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Double Cross

Double Cross Just when Alex Cross s life is calming down he s drawn back into the game to confront the Audience Killer a terrifying genius who stages his killings as public spectacles in Washington DC and broadc

  • Title: Double Cross
  • Author: James Patterson
  • ISBN: 9780755381234
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just when Alex Cross s life is calming down, he s drawn back into the game to confront the Audience Killer a terrifying genius who stages his killings as public spectacles in Washington, DC and broadcasts them live on the net.In Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return From his maximum security prison cell, Kyle Craig has spent years plottinJust when Alex Cross s life is calming down, he s drawn back into the game to confront the Audience Killer a terrifying genius who stages his killings as public spectacles in Washington, DC and broadcasts them live on the net.In Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return From his maximum security prison cell, Kyle Craig has spent years plotting his escape and revenge Craig prefers to work alone, but if joining forces with DC s Audience Killer helps him to get the man who put him away Alex Cross then so be it.

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    1. "Keep on living, fuckers!"I might do this review as if I was part of a rap battle:Yo, yo - Alex and Bree are chilling one evening campingBut some young dude, unfortunately, has to be stampingHis authority in DC, he is an actor, a player and you can seeThat he respects nobody from this place to NYC.He holds his head up high, right to the top of the pillarKeeps it cool, he flaunts around as the Audience KillerPlaying seven or so murdering created charactersThe fact he is is a failed actor, is that [...]

    2. Why oh why do I continue to do this to myself? Lots and lots of white space. Super dad, super cop, super doc Alex solves the mystery but only when he isn't chasing his new girlfriend and trying to find time to have sex with her. OK - I am not a prude (I really enjoy good sex scenes in fiction) but this is getting ridiculousWhen Patterson first conceived the Alex Cross character he is what drew readers in - he was an excellant cop, doc, and a good single dad. Now I think Patterson just keeps reha [...]

    3. 'Double Cross' is the 13th in the Alex Cross series and in my opinion the best yet. In typical James Patterson style the chapters are short, intense and so easy to follow it makes you just want to keep on reading. This was a rollercoaster ride of gruesome murders, the hunt for vicious serial killers and a spot on plot line that really had me hooked from the very first page. Having read many of the previous Alex Cross novels I always loved the stories but sometimes I was a bit bored with Alex's f [...]

    4. I think I've finally realized that I've outgrown the Alex Cross series. That, or JP is getting lazy and sloppy as he keeps cranking out the novels. Predictable plot - yet another over-the-top genius criminal mastermind is committing terrible and sensational murders. Once again, Cross gets sucked in to helping and questions his life's direction. Once again, his love life is disgustingly described. I'm not offended at all by it, just grossed out. I hate how Patterson writes the "romantic interlude [...]

    5. There was a time before the writing factory of James Patterson and his co-writers took his place in which the Patterson books expecially with Alex Cross were great fun to read. And to be honest this book does stick to the formula but somehow feels empty. It is a set of serial killers that are somehow have an issue that cross the border of suspense of disbelieve in my humble opinion.Alex Cross is enjoying a romantic outing when his new beau gets called into duty. The rather attention seeking kill [...]

    6. WHY ME?!WHY!WHY?Ugh, this book would have been super freaking amazing if Alex didn't always have to chase the "new romance" in every god damn book! I wanted to throw my book out of a window so many freaking times. If there's another romance in the next book or the next next book I'm going to skim through it because I came for the murders and I will stay until there's justice. I don't need all of this romance shit. It wouldn't be so annoying if his romances didn't leave or die suddenly. Like why [...]

    7. Ok Mr. Pattersonyou've figured out that the lot of us are dumb cattle and you could shit in a bag and slap mysterious cover art and a promise of suspense and mystery and the mass will buy it. Damn youyou're right. I literally opened this book and KNEW it was a Patterson turd and I read it anyways. I'm only slightly positive that at this point in his illustrious career (and don't get me wrong, I do enjoy me some Patterson for a quick, mindless read here & there) he might be taking the time in [...]

