From the man USA Today has called the "master of the genre," Cross is the high-velocity thriller James Patterson and Alex Cross's fans have waited years to read--and the pinnacle of the bestselling detective series of the past two decades. Cross's former partner, John Sampson is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier. When the case reveals a connection to Maria's death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life.
"Fans know that Cross will survive, but at what cost?" - PW.
"An ending that makes you realize you should have skipped this installment and waited for the sequel." - Kirkus.
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After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first
novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on
to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until
the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising
company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time.
As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide. In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006. In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.
A prolific author, he has written 18 books in his ...
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