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I, Alex Cross
The Alex Cross # 16

by James Patterson


Alex Cross has reached a very good place in his life. He is celebrating his birthday with the family and friends that he holds dear and Bree, the woman he is deeply in love with. Then the telephone rings. Many years ago Alex had a brother with a drug problem. This brother distanced himself from the family and later died. His wife took his small daughter, moved away, and lost all contact with the remaining family.

Now on the other end of the phone is news of this niece and it's not good. After discovering what has happened to her, which is quite horrific, Alex vows to find the person responsible.

Along with the search for what may be a very high profile serial murder, Alexís grandmother, the beloved Nana, is struck seriously ill. The question is, can Alex solve this crime and still be at Nana's side?

Alex follows the trail of this death from the hills of Virginia, and a very high priced Gentlemanís Club, to the halls of the White House itself.

James Patterson never fails to entertain. The short chapters and reoccurring characters make each book a pleasure to read and an effort not to read all in one setting. I can never dislike a James Patterson book, especially one that features all the old friends I have made while reading other books by him. With this book we learn more about Alexís past and see where his future may be going.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Along Came a Spider #1 [audio]
Kiss the Girls
#2  [audio]
Jack and Jill
#3  [audio]
Pop Goes the Weasel
#5  [book] [audio]
Violets are Blue
#7  [book]
Four Blind Mice
#8  [book] [audio]
Big Bad Wolf
#9  [book]
London Bridges
#10  [audio]
Mary Mary
#11  [audio]
# 12  [audio]
Double Cross
#13  [book] [audio]
Cross Country
# 14  [book]
Alex Cross Trial
#13  [book] [audio]
I, Alex Cross
#16  [book] [audio]
Cross Fire
#17  [audio]
Kill Alex Cross
#18  [audio]
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Alex Cross, Run
#20  [audio]
Cross My Heart
#21  [audio]
Hope to Die   #22
Cross Justice
#23 [audio]
Cross Kill #23.1 [audio] - short story

The Book

Little, Brown and Company
November 16, 2009
0316018783 / 978-0316018784
Mystery / Thriller

The Reviewer

Susan Johnson
Reviewed 2009
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