Double Cross (Alex Cross Series #13)

Double Cross (Alex Cross Series #13)

by James Patterson


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Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt-he even sets up his own Web site and live video feed to trumpet his madness.

And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell—Alex Cross—all the better.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Double Cross has the pulse-racing momentum and electrifying thrills that have made James Patterson a #1 bestselling storyteller all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780755330317
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 09/06/2007
Series: Alex Cross Series

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.


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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Molinarolo More than 1 year ago
JP, where is the brilliant criminologist/psychologist Alex Cross of ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, and JACK AND JILL? In this outing, Cross is reduced to a hormone raging teen boy in heat, even as he and Bree study crime photos. Give me a break! And stop with the 2 page chapters already. Your stock in trade writing has become trite and formulaic. It seems as though Patterson can't live up to the standard of mystery and intrigue that Alex Cross used to have, what made Patterson fun to read. Now, everything is predictable. A killer or two, the killing keeps going until he/she/they are caught by the master criminologist himself, 1 dimensional characters, and Cross' love interest is short lived either by death or by break up. And BTW, Client/attorney privacy doesn't mean no videotape, guards watching just outside of hearing range. The plot could have been good, but JP's execution was dismal to the point that this reader put it down ½ of the way and dumped my last Patterson novel into the recycle bin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again i have enjoyed another Alex Cross book Well worth the read Once again James Patterson takes you right to the edge
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, couldn't put it down. This is what Alex Cross is all about. Great story line, this book really sucks you in and you can't wait to read what will happen next.
gt More than 1 year ago
This was hard to put down. A bit on the gruesome side but definitely kept your attention from the first page through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why do I keep doing this to myself? Every time I read a Patterson novel (in the last five years, anyway) I tell myself, 'Enough! Don't waste your time anymore.' But this time, I thought, 'It's an Alex Cross novel - surely ...' Wrong again. Juvenile dialogue, annoying characters, huge holes in the plot, and a pitifully weak ending meant to keep us 'hanging' for the next installment. Well, I'm done hanging on for Patterson to regain his early form. There are many, many great authors out there these days but, sadly, Patterson is no longer one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What did I miss??? I have read the Alex Cross series, in the numerical order, & LOVED each one.Couldn't put each one down--they are fabulous. The all of a sudden, I start this book & Alex Cross has the hots for someone very early in the book. No gradual lead up to the woman. Don't really like the character Bree. She seems very cold & just plain BLAH! Get back to work with Sampson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first James Patterson book and it won't be my last. The characters were rich and the story had many twists and turns. I loved it.
Cutiefulpink More than 1 year ago
If you like Alex Cross and James Patterson, you will love this one. I read it quickly, loved the characters, but was glad the ending wasn't a neat little bow! Have fun reading!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book isn't as good as I had hoped, it was somewhat entertaining but found myself drifting while reading it.
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TigerLMS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alex Cross's former partner Kyle Craig has been incarcerated in the most secure prison ever built, but after just a couple years finds a way to escape. Shortly before he does, a string of murders start in the Washington D.C. area which eventually lead to Kyle. Alex Cross tries to figure out how the killings could be related to a man still in prison. Like others in the series, this is an easy read littered with enough suspense to make it a page-turner. It's consistent with other titles in the series, and most leaves room for many sequels on this same storyline. Readers of other titles won't be terribly disappointed, and new readers won't necessarily have had to read any previous titles to follow the story-- although this certainly isn't as intense or revealing as the early Cross novels.
kanata on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Since Patterson has begun lending out his name to authors to basically create a franchise I've found most of his books lacking. The Cross series, however, has managed to maintain my interest (perhaps because it is actually written by just him) and keeps me returning to them every time a new one is produced. Double Cross proves I'm still on the right track. The killer is compelling and I think has a bit of a unique twist. I still enjoy reading about Alex Cross and his family though they seem to take a backseat to his love interest in this one.The only problems I've had with this book are I think just the fault of the audio book format. I'm quite new to them so had a hard time reconciling what I thought Alex Cross would sound like with the narrators voice. A few of the accents put on seemed a little contrived as well. (Especially a British one but, luckily, that only made a brief appearance) And I always have a hard time listening to even the most mildest sex scene being read out loud for fear someone will walk in and wonder just what it is I'm "reading".
Fantasma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As usual, a fast paced read. I¿ve been a fan of James Patterson for so long, but nowadays you never know what to expect when starting a new book, as he¿s not constant in writing good books anymore. I liked this one, many killings (muahahahahah! ;)) that keep us expecting for the next one, even though the bad guys aren¿t a surprise. The ending was a bit an anti-climax, after all that happened it just seemed to end to easily and quickly. It¿s a good read, but I can¿t say the best of thrillers. As I wrote in the last Alex Cross book review, I can only think that Mercedes pays Mr Patterson something. It¿s the only way I can understand why he keeps praising the car, because it¿s so comfortable, and powerful, and safe... Argh!
DavidBurrows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. Then again Patterson always is. I like the easy style of writing and short chapters. Characters are really good too.
kelawrence on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read a book of his in a while - a good "beach book". Predictable.
puzexpress on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You can¿t deny James Patterson¿s success in selling books. This one, however, in not his finest. If you like gore, this book is for you. The plot is thin and, even with the twists and turns, it is predictable that the main character, Alex Cross, will prevail. It became a book that I had to force myself to finish.
CaraLPeacock on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not really into the whole Alex Cross thing, so I'm not the best person to review this book. It was OK; a little predictable. Not one of my favorites, but not horrible.
mashley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good villian, but a little unbelievable in the end.
momei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of James Patterson and the Alex Cross series for a long time. I loved the book Cross but this book was really bad. I started this book in January 2009 and I still can't bring myself to finish it .
Pam1960ca on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love all the Alex Cross novels. This one was no exception. Couldn't put it down.
kingsportlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Double plots, double killers who end up chasing hero Alex Cross. Short enough to maintain interest.
Djupstrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
James Patters has gotten his groove back! The Alex Cross mysteries have gotten a bit stale and predictable, but Double Cross really delivers. The has to be one of his best books he has written in years.
es135 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There is nothing wrong with this novel. The writing is about what readers have come to expect from Patterson. His novels seem to usually be hit and miss, and this one is somewhere in between. I really like the love interest in this one, and hope Brianna will sick around.
RPerritt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. It was also sort of like the book Cross, by the same author.