Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
(Little, Brown and Co., 2013, 407 pages)
Detective Alex Cross arrests 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 called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C. is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.
Alex’s investigations are going nowhere, and he’s too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him—and will stop at nothing until he’s dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson’s ultimate thrill ride.
Yay! James is back Now this is the James Patterson that I’m used to reading!!!! This is one of the best in the Alex Cross series that I’ve read thus far! A quick read, intriguing, suspenseful, full of twists and turns. It kept me on the edge of my seat just anticipating what was going to happen next. Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they’re going to be next on the sniper’s list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem–Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!
The past couple of books that I’ve read by James had been somewhat disappointing and not quite up to par. But this one re-sparked the fire that I’m used to reading by him. He did not disappoint with this one. This is one of his best. Maybe because he didn’t have a co-writer on this one?? I’m just saying. Whatever it was, keep it up Mr. Patterson. Job well done. Welcome back to the fold