A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and Washington, DC, detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family, Cross cannot ignore the case, despite the risks he knows will come with hunting down a ...Read MoreA series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and Washington, DC, detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family, Cross cannot ignore the case, despite the risks he knows will come with hunting down a killer - and the heartbreaking cost. James Patterson's bestseller takes us from deep inside the crazy world of a psychopath's masquerade right to the heart of fiction's most brilliant detective. Alex Cross is back in an explosive tale where mind games lead to violence and the slightest mistake will be punished with death.Read Less
I have grown a little tired of the James Patterson Alex cross and Bennet characters.
Patterson goes off on too many tangents and takes away from the actual story.
Most of his books could be about 50 pages less and be more interesting.
Oct 31, 2011
Roses Are Red
James Patterson is an outstanding writer who knows how to create a lot of character depth and has the ability to make you empathize with the detective?s pain and misery. He makes his writings very descriptive that little movies play in your head and you can see what is happening. His books hold you till the very end and you will be begging for the next book. Even though I don?t know much about murder cases or bank robberies, it made me feel like I was the detective of the case and I had to deal with all of his problems.
This book is a page turning drama that will keep you at the edge of your seat. It is the 6th book in the series of detective Alex Cross. His case in this book is to find the ?Mastermind.? He is responsible for the bank robberies and murders of employees and their families. When the instructions aren?t followed correctly, then that?s when people are killed. The cases lead to many suspicious people and at the end they think they found him but you will have to find out when you read the book.
Nov 5, 2009
this guy is great reading and quick,,,can finis h his books in one day
Feb 12, 2009
Good ole JP
I dare anyone who loves to read to read just one of James Pattersons books and not read them all,.....anybody???
Oct 18, 2008
Roses are Red
Roses are Red, another Alex Cross novel by James Patterson. This book holds your attention and you can't put it down until it is finished.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-09-22 Alex Cross is back?and that alone will have this novel crowning bestseller lists, a feat Patterson's books have achieved often of late, both his Cross (Pop Goes the Weasel) and non-Cross (Cradle and All) thrillers. Patterson won an Edgar for his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, but he hasn't won one since. One reason is that his prose, though sturdy as a trusted rowboat, is just as wooden; another is that his plotting?here detailing Washington, D.C., homicide detective Cross's pursuit of a crazed but crafty homicidal criminal known as the Mastermind?is about as sophisticated as that of a Frank and Joe Hardy tale. So why are the Cross novels so popular? In part because Patterson constructs them out of short, simple sentences, paragraphs and chapters that practically define the brisk, fun, E-Z read, and in part because, here and elsewhere, he engages in the smart and unusual tactic of alternating third- and first-person (from Cross's POV) narrative. Mostly, though, readers adore them because Cross is such a lovable hero, a family-oriented African-American whose compassion warmly balances the icy cruelty of Patterson's villains and their sometimes graphically depicted crimes (as is the case here). In the new novel, Cross suffers lady problems as his old love, who's in terror of Cross's job, leaves him, and he fumbles toward a new romance with an FBI agent; he also suffers personal trauma as his beloved daughter develops a brain tumor. That's back-burner action, though. The main focus here is, first, on a series of shocking Mastermind-engineered bank robbery/kidnappings involving wanton killings and, second, on the hunt to ID the Mastermind?a hunt both absorbing and annoying for its several (rather smelly) red herrings, and concluding with a revelation that screams sequel. While there's nothing subtle in this novel, every blatant element is packaged for maximum effect: roses may be red, but Patterson's newest is green all the way. U.K. and translation rights, Arthur Pine Associates. 1.25 million first printing; Literary Guild and Doubleday Direct main selections; simultaneous Random House large-print edition and Time Warner Audio. (Nov.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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