If you liked Cross Hairs, you'll love Cross the Line. Cross the Line is a fun thriller and an easy read. Sportswriter Cal Murphy and his photographer Kelly Mendoza get pulled into a high stakes adventure while investigating the kidnapping of an NFL quarterback's son. The kidnapper has a very unique ransom demand. If the star quarterback loses the Superbowl, his son dies. Cal and Kelly eventually get involved in an FBI sting which does not go as planned. Everything that can go wrong does, and Cal and Kelly must stay on their feet and think quickly in order to save themselves, the young boy, and the Super Bowl!
Cross the Line is well written, and the plot moves at a very nice pace. I found the dialogue in Cross the Line to be a step above Cross Hairs. The dialogue in this book is more organized and offers more humor. I really enjoyed the way the characters were written, also. All the characters felt real, and there was just the right balance of humor and tension between them.
Cross the line is a combination thriller, mystery, and sports story. I must admit that I am not a football fan, but I still found this book enjoyable. There are enough sports moments to set the tone, but not so many that they take away from the story. The plot is very exciting and riveting, and you will be hooked no matter how familiar you are with football.
The story is told in short chapters and is very easy to digest. Cross the line is a fun book that doesn't take itself to seriously. Some of the events that happen are a bit "out there", and I think that really adds to the enjoyment factor. This book is definitely entertaining! Jack Patterson's books are really easy to sit back and read. He takes you on an enjoyable ride, and you'll have a hard time putting the book down. I recommend Cross the Line to anyone looking for a fun and easy read!