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Alex Cross novels

Author:
Patterson, James, 1947
Patterson, James
 
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Star rating for Along came a spider
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
3.1 stars
Description:
Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross becomes caught up in a kidnapping case that may involve Gary Soneji, a teacher at an elite private school who is also a schizophrenic psychopath and serial murderer.
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Star rating for Kiss the girls
Series Volume:
2.
Description:
As two serial killers terrorize different regions of America, the FBI begins to suspect that the two are competing with each other, and Washington, D.C. police detective Alex Cross embarks on a personal quest to find the perpetrators.
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Star rating for Jack and Jill
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
2 stars
Description:
A game of Life and Death. Sam Harrison (Jack) and Sara Rosen (Jill) delight in their board game that has photos of famous people; a simple roll of the dice determines their destiny. When sixty-four-year-old Senator Daniel Fitzpatrick is found murdered, the FBI makes a formal request for Cross. The FBI is stymied. The code name for President Thomas Byrnes is Jack. The First Lady's is Jill.
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Star rating for Cat & mouse
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
A killer named Mr. Smith begins his murder spree in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then starts terrorizing Europe. Bodies are found "gutted." At the same time Gary Soneji taunts Cross with murders in train stations.
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Star rating for Pop goes the weasel
Series Volume:
5.
Description:
Alex is in love with a very special woman, but his love puts her at risk when he uncovers a suspect in a series of ghastly murders. However, proving the case is a difficult challenge, for his enemy engages in a brilliant series of moves and countermoves, in court and out, eventually targeting Cross and his lady in a plot of relentless suspense.
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Star rating for Roses are red
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Facing a particularly vicious killer in his latest investigation, Alex Cross finds his family targeted by the vengeful Mastermind, a situation complicated by tension in his relationship with his girlfriend and his daughter's unexplained seizures.
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Star rating for Violets are blue
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Alex Cross joins forces with a female San Francisco detective to investigate a pattern of murders occurring across the country that draws him into the bizarre subculture of ritual role-playing and vampirism.
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Star rating for Four blind mice
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Alex Cross is ready to resign-but when his partner shows up with a case he can't refuse, he goes up against the most bone-chilling killers of his entire career.
Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner's oldest friend-a Vietnam veteran-is arrested for murder. He is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army, and the evidence...
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Star rating for The big bad wolf
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
2.5 stars
Description:
At the outset of his career with the FBI, Alex Cross is instructed to track down a band of kidnappers who are snatching people and possibly selling them into slavery, a case that is complicated by a terrible threat to Cross's own family.
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Star rating for London bridges
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
2 stars
Description:
Alex Cross must face the world's most dangerous agents, criminals, and assassins. The fate of the world rests in his hands.
In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims...
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Star rating for Mary, Mary
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
From the publisher. Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking details about the murder, signed Mary Smith. More killings and more e-mails follow, and Mary Smith is getting better every time. To hunt down this merciless killer of Tinseltown's elite, Cross must...

12. Cross

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Star rating for Cross
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Years after his wife Maria is gunned down by an unknown shooter, a crime that has never been solved, psychologist Alex Cross is called in by his former partner, John Sampson, who wants his help on a case that reveals a connection to Maria's death.
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Star rating for Double cross
Series Volume:
13.
Description:
Detective Alex Cross rejoins the police force in the wake of a series of murders in Washington, D.C., and finds himself working to outmaneuver the killer's penchant for inducing hysteria with increasingly sensational killings.
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Star rating for Cross country
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer.
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Star rating for Alex Cross's trial
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.
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Star rating for I, Alex Cross
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
When a beloved relative is murdered, Detective Alex Cross vows to hunt down the killer . . . and discovers a secret that could rock the entire world.
Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved niece was brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington, D. C.'s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.
The...
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Star rating for Cross fire
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Alex Cross encounters his most explosive case ever as a D. C. assassin picks off politicians . . . and his most deadly enemy is waiting to kill everyone he loves.
Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked...
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Star rating for Kill Alex Cross
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
With relentless danger around every corner, Detective Alex Cross is hunting down a kidnapper . . . but only if someone powerful doesn't kill him first.
The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.
A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital,...
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Star rating for Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross is called away from his family to resolve a horrific hostage situation that is spiraling out of control.
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Star rating for Alex Cross, run
Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross arrested renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail and he's made sure that no one will recognize him by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's...
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Star rating for Cross my heart
Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever-when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses...
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Star rating for Hope to die
Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross embarks on the most wrenching case of his career to secure the lives of family members who have been abducted by a psychotic genius.
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Star rating for Cross justice
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
For Alex Cross, the toughest cases hit close to home-and in this deadly thrill ride, he's trying to solve the most personal mystery of his life.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything...
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Star rating for Cross the line
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread -- the victims are all criminals....
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Star rating for The people vs. Alex Cross
Series Volume:
25.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"The charges: explosive. Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law -- until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? The evidence: shocking. As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson...
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Star rating for Target, Alex Cross
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:
When a ring of six elite assassins strikes D. C., Alex Cross teams up with the Secret Service and the FBI to take down a dangerous threat that could destroy America.
A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of D.C. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, must either solve the case or lose her position as the city's...
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Star rating for Criss Cross
Series Volume:
27.
Average Rating:
3.4 stars
Description:
When a mysterious serial killer known as "M" launches a deranged "investigation", Alex Cross and his partner must unearth long-forgotten secrets to survive — or risk getting buried themselves.
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time,...
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Star rating for Deadly Cross
Series Volume:
28.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
Investigating a double homicide involving the vice president's ex-wife, Detective Alex Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to uncover clues from her early life.
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Star rating for Fear no evil
Series Volume:
29.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
"Alex Cross enters the final battle with the all-knowing genius who has stalked him and his family for years"--
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Star rating for Triple cross
Series Volume:
30.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families-and who will next be coming for the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and Sampson aren't the only ones investigating. Also in on this most intriguing case is the world's bestselling true-crime author, who sees patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls...
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Star rating for Cross down
Series Volume:
31.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
"For the first time, John Sampson is on his own. The brilliant crime-solving duo of Washington, DC's, Metro PD and the FBI has a proven MO: Detective Alex Cross makes his own rules. Detective John Sampson enforces them. When military-style attacks erupt, brutally sidelining Cross, Sampson is sent reeling. The patterns are too random--Sampson's friend, his partner, his brother--have told him. Don't trust anyone. As a shadow force advances on the nation's...
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Star rating for Alex Cross must die
Series Volume:
32.
Average Rating:
3 stars