- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Century (22 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780890699
- ISBN-13: 978-1780890692
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.1 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (729 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 19) Hardcover – 22 Nov 2012
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"Fast-paced and tightly plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload" (Sunday Mirror)
Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve - and that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas DaySee all Product Description
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Henry Fowler, a once rich and successful attorney, lost his job through malpractice.His life rapidly took a nose-dive into bitterness and substance misuse. He is holding his ex-wife, his three children, her new husband and a congressman's wife (a neighbour) prisoners. He is heavily armed and is threatening the lives of his captives. The hostage negotiator has upset Fowler and Cross is brought in to sort out the potentially explosive scene. In a bold manoeuvre and using his experience of the 'psychological approach', Cross finds himself in a courtroom scenario in the house with Fowler. He is curious to know the reason behind the drug-fuelled hatred of his family, the circumstances of his downfall and hence how best to tackle the problems in front of him with a view to solving the crisis
Meanwhile his family sit at home worrying about the danger he has again exposed himself to. I wonder how families cope with these sudden and often prolonged absences, particularly at Christmas, with a wife or husband and children involved.Read more ›
The story lines are improbable, and Alex Cross seems able to make wildly intuitive leaps, to carry the story along.
James Patterson seems to have taken the commercialisation of authorship to a completely new level.
Based on this book, I will not be buying any further Alex Cross books, I felt this was a waste of money, and a waste hour or so of my life, that it took me to read it.
I was extremely disappointed, it is 2 novels linked together only by being set over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
There was not the time or space for the normal build up and suspense. It was also quite unbelievable. I know Washington DC is violent, but come on, Mr Patterson, show some respect for your readers.
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This book was brilliant, a must read, couldn't put it down. Another great triumph for James Patterson. Can't wait for the next book.Published 4 days ago
Five stars all the way. It was very hard to put down the book a good page turner . ThanksPublished 12 days ago by Tony
Couldn't put it down. Hooked from page 1 to the end . look forward to many more great reads in the future.Published 2 months ago by Julie Argent
This was a fast action book that kept you in suspense from start to finish. Can't wait to read the next in the Alex Cross seriesPublished 2 months ago by AngelaL
Gripping as ever - fantastic read from start to finish
Can't wait for the next book to come out soon