My next book in ‘Charity Box’ pile was Double Cross by James Patterson
Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game–this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There’s only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience. As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he’s after is a genius of terror–and he’s after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings–and he’ll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen
What can I say, I loved it. I really really loved it. It’s like Alex Cross has returned. Alex Cross, my favourite detective, Dragon Slayer, a friend, a lover, a father has woken up and returned with a vengeance.
Double Cross has the very best of James Patterson/Alex Cross. It was the best, smartest and the most cunning villains (not one but three). It has a very human but very determined, strong, smart and you can say cunning again detective Alex Cross. And Alex Cross is at his best in this novel. Plus, he is in love and it is so very touchy, cute and endearing.
This novel has all the right hooks and bates to get the reader, to take them along all the way till the end and left them hanging and aching for more. Yes, Double Cross has an open ending. There is still so much to tell, to learn, to investigate
James Patterson, I thank you