The spectacular international bestseller that introduced Washington-based homicide detective Alex Cross and launched James Patterson's career as one of the fastest-selling thriller writers in the world -- now reissued in striking new cover style. He had always wanted to be famous. When he kidnapped two well-known rich kids, it was headline news. ...Read MoreThe spectacular international bestseller that introduced Washington-based homicide detective Alex Cross and launched James Patterson's career as one of the fastest-selling thriller writers in the world -- now reissued in striking new cover style. He had always wanted to be famous. When he kidnapped two well-known rich kids, it was headline news. Then one of them was found -- dead -- and the whole nation was in uproar. For such a high-profile case, they needed the top people -- Alex Cross, a black detective with a PhD in psychology, and Jezzie Flanagan, an ambitious young Secret Service agent -- yet even they were no match for the killer. He had the unnerving ability to switch from blood-crazed madness to clear-eyed sanity in an instant. But was he the helpless victim of a multiple-personality disorder -- or a brilliant, cold-blooded manipulator?Read Less
Fair. Cover is worn. Minor edge or corner wear. No marks or writing visible. Expedited shipping recommended. Clean copy. No marks or writing. Owners inscription inside. Book has some dog-eared or folded pages. Every purchase will benefit global literacy.
Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Good in very good dust jacket. Top edge is slightly faded, one tiny spot to bottom page edges. Text is clean, binding is solid. Jacket has minor rubbing, minimal edgewear. 1993 hardcover, first printing. ISBN 0-316-69364-2.
MY SON-IN-LAW IS COLLECTING PATTERSON FIRST EDITIONS....LOVE JAMES PATTERSON AND HAVE READ EVERYTING HE WRITES.
Nov 5, 2009
thought I had this figured out...what a surprise ending
Oct 8, 2009
Patterson at His Best
My book club decided to go back and read the book that launched Patterson's career. It's suspenseful and intriguing. A fantastic read that's great for discussion.
Jun 2, 2009
i am so hooked on all of james pattersons books, i never want to put them down.
Dec 25, 2008
This story line must appeal to guys who don't mind gore. It was a real downer for me. It's not that I (a female) go for romance novels...I never have; but I like to be entertained when I read for relaxation, not frightened to death, disgusted or unhappy.
I understand it's been made into a movie. Good luck.
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