lead to believe he is in all the books that feature him and that is what makes him such a wonderful character that keep people coming back for more. If I had read the book I could have skimmed over the harsh parts but in an audio that is hard to do.
I am not sure if all the Alex Cross books are at this degree of content as I had stated above, I have not read them all. I would not judge all the Alex Cross books by this one experience and I am willing to give him a second try again – because I like Alex.
How do I rate this? It wasn’t a fit for my personal taste but it was well done. I hope that makes sense. It is hard for me to put down a book/audio that wasn’t an exact hit for the genre I enjoy, so I wont.
Have you read or listened to any of the Alex Cross books? I would love to hear some other opinions.
I received my review copy from Hachette Audio