Target: Alex Cross

Target: Alex Cross

James Patterson / Oct 23, 2019

Target Alex Cross TARGET HEAD OF STATEA leader has fallen and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners None feel the loss of a President keenly than Ale

  • Title: Target: Alex Cross
  • Author: James Patterson
  • ISBN: Target: Alex Cross
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  • Page: 276
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  • TARGET HEAD OF STATEA leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners None feel the loss of a President keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good TARGET UNITED STATES CABINETA sniper s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC Alex Cross s wife, Bree Stone, TARGET HEAD OF STATEA leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners None feel the loss of a President keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good TARGET UNITED STATES CABINETA sniper s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC Alex Cross s wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum solve the case, or lose the position for which she s worked her entire career The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope TARGET ALEX CROSS Alex has a horrible premonition is the sniper s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation It isn t long before his fears explode into life, and the nation plunges into a full blown Constitutional crisis His ingenuity, his training, and his capacity for battle are tested beyond limits in the most far reaching and urgently consequential case of his life As the rule of law is shattered by chaos, and Alex fights to isolate a suspect, Alex s loyalty may be the biggest danger of all Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Or buy for Hardcover, 414 pages Published November 19th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company More Details Original Title Target Alex Cross Edition Language English Series Alex Cross 26 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details 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1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 07, 2018 Maureen rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley 4.5 Stars My goodness, what an intense, action packed read this was, and although it s the 26th in the series, it reads perfectly well as a stand alone.After the assassination of a Senator, Alex Cross and his wife Bree have an enormous task on their hands, as it appears that their is than one assassin on the loose and their targets are mainly prominent members of government, with the exception of Alex himself he ll find himself inadvertently on the list James Patterson is such a gif 4.5 Stars My goodness, what an intense, action packed read this was, and although it s the 26th in the series, it reads perfectly well as a stand alone.After the assassination of a Senator, Alex Cross and his wife Bree have an enormous task on their hands, as it appears that their is than one assassin on the loose and their targets are mainly prominent members of government, with the exception of Alex himself he ll find himself inadvertently on the list James Patterson is such a gifted writer, and this one was no exception His characters come from his understanding of personalities, bringing them vividly to life, each of them fitting perfectly into their given roles No gimmickry needed here no tired cliches, just pure unadulterated thrill a minute entertainment Miss this one at your peril Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK Cornerstone for my ARC I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange flag 169 likesLike see review View all 58 comments Maureen Mrs Sandra Carter wrote What a great read So many twists and turns Did I miss something though Who was the last message from at the end of the bo Mrs Sandra Carter wrote What a great read So many twists and turns Did I miss something though Who was the last message from at the end of the book Who was M.x Hi Sandra, I ve read 16 books since this one so I really can t remember it in great detail, sorry Jan 04, 2019 02 52AM Deb Sandra, just finished reading this and I said the same thing Who is M 14 minutes ago Nov 26, 2018 Matt rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook In the craziness that is James Patterson s massive collection of collaborative efforts, it is hard to find something that truly has the Patterson flavour any longer While he has shuffled many of his series and one off novels to others, the Alex Cross novels remain solely his, allowing fans to see where he has taken his longest serving protagonist over two decades In this novel, Alex Cross and the rest of the country are stunned by the death of the President of the United States, an event tha In the craziness that is James Patterson s massive collection of collaborative efforts, it is hard to find something that truly has the Patterson flavour any longer While he has shuffled many of his series and one off novels to others, the Alex Cross novels remain solely his, allowing fans to see where he has taken his longest serving protagonist over two decades In this novel, Alex Cross and the rest of the country are stunned by the death of the President of the United States, an event that resonates, no matter one s political leanings As the country seeks to brush itself off, Washington is stunned by a new set of murders, including one of a sitting US senator Alex is pulled in to work the case by the FBI, which forces him to keep his wife, Chief of Detectives Bree Stone, away from the action As they work, the case seems somewhat open and shut, with a suspect all but pointing to where they committed the crime Then, things take a definite turn Multiple murders of several high ranking officials lead Cross and the FBI to feel that there might be an international threat to the United States It s no longer a criminal they seek, but a