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Double Cross [Hardcover]

James Patterson
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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Book Description

6 Sep 2007

From the man the Sunday Telegraph called the 'master of the suspense genre' comes the next high-velocity thriller in the Alex Cross series - James Patterson and Alex Cross fans cannot wait to read DOUBLE CROSS.

Alex Cross rejoins the DC police force to confront two of the most diabolical killers he's ever encountered. Just when Alex'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 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 website 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.



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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; First Edition, First Printing edition (6 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755330315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755330317
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 16 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 391,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led to him forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Ticks like a time bomb - full of threat and terror (Los Angeles Times)

Brilliantly terrifying...so exciting I had to stay up all night to finish it (Daily Mail)

'If there really were human superheroes, Alex Cross would be at the head of the class...and, with each instalment in the series, Patterson makes sure his superhero gets bigger and better while at the same time becomming more vulnerable.' (New York Times)

'James Patterson is back in true form with his latest Alex Cross series thriller... This is his best work yet' (Hobart Mercury)

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The latest in James Patterson's most popular series featuring Alex Cross


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I tend to agree with previous reviews in the sense that I am a huge Patterson fan, rushing to pre-order the latest book, but was dissapointed with this latest Cross novel. As much as the book was okay, I tend to feel that with him churning out so many books he is losing appeal (and fans) with his monotiny of writing styles and characters. I will certainly continue to read Patterson, hoping that he will return to his glory, but won't be rushing to pre-order.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like painting by numbers 20 Sep 2007
By A. King
Format:Hardcover
I'm a HUGE fan of James Patterson's and have read everything from Season of the Machete onwards and I have to admit this is the first time I have been disappointed. I had been eagerly anticipating the new Alex Cross and was staggered to find this unoriginal, predictable, uninspired offering. I can't help but wonder if the effort having 4 books published in one year might have been to Alex's detriment, as though this series took a back seat to Patterson's other projects and he just dipped into Alex's story like a safe little aside. That said, it wasn't a terrible book and, if I don't compare it to previous books, it was perfectly readable and comfortable. A good bath time read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Double Crossed 28 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
This is yet again a brilliant book by James Patterson, up to the usual standard and excitement and scariness. The plot continues to the end. A MUST read
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor 5 April 2009
By John W
Format:Paperback
Like a few other succesful authors James Patterson seems to churn books out conveyor belt fashion without much thought and effort. You have the feeling any geographical descriptions are gleaned from his armchair using Google maps and Street view, but even this brings more to the book than the charachterisation of the main players - who are they? what do they look like? what do they really feel and think? Sadly they are just shadows and you won't find out what makes Kyle, DCAK and others tick from reading this novel, and in the end you find you dont really care. I read 3/4 of it in 2 days then didnt pick it up for a week as I basically couldnt bother to find time to read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Double Cross 8 Jan 2009
Format:Paperback
This is Patterson's latest Alex Cross offering. When I'd finished reading it one word came to mind -- Hokum! No characterisation. Relationships very poorly developed (the sexual vibe between AC and his new squeeze is puerile). Major developments have not been convincingly 'engineered' but happen simply because the author wants them to. Anyone looking for adult reading in this genre should turn to Michael Connelly or James Lee Burke. If I could give this less than 1 star I would.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Double Cross... 12 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover
I've read many of the Alex Cross series, and have enjoyed reading Double Cross. Although the plot follows a familar pattern, I still found James Pattenson an addictive read. While writing this review, I would also highly recommend 'The Constantine Legacy' by Andrew Towning. His Jake Dillon charactor is one to watch out for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but getting a bit samy 10 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover
It is time Patterson dropped the Alex Cross series. It is becoming very samy. Through the women's club series he has shown that he can renew himself and do better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic 23 April 2009
Format:Paperback
Its so bad its almost funny (almost). If you liked this try Colin Forbes "No Mercy" - its even worse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars double cross
Alas usual this book lived up to James Patterson books keeled you on the edge of your seat not able to put down
Published 9 days ago by Mrs B Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this one, not sure why there have been some poor reviews
I stopped reading AC at book 9, ages ago, probably years, but just getting vack into the series. I'm really enjoying them again, so maybe that's why I give this a good rating? Read more
Published 2 months ago by ljbrittz
5.0 out of 5 stars Cranking read
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and will not hesitate to recommend alex cross move. can't wait for the next book
Published 3 months ago by Kevin
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book
Great read I have enjoyed all the Alex Cross books that I have read though I still have a few to go. So I look forward to them at a later date.
Published 4 months ago by D. L. Webster
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Fun
Enjoyable read with multi-layered plot(s)
I finished this book very quickly which for me is a good sign that i am being entertained
Published 4 months ago by June Trusewicz
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad Ending.
The story was interesting though I give it 45% because Kyle was not caught.
Why letting him go scot free??
Poor ending.
Published 5 months ago by Charles Bango
3.0 out of 5 stars iv read better
Not one of james Patterson's better books. I like alex cross but this one wasnt quite as good as his past novels
Published 6 months ago by teri m
4.0 out of 5 stars Double cross
Good book, like the style of writing. Yo don't necessarily need to read the other books to enjoy. Thanksfor reading
Published 7 months ago by Steven Eustace
5.0 out of 5 stars typical alex cross
this is a your typical james patterson / alex cross novel, but you will love it. a very good read.
Published 8 months ago by hussain
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read
James Patterson delivers every time. Intelligent, thought provoking and genuinely gruesome with scary thrown in. I will continue to buy his books for as long as he writes them.
Published 8 months ago by Alex
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