Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
(Little, Brown & Company, 2011, 384 pages)
About the book:
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, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.
As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes—one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written.
I am a very devoted fan of James Patterson. Ask anyone who knows me. I can’t wait to get my hands on his books. But, I was left a little disappointed with this one. He has great talent. But he didn’t show that much of it to me in this book. I’ve read all of his Alex Cross series mystery books and loved them. This one had no continuity and everything was left hanging at the end. No follow-up on the kidnapping, the terrorist portion made no sense, the mugging of his grandmother resulted in nothing and made no sense to me. Taking in her attacker was not a reasonable action.
This one is okay, but not the best by far. The title led me to think it would be a better and more exciting read. As always, it was a quick read and it did have a few good twists and turns. But it could have been a lot better. Out of five stars, I will give it three. This was a good book, but just average as far as the Alex Cross books go. Definitely worth the read, though. I’m still one of his biggest fans!