country ready to do whatever it takes to weaken America With nuclear weapons on hand, this could quickly escalate into a war from which no one will walk away unscathed Patterson does well to amp up the action as Alex Cross continues to entertain, in his twenty sixth novel Recommended to series fans and those who want to ride the wave of international meddling in American affairs.It is becoming harder for me to find myself hooked on James Patterson series of late While I have come to really enjoy some of his long running collections, they begin to get a little stale or outlive their run Alex Cross has always been a stalwart for me, something on which I can rely While the characters age, Alex never lets that dilute his work on crimes or his passion for family Still, one must begin to wonder if there is a time and place to let him hang up the cuffs and enjoy those around him I began to feel that way about this book, as things have become somewhat stagnant The crime is surely out of this world well, country but I was left wondering if things simply have run out for Alex Cross and if he needs to let someone else take over Cross is a remarkable man and his character is second to none, though I think it is not him that is so bothersome, but some of the corny interactions he has with patients and his own family that has me soured Great kids, lovely wife, and a funny grandmother, but it s just a little too hokey in the dialogue I d never want Patterson to wipe them out, for that his the Cross foundation and all that keeps him sane Still, they tend to grate on my nerves, which spills over to creating an animosity for me as I read The premise of the story is great and could really have worked well I think it needed some grit, something deeper and intense There are some wonderful political and criminal elements in the story that I would love to see in a series or one off that can dedicate time to this sort of political thriller, but Patterson s use of short chapters and hokey family sub plots were not for me An easy read and I will always keep Patterson around for that, but could it be that Alex Cross novels are falling victim to James Patterson Syndrome Might they be selling for the name on the cover and not the quality of the writing We can at least applaud him for a wonderful cliffhanger ending Kudos, Mr Patterson, for keeping Alex Cross going I know I can be tough, but I think it s fair game when you are so established and basking in fortune Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge flag 71 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Oct 26, 2018 Paromjit rated it really liked it Shelves mystery, netgalley, thriller It has been a long time since I have read a James Patterson thriller, although I have read a couple in the Alex Cross series This may be the 26th in the series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone It opens with Cross and his family s presence at the funeral of 47 year old President Catherine Grant, a woman of stature who managed to overcome many of the divisions in the US Her death was unexpected, triggering an atmosphere of gloom and sorrow in Cross and the nation The new US preside It has been a long time since I have read a James Patterson thriller, although I have read a couple in the Alex Cross series This may be the 26th in the series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone It opens with Cross and his family s presence at the funeral of 47 year old President Catherine Grant, a woman of stature who managed to overcome many of the divisions in the US Her death was unexpected, triggering an atmosphere of gloom and sorrow in Cross and the nation The new US president is now James B Hobbs Cross is called by the FBI s Special Agent Ned Mahoney into the investigation into the assassination of GOP California senator, Elizabeth Betsy Walker Cross s wife, Washington DC PD s Chief of Detectives, Bree Stone is being pushed by her Chief of Police to find the assassin before the FBI A notoriously skilful Hungarian female assassin has been spotted entering the US under an assumed name, and there is a hunt to find her and speculation as to what she is up to.Cross finds himself in a desperately complex case where he has a premonition of horrific and deadly actions about to befall the country, but without proof of this, nothing can be done He is to find himself right but this brings no sense of comfort as the US finds itself shell shocked at a well organised and astutely planned conspiracy that leads to unimagined responses by the government that people thought would never take place in the democracy There are additional global pressures faced by the US from Russia, China and Korea aiming to take advantage of the disarray in the nation Cross, the FBI and Bree find themselves tested to their limits as they try to work what is happening and who exactly is behind the conspiracy that takes in a constitutional crisis, special interest groups, bitcoins, a diverse group of assassins, the dark web and.The plot lines outlined in this thriller are far fetched, but Patterson does a sterling job in making it seem believable There is an additional thread about a client of Cross s that ends in a shock cliffhanger at the end of the novel The author writes in his trademark short chapters, making the story fast paced and full of suspense and tension The pages just seemed to turn themselves in this compelling and gripping addition to the Alex Cross series, with the ending leaving the reader eagerly anticipating the next book This will appeal to all those who are fans of James Patterson and those who love their action packed thrillers Many thanks to Random House Cornerstone for an ARC flag 71 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 06, 2019 Tim rated it liked it It s the formula of interfering family home members that interrupts the story action I have issue with Nonetheless, outside that there is a decent story here