Target, Alex Cross

Target, Alex Cross

Book - 2018
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"A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire career for. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Cross is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. Cross has a horrible premonition that the sniper's strike is only the beginning of a larger attack"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781538713761
Characteristics: 414 pages ;,25 cm.


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Dec 11, 2019

A quick read with lower diction. Makes it easy to read. However, at times I found the book to get boring. The end also got longer. The author could have cut out the last chapter and the book would have gotten better. He could have done a better job with it.

Jun 21, 2019

My first Patterson book, but I grew bored quickly.
Obviously this guy knows what he's writing, but it's too practiced in my opinion.
I'm curious to see if he writes of any knew subject matters. This is not fresh.

Apr 25, 2019

This is a great addition to the Alex Cross series!

Apr 11, 2019

I've been very critical of Patterson and most of his collaborators recently, believing he has over-exposed himself and the writing has suffered. I still tend to believe that. However, if those awful collaborations are the cost of him finally concentrating on his own writing as evidenced in 'Target', I'm OK with that.

'Target' is a fast-paced, old fashioned mystery of gigantic proportions and moving parts. Alex Cross was used for his investigative abilities and less for his psychological abilities. The story is riveting, however I felt the ending was rushed and pretty much out of nowhere. Oh well, still a great story. I do feel the purposeful, excruciatingly too obvious, leave you hanging ending was a cheap way to do it, especially after the clues were so well disguised within the story.

How Patterson managed to write out John Sampson, I'll never know, but get it together James. He was missed and not replaceable with Mahoney.

Feb 28, 2019

wasn't impressed

Feb 15, 2019

So good. It is a page turner. True Patterson. This is the excitement I was looking for in The President is missing. I didn't finish that book as it was very boring. Can't wait to read what The Chef has to offer.

Feb 11, 2019

Another great James Patterson book! A little draggie in spots but then picked right up again. Would recommend highly.

Jan 28, 2019

James Patterson never fails to come up with a great book. So I was not surprised that this book was good too. However in this, Alex Cross is a larger than life leading man as Washington D.C is stunned by a spate of assassinations. Capturing the ruthless assassin or assassins becomes a mammoth task and I kept turning pages till I could start breathing again!The ending was rather strange.

Jan 22, 2019

I returned the book after reading the first 100 pages. I am just not into really descriptive details of killing people.

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