    8. Posted December 1, 2008, 1:48 PM EST: There's not much to say about this book. It is a very typical Alex Cross novel from the extremely prolific James Patterson. It follows the usual formula- Cross is trying to get out of the murder business only to get sucked in by a particularly twisted serial killer. In this case, the serial killer is the D.C. Audience Killer, who does just as his name implies: he kills dramatically before an audience. Added to the mix is the escape of Cross's nemesis, Kyle C [...]

    9. For some reason I enjoyed this one a lot. I think it was the cast of characters. It wasn't just Cross. Bree and John were a big part of the story too. Sometimes I feel like his family holds him back from truly being as aggressive and hands-on as he needs to be. I understand that they come first, but I can imagine the Cross books without any emotional attachments.On the flip side, Alex put his family in the backseat on this one and his son rebelled against it. Alex just got through fighting for t [...]

    10. Once again an Alex Cross book that is gripping for the wrong reason. You keep reading to get answers to your questions, but you never get them answers. A book of loose ends. What was the connection between Kyle and the brother and sister team of serial killers? That was never properly explained. How does an escaped prisoner fly to France for a holiday? Although he commits a murder there it's never investigated so leaves you wondering about what the point was in Patterson even writing about Kyle [...]

    11. This is the first James Patterson book I have read because I saw that he is twice on the best seller list and I wanted a piece of the action. I wasn't a quarter of the way into it when I wondered why he was there. As I kept reading, that feeling grew but I persisted because I felt I must be missing something that thousands of other readers were getting. I was utterly unconvinced by his characters and the story line, the latter doing a very poor job, or no job at all, of explaining how the kille [...]

    12. I needed a light read for the weekend, and Double Cross was a good selection. This is a very serviceable detective thriller. The plot wasn't as tight as other Patterson novels I've read, but the killers (one I suspect is a re-tread from a previous novel) were cagey and creepy. Since this is not my usual genre, I enjoy some of the trapping which might become cliche after reading a couple dozen more thrillers - but the book allowed me to escape for a few hours and the pages kept turning. A very en [...]

    13. This is a book in the Alex Cross Series! I loved this book and I love the way James Patterson writes. He writes like people normally talk, not formal and his grammar isn’t always correct. He’s extremely descriptive which helps create a good picture in your head. Though the novel is filled with very gruesome murders and some adult content, so squeamish readers be aware! The book includes a murderer that is obsessed with public murders that get him the most attention. While there’s also a mu [...]

    14. Enh, just enh. There are so many things that I wish weren't a part of this book. I'm afraid this series isn't going in the right direction after 13 books.Okay, so this won't be long. If you've ever read one of these Alex Cross books you know there's a formula; no matter what the plausibility. In this particular book of the series I just felt that I didn't need nor did I care about all the scenes with Alex and his girlfriend. That being said, this book just feels weak and relies a bit too much on [...]

    15. Alex Cross: Perigo Duplo foi o primeiro livro que li do famoso autor James Patterson. Em primeiro lugar cometi um erro ao, sem querer, acabar por trazer o segundo livro da série em vez do primeiro (Alex Cross) por sorte a leitura não é muito prejudicada por este lapso.A escrita é fluída e acessível e o ritmo que o autor emprega é constante. A opção dos capítulos curtos traz o benefício de estimular a leitura e quando damos por nós já lemos várias páginas.Foi uma leitura muito agra [...]

    16. This is a good fast paced crime thriller that has Alex Cross hunting not one but two killers, one of whom he has already caught and put behind bars. The chase interrupts his attempts to lead a more normal, less killer-filled life and he does uhm and ah about it a little but you know he's going to get right back into it. I did get a little lost towards the start where the first person narrative switched between Cross and Craig but once I realised that Patterson was using that technique again it w [...]