appropriately applied in rating 7 of 10 stars flag 39 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 01, 2018 Dean J Hill rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves borrowed Oh, James, you forced me to turn away visitors so I could read, read, readAs Miss Moneypenny would say Oh, James And that is exactly what I said upon finishing the book oh, James, how have I lived thirty years as a man of the world and not read you, not devoured your books or found you sooner The choice which led me to reading this book and my first ever review called for my wallet from a stand in Waterstones The President is Missing, co authored with Bill Clinton, or Target Oh, James, you forced me to turn away visitors so I could read, read, readAs Miss Moneypenny would say Oh, James And that is exactly what I said upon finishing the book oh, James, how have I lived thirty years as a man of the world and not read you, not devoured your books or found you sooner The choice which led me to reading this book and my first ever review called for my wallet from a stand in Waterstones The President is Missing, co authored with Bill Clinton, or Target Alex Cross which, as the twenty sixth instalment, is a phenomenal accolade.Thrilling, fast paced and makes your heart pump to the beat of the wordsI d heard of James Patterson and knew of Along Came a Spider This latest instalment is most certainly a masterpiece of thrilling, fast paced fiction, with each chapter short enough to force you to read another, then another, then another until you haven t communicated with the outside world for five hours or The novel begins with a procession mourning the loss of a President and it s not long before Patterson has you gripped in the clutches of suspenseful mystery and genius thriller writing the Secret Service and FBI are confronted with an attack on the United States, and Alex finds himself leading an investigation which unfolds in your mind at heart pumping speed.Politically woven fiction is on the rise, but Patterson is at the top of the gameWhat is great about this book is how each character has their own personality and you connect with them on many levels I ve read some works of fiction where you lose track of who is who, but Patterson avoids this pitfall through his effective use of well constructed dialogue It seems the fiction market has been infected with a plethora of spy and political thrillers recently, perhaps due to the increased interest in global politics, and they either sink or swim Patterson has produced another novel which swims against the tide and provides readers with a novel that reads like an action film the short chapters, which often end with a cliff hanger, certainly help this purpose But not all stars are burning brightI haven t awarded the full five stars as the ending was partly predictable and there were moments when the pace of the novel could have been increased or decreased, for that matter But this is the nature of the beast and, on the whole, Patterson has pulled off yet another excellent contribution to the ever growing genre of thrillers It is a thriller with politics, suspense, believable characters commendable given it s the twenty sixth instalment and I know nothing of the other twenty five and page turning chapters The plot is conceivable and could happen in real life, given the current international climate, and Patterson executes this well compared to others.I will certainly look into reading his other works.Bibliophagist Barometer 4.0 5.0 REVIEW SUBJECT TO BEING FINALISED flag 37 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Matthew Cross One book Feb 01, 2019 08 22AM Dean J Hill I ve only read one book of his 2 hours, 1 min ago Nov 30, 2018 jv poore rated it liked it Shelves own it I feel fortunate that Mr Patterson uses his devious mind to develop fictional diabolic disasters Otherwise there d be trouble flag 32 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2018 Lou rated it really liked it review of another edition Target Alex Cross, the twenty six novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross, is as captivating and nail biting an affair as many of Mr Patterson s previous novels He is my go to author if I m looking for a light and easy, none taxing read, but of course, many of them, including this one require a healthy suspension of disbelief which I don t mind as long as I have an idea that it ll be that way It isn t necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one as the author very k Target Alex Cross, the twenty six novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross, is as captivating and nail biting an affair as many of Mr Patterson s previous novels He is my go to author if I m looking for a light and easy, none taxing read, but of course, many of them, including this one require a healthy suspension of disbelief which I don t mind as long as I have an idea that it ll be that way It isn t necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one as the author very kindly provides background on the recurring characters, their development and why they act the way they do As always with Patterson, this is an edge of your seat, nonstop action type of thriller that has a cornucopia of shocking twists that I didn t see coming and that make the plot explosive The main characters are developed well and Patterson s propensity for keeping the chapters short and punchy creates a tension that builds nicely throughout the story.Although the second half of the book is told from Alex s perspective, the first 50% changes between lots of different characters points of view and is quite confusing but intriguing Only towards the concluding part of the book does it all become clear, and the struggle to keep each character straight in your head eventually pays off This is a well written and expertly plotted white knuckle ride that will be loved by those who are already fans of this series and