Cross the Line (Alex Cross Series #24)

Cross the Line (Alex Cross Series #24)

by James Patterson


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Homicide Detective Alex Cross teams up with his wife to beat a D. C. criminal at his own game.

Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous. After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead: what looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister. But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he's called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home: his former boss and the beloved mentor of Alex's wife, Bree.

Now there's a killer on the loose, a long list of possible suspects, a city in panic, and nobody in charge of the besieged police force. . . until Bree gets tapped for the job.

As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases, new violence stuns the capital. What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point.

And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, with a terrifying master plan he's only begun to put in motion. To beat him at his own game, Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of commission . . . permanently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455585311
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Series: Alex Cross Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 17,493
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community as the 2015 National Book Awards. Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. His books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great James Patterson read. I was confused at first, with an issue regardung Nanamama, because I had read the Alex Cross bookshot that was realeased earlier this year. I recommend you read this Alex Cross novel before reading the Alex Cross bookshot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic Alex Cross story. Loved the last go Nana Mama!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There has obviously been a switch in writers. This book doesn't even flow like the earlier volumes. The story line isn't remotely believable. The characters are not developed. The interactions are not believable. The finale is disappointing. Even the family meals and dinner discussions are not believable. Im breaking up with Alex Cross. I've said it a few times after the last few books, but I mean it this time. By writing this review, my first by the way, i vow to not pay for another book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a James Patterson fan for years, since the first cross novel. Each one us getting weaker. This was awful. I'm one that will read a book in a night, I've never taken so long to read a book. It was partial hope it would get better, partially because I paid for it. Kind of like forcing down a meal that tastes bad because you already paid for it. Two many characters, too many issues flip flopping all over. Huge disappointment, I hate to see one of my favorite writers starting the publish a book a week once they have readers hooked by other books they wrote that were great. You can do better James Patterson, take a mental break from writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a little confused. Bree becoming COD. I didnt read how that happened. I will still be a fan for life. Thanks Mr. Patterson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by patterson. I really liked it alot. I did not knoe who done ot until late in the book. That is my kind of book. U must get this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series. I through enjoyed this episode of the thrill ride his stories are. As with real people, I marvel at how big his kids are getting. I love the completeness of his family life. Each person has his/her own story. The action does keep me reading until the end. Makes me feel I have to keep reading to solve the case. Each finished book bittersweet as I have to leave his family until the next story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love James Patterson but his stories are always the same. Nothing bad ever really happens to Alex Cross anymore and the end with Nana mama just seems unrealistic. It was an OK read.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Cross The Line is the twenty-fourth book in the popular Alex Cross series by prolific American author, James Patterson. Detectives Alex Cross, Bree Stone and John Sampson are being kept busy: there’s a fatal car crash that turns out to be neither an accident, nor a singular event; a fatal drive-by shooting takes out their Chief of Detectives and his latest squeeze; and a multiple homicide at an illicit drug lab that smacks of vigilantism. The same type of weapon, a Remington 1911 .45 pistol, is common to at least two of these attacks. In typical Patterson fashion, there’s action aplenty in this page-turner: quite a lot of gunplay, some knives wielded, car chases and a hostage situation where the SWAT team gets gun-happy. Drugs, lots of dirty money, nerve gas and people smugglers also feature. Clues for the astute reader and a red herring or two lead to some dramatic climaxes. The blurb says “Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer with a conscience” but “ruthless vigilante with an agenda” is a better precis. “Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum’ from the back cover is also inaccurate. Ignoring those, this is one of the better Alex Cross novels, a vast improvement on #21 and #22: fast-paced and exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read from the first to the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How does this man hook me with every book he writes Cross the line is tops cant wait to start next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!,,,
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KBrady More than 1 year ago
Fun to read. Fast paced and another murder to solve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little confusing at times. A little disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding as usual, with multiple stories that all come together in a very interesting investigative process with a great ending that you feel will happen but you thought is forgotten but isn't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Alex Cross but Nana Mama is a riot!
Ivylandeyes More than 1 year ago
Great Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Cross series and this book was no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep it up, JP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent as always
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Great reading
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Good storyline