    17. Really enjoyed this book and one I wasn't expecting the ending of.Hope there is another book that James does with Kyle Craig and Alex in

    18. death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives -- A. Sachssome stuff from double cross:1. The password is "in your honor"2. The initial is "KC" well, all KC fans out there, you all can be happy coz he's on the loose again3. The DCAK imposters Tyler Bell (sibbling to Michael Bell from "Mary, Mary") is actually Anthony whom double team with Sandy, aka Aaron & Sarah dennison4. The X marks the spot means Cross's house5. Alex Cross the dragon slayer or dead man walking, o [...]

    19. Not as impressive as the first Alex Cross books like KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAME A SPIDER, but definitely better than CROSS, the last book.Most of the characters are back to normal, acting more like themselves, and this book has a better mystery. In fact, it's a two-fold arc, with the devious and psychopathic Kyle Craig causing havoc from prison, and a new serial killer keeping Detective Brianna Stone, Cross's new love interest, busy with murders committed in the limelight.It's a quick, okay r [...]

    20. Spoilers Only 3 stars because the end wasn't very realistic. After all these years and Kyle Craig's escape out of prison it is hard for me to believe that two experienced detectives would not ensure they had their suspect under control after they finally caught him. They thought he was dying, didn't have their own guns up, and he surprises them with the fact that he (Ex FBI Agent) was wearing a bulletproof vest and just walks away?

    21. Dan Brown, James patterson, Jeffery Archer, Tom Clancy.What do all these authors have in common? Well until a few weeks ago I didn't have a name for it. That is, until a goodread review on a Michael Connelly book said something along the lines of"This book is very Dan Brown-ish"So from now on when an author writes a book with lot of cliches and problems, that just kinda ends up as being the equivalent of cotten candy for your brain, I will now use the term "Dan Brownish". This book is the epitom [...]

    22. DOUBLE CROSS isn't any better than previous mediocre Alex Cross installments, so I'm not sure why I feel more generous this time around. Maybe it's because Cross's kids are seldom in it, nor is there much in the way of romance. It's pretty much just Cross vs. two serial killers, one of whom is a returning character. And while the results are far from impressive, at least the book doesn't get bogged down in Patterson's brand of poorly-written family drama, apart from the chapter in which, out of [...]

    23. I don't think James Patterson's books really need reviews. They're like episodes of CSI or SVU, you love em or you hate em, and once you've seen one, you've basically seen them all. But they're still wonderful books and it's interesting to follow the main character's life through the series. Love the Alex Cross character. Although I think Michael Bennett is still my favorite :)

    24. These are always good reads. A lot of mystery and drama — this one had a lot more crime drama (which I️ liked). His family wasn’t in this book as much as normal, which I️ was ok with. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

    25. I've been reading this series since the beginning, and probably will continue to read it although I haven't read any of the books for quite awhile. I really liked the first books a lot. This one was pretty good as well, although not as detailed as the earlier books.

    26. This is the last Patterson book I'm going to read. I'd already given up on all but the Alex Cross series but after "Double Cross", I'm finished with that series, also. This story involves a serial killer named DCAK (D.C. Audience Killer) who is knocking people off in public situations at the rate of about one a day. How believable is that? In addition, the psychopath, Kyle Craig, manages to escape from his federal prison by somehow convincing his lawyer to impersonate Craig and then hang himself [...]

    27. Double Cross by James Patterson is the 13th book in the Alex Cross series and would be classified as either crime fiction or mystery & suspense. The story involves two detectives, Dr. Alex Cross, and Detective Brianna Stone who are charged with the difficult and stressful case of finding and arresting a serial killer in Washington D.C. nicknamed the Audience Killer.The story starts out well with a fun way of meeting Alex and Brianna. The two of them are on a romantic camping trip as boyfrien [...]

    28. I am about 1/2 way thru I will withhold my final judgment until it’s over. But…I fell in love with this series a few years ago when I started listening to 'London Bridges.' I was immediately taken by the two readers of the story and loved the fact that Alex had his own voice and the bad guy had his own (Peter Fernandez has brought Alex to life for most of this series. Maybe most splendidly in ‘Cross Country’)I know most diehard fans of the series insist that books circa 'Kiss the Girls' [...]

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