James Patterson s books in general but will also no doubt gain him many new admirers The author is a master of the crime genre, and it s easy to see why he has been the number one bestselling thriller writer for many years The breakneck pace coupled with the fact that you just get past one amazing twist and you re straight onto another makes this a highly entertaining and unputdownable read You barely have time to take a breath Highly recommended.Many thanks to Century for an ARC I was not required to post a review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own flag 25 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 09, 2018 Scott rated it liked it I ve been reading James Patterson books for over twenty years During that time, like most of his fans, my favorite character has always been Alex Cross He was Patterson s first detective series that helped lay the foundation for his kingdom of several bestselling series and stand alone novels For me, Alex has remained a fierce, intellectual knight of moral character and the proper use of action I remember reading the Alex s first adventure, Along came a Spider and almost cried when Alex, t I ve been reading James Patterson books for over twenty years During that time, like most of his fans, my favorite character has always been Alex Cross He was Patterson s first detective series that helped lay the foundation for his kingdom of several bestselling series and stand alone novels For me, Alex has remained a fierce, intellectual knight of moral character and the proper use of action I remember reading the Alex s first adventure, Along came a Spider and almost cried when Alex, then a widower, faced the loss of his new love in an ending twist I would never forget In the twenty six years following, there have been some good and excellent adventures, including three books ago when Alex discovered and met his father, who was thought dead for many years There were also some less than stellar outings along the way, but I generally looked forward to the end of each year when another Alex Cross adventure was published Now, the 26th book in the series Target Alex Cross is in my hands and the reading completed The book opens with a national funeral service for the President of the United States, who died from a tumor one year in office Five days later all hell breaks loose in Washington DC Suddenly government leaders, including Senators and the Secretary of Defense are being assassinated at an alarming rate Alex is tasked by the new President to help the FBI find the killer or killers His wife, Bree Stone, is also assigned by her boss to find the shooter or shooters first or her position of Chief of Detectives could be at risk However, this attack on our nation is being delivered by a group of independent and dangerous assassins that do not fail.While navigating this national disaster, Alex has also taken on a very troubled and disturbed patient Nina Davis, Justice Department Attorney, is struggling with love, only finding true joy through violent and risky sex with strangers She is looking for Alex to help her change before something really bad happens And then there are the mysterious notes being left at his office door, saying Alex Cross Stop me, please Who is leaving those And why As any avid fan would expect, Patterson runs multiple plots, jumping all over the place from Alex s professional life one moment to his family situations the next In this outing though, much of the novel is spent with the different assassins, running around performing their assignments and trying to escape In many ways, they are the true protagonist of the storyline Alex still figures things out at the end, but it s like a news reporter delivering the story over the airwaves rather than being as much a direct participant in the outcome Like a typical Patterson thriller, the tempo is fastmoving with lots of action and drama There is a lot of violence and death in this one, as we move back and for the between the individual assassins and their activities Because of this, there is not much time spent with Alex s family, his children, and even Bree really And Alex s best friend, John Sampson, is barely involved The good news is that Keith Karl Rawlins, the spacy FBI contractor and IT whiz, is there to help Alex put the pieces of the mystery puzzle together The plotlines pretty much follow s Patterson s usual developments, including curveballs thrown in to make the outcome interesting However, things move along at such a breakneck speed that it created two problems for me The first is that the plot lost several layers of reality Yes, those plot choices made the story entertaining, but it went too far at times Second, the fast pace movement and limited use of Alex really took the heart out of the story and left it way too mechanical at key moments Since we didn t get to involve his family and wife in a connected manner, the story was lacking the human attachment that connects us with the strength and power of Alex Cross character I didn t have as much interest in the outcomes of the other characters because it felt like Alex was a bit peripheral in this outing Overall, this was an okay book for me, but not one of his stronger books Patterson chose a large scale international plotline, than a personalized Alex Cross story where he is on the hunt for a serial killer, the mystery is layered, and his family is somehow involved The pace was so fast, it took away much of the mystery and tension It could have been better than it was Over two and a half decades and 26 books, the character of Alex Cross has grown and changed in many ways, but his ethical and moral compass have remained true and strong, a prime example and model for doing good, no matter what the situation is He has stood the test of time and still shines bright most of the time This was not necessarily one of those memorable outings I will add that the last page offered a nice clue