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disappointing compared to his Alec Cross novels
on 20 September 2000
I couldn't wait for the next James Patterson book to come out because I love his Alex Cross novels like 'Jack and Jill' 'Along Came a Spider'. His last AleX Cross left us hanging on the end of a phone line with the kidnaper threatening what he was going to do with Alex' missing girlfriend. So when I saw what I thought was the newest James Patterson at our local library I thought 'yes!' its the follow on at last, but I was very disappointed. Midnight Club has nothing to do with Alex Cross. It is a new character and a new plot. It was still based around cops but John Stevanovitch is the main character cop. Its a story of crime and corruption and a New York cop who with the help of a female journalist and his cop buddy set out to smash and uncover the members of a secret international society called the Midnight Club. A gun blast from one of the leading members of the club, St-Germain, and the most hated by Stevanovitch, leaves Stevanovitch for dead. If you want to know if he lives or dies you'll have to read it to find out. However, I found it very hard to keep with this book. It didn't grab me like his 'Cross' novels and I had to force myself to finish it.