The third Alex Cross novel and a No. 1 bestseller - a gripping, page-turning modern classic by the world's bestselling thriller writer. On home territory once more after the horrors of the Kiss the Girls case, Alex Cross faces his most harrowing challenge: a pair of ice-cold killers who are picking off the capital's rich and famous one by one with ...
The third Alex Cross novel and a No. 1 bestseller - a gripping, page-turning modern classic by the world's bestselling thriller writer. On home territory once more after the horrors of the Kiss the Girls case, Alex Cross faces his most harrowing challenge: a pair of ice-cold killers who are picking off the capital's rich and famous one by one with chilling professional efficiency. As the whole country awaits the identity of the next celebrity victim, only Alex Cross, with his proven ability to get into the minds of the most deranged killers, has the skills and the courage to crack the case - but will he discover the truth before 'Jack and Jill' set their sights on Washington's ultimate celebrity target? A relentless rollercoaster of heart-pounding suspense and jolting plot twists, Jack and Jill proves once again that no one can write a more compelling thriller than James Patterson - the master of the non-stop nightmare.
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Suspenseful, kept my attention and was entertaining. James Patterson hasn't let me down yet.
Apr 1, 2007
i loved this book alot.at first i was alittle confused how it jumps back and forth between the characters,but that only made it more interesting.theirs so much suspense and action you cant put it down.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-08-05 Patterson's most recent thriller, Hide and Seek, lacked his customary hero, Alex Cross, and didn't catch fire with readers. Here, Patterson brings back the black psychiatrist and Washington, D.C., homicide cop (Kiss the Girls, etc.) for a gripping game of death that will have fans flocking. Two simultaneous investigations bear down on Cross: the first concerns the killings perpetrated by a duo known as "Jack and Jill," who are murdering famous people (beginning with a U.S. senator) in Washington, taunting the police and "practicing for the big one"; the second involves the brutal slayings of young black children in Cross's own Southeast D.C. neighborhood. The Washington P.D. makes Cross its liaison with a frantic Secret Service, FBI and CIA while he sets up his own off-duty team to track the child-killer. Through crisp cross-cutting of multiple points of view, first-person and third, Patterson grabs readers right from the beginning and sweeps them along toward riveting dual climaxes. He adds texture by devoting space to Cross's concern about his own motherless son and daughter (the first murdered child attended the same grammar school as Alex's boy), his growing interest in the school's attractive principal, his dealings with his octogenarian grandmother, Nana Mama (think of an acerbic Dilsey from The Sound and the Fury) and life in the largely black Southeast district. It's fine, full-blooded entertainment from start to finish, with a last-page surprise from an earlier Cross nemesis promising at least one more Cross installment to come. Literary Guild main selection; simultaneous Time Warner AudioBook. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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