that the next book could be better, but I will won t ruin that for you flag 21 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 03, 2019 Chad rated it it was ok Shelves 2019 This may have been the moment where Alex Cross jumped the shark The plot of this is just so ludicrous Cross isn t even involved in half the book It very well could have been Events that Happened While Alex Cross Lived His Life This would have worked better as one of Patterson s stand alone novels Cross could have been removed from this and the same story or less unfold flag 19 likesLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Suzanne rated it really liked it 3.5 Love the Alex Cross novels In the latest we experience a country that is put into turmoil with numerous assassinations of US leaders including the president of the US Overall it was fascinating to read but I felt like needed to be touched on about his client who ends up leaving us with a shocker at the end I hope we here on it in the next Alex Cross novel, or event a bookshot My quick and simple overall good and quick paced for a perfect one evening read flag 17 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2018 Elaine Tomasso rated it it was amazing review of another edition I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for an advance copy of Target Alex Cross, the twenty sixth novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross.When Senator Elizabeth Walker is shot dead by a sniper every agency is on high alert and the FBI drafts in Alex Cross to help in the investigation At the same time his wife, Chief of Detectives for Metro PD Bree Stone launches her own investigation Unfortunately for them this is only the start of a nefarious conspiracy.I thoroug I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for an advance copy of Target Alex Cross, the twenty sixth novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross.When Senator Elizabeth Walker is shot dead by a sniper every agency is on high alert and the FBI drafts in Alex Cross to help in the investigation At the same time his wife, Chief of Detectives for Metro PD Bree Stone launches her own investigation Unfortunately for them this is only the start of a nefarious conspiracy.I thoroughly enjoyed Target Alex Cross which is a white knuckle ride of a thriller with a tight plot and some amazing twists It has been a while since I dipped into the series but this confirms why it is my favourite of Mr Patterson s offerings Obviously the plot is nonsense and requires a massive suspension of disbelief, but this only becomes apparent in retrospect as the reader gets so caught up in the nonstop action and breakneck pace that it doesn t register at the time This is a master storyteller at works and he does it well through various means Short is the order of the day from words to chapters, even the novel isn t overly long This ramps up the tension and pace, giving the reader no time to breathe before moving on to the next scene It works really well The plot is clever and detailed with twist upon twist and I can t begin to imagine how much planning has gone into it It is slick, professional and engrossing It all adds up to a very entertaining read.This may be the twenty sixth novel in a long running series but it can easily be read as a stand alone as any backstory mentioned is explained It is told on the whole from Alex Cross s first person point of view in the second half The first half of the novel is told from so many points of view I found it hard to keep all the characters in mind but as I had no clue about what they were up to or where their actions were leading I found it intriguing and compulsive Only in the second half of the novel does everything start to become clearer and the reader gets a handle on all these characters and their actions It s not, however, home and hosed as I started to think because Mr Patterson has plenty twists up his sleeve.Target Alex Cross is an entertaining book which keeps the reader on edge throughout so I have no hesitation in recommending it as a good read flag 16 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Nov 10, 2018 Louise Wilson rated it really liked it Alex Cross 26Dr Alex Cross is a psychologist and his wife, Bree Stone is the newly promoted chief of DC detectives When a sniper shoots and kills Senator Elizabeth Walker, every agency has been put on high alert The FBI draft in Alex to help with the investigation while Bree launches her own Then other attacks take place against prominent officials This causes grave concern and mass panic All agencies across the USA are hunting for the killers.Though I have read some of James Patterson s b Alex Cross 26Dr Alex Cross is a psychologist and his wife, Bree Stone is the newly promoted chief of DC detectives When a sniper shoots and kills Senator Elizabeth Walker, every agency has been put on high alert The FBI draft in Alex to help with the investigation while Bree launches her own Then other attacks take place against prominent officials This causes grave concern and mass panic All agencies across the USA are hunting for the killers.Though I have read some of James Patterson s books before, it has been a long time since I have read any in the Alex Cross Series Fortunately for me this book can be read as a standalone There is quite a lot going on in this story that it needs your full concentration to keep track of all the characters This is a really well written book that s fast paced with plenty of action Like all of James Patterson s books the chapters are short, of which I quite like This is a really good political thriller.I would like to thank NetGalley, Random House UK, Cornerstone and the author James Patterson for my ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Monnie rated it really liked it A tad far fetched plot, perhaps, but this story certainly serves up timely issues and, dare I say, is a very enjoyable entry in the Detective Alex Cross series this is the 26th, and I ve read most of them Alex and his Washington, D.C chief of detectives wife Bree take center stage throughout, with their kids and Alex s feisty Nana Mama mostly in the background which is just fine with me they re very cool characters, but I don t want them hogging the spotlight.This one starts off with a A tad far fetched plot, perhaps, but this story certainly serves up timely issues and, dare I say, is a very enjoyable entry in the Detective Alex Cross series this is the 26th, and I ve read most of them Alex and his Washington, D.C chief of detectives wife Bree take center stage throughout, with their kids and Alex s feisty Nana Mama mostly in the background which is just fine with me they re very cool characters, but I don t want them hogging the spotlight.This one starts off with a bang literally a 69 year old California senator is killed by a sniper s bullet Bree is charged with finding the culprit with the threat of losing her job if she fails At the same time, a well known assassin is spotted in the area, so the FBI and Secret Service start to dig in as well The nation s new president who took office when the former POTUS died of natural causes asks Alex to get involved Shortly thereafter, sniper killings take the lives of other government bigwigs, leading officials to suspect there s a far, far grander plan afoot But what is it, who s behind it and how can it be thwarted The investigation leads Alex all over the place, and at virtually every stop he arrives at remarkably insightful conclusions while the baddies execute extraordinarily complex actions using intricate disguises to avoid capture As this drama ensues, Alex is intrigued by a female private patient who intrigued me as well, but in the end she seemed to have no purpose other than messing with Alex s head which I suspect will serve as fodder for another book But the assassin chase is exciting, life threatening and, as I mentioned earlier, timely and readers get a bit of a surprise in the end well, at least I did All told, another solid entry in one of my favorite series flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 11, 2018 Jo rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thrillers, reviewed Target Alex Cross Alex Cross 26 by James Patterson Alex Cross is James Patterson s most famous character, Morgan Freeman portrayed him twice, in two very memorable performances as Alex Cross.I ve read all 26 novels in the Alex Cross series and you d think after 26 novels I d be ready to say goodbye to this series but no This is the only series that Patterson doesn t use a co author on so the writing in this series is a compelling read.TARGET UNITED STATES CABINETA sniper s bullet strikes a Target Alex Cross Alex Cross 26 by James Patterson Alex Cross is James Patterson s most famous character, Morgan Freeman portrayed him twice, in two very memorable performances as Alex Cross.I ve read all 26 novels in the Alex Cross series and you d think after 26 novels I d be ready to say goodbye to this series but no This is the only series that Patterson doesn t use a co author on so the writing in this series is a compelling read.TARGET UNITED STATES CABINETA sniper s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC Alex Cross s wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum solve the case, or lose the position for which she s worked her entire career The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope.TARGET ALEX CROSSAlex has a horrible premonition is the sniper s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation It isn t long before his fears explode into life, and the nation plunges into a full blown Constitutional crisis His ingenuity, his training, and his capacity for battle are tested beyond limits in the most far reaching and urgently consequential case of his life As the rule of law is shattered by chaos, and Alex fights to isolate a suspect, Alex s loyalty may be the biggest danger of all.Another brilliant installment in this series 4 stars flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 03, 2019 Adah Udechukwu rated it it was amazing Target Alex Cross is an action packed, well written, no dull moment novel Its a James Patterson masterpiece flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Liz rated it liked it review of another edition I found it difficult to keep track of all of the characters, especially at the beginning and I thought the ending was a bit rushed and disappointing but overall the plot was well crafted and original 3 stars flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2018 Julie Parks rated it it was amazing Shelves thriller I took James Patterson s Masterclass a while back and realized that I still hadn t read a single book of his Well, not cover to cover anyway.He s a very masterful storyteller, and I love that he writes just like he teaches in short chapters focusing on action and dwelling on what words to use to describe this or that It really feels like an easy go.It says 26 on that cover but it could easily be standalone.Nice companion for one weekend Thank you NetGalley for this copy in exchange for my I took James Patterson s Masterclass a while back and realized that I still hadn t read a single book of his Well, not cover to cover anyway.He s a very masterful storyteller, and I love that he writes just like he teaches in short chapters focusing on action and dwelling on what words to use to describe this or that It really feels like an easy go.It says 26 on that cover but it could easily be standalone.Nice companion for one weekend Thank you NetGalley for this copy in exchange for my honest review flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2019 Skip rated it liked it Shelves crime detective, series in progress In the aftermath of the unexpected death of the U.S President, Alex Cross is tapped by the FBI to help investigate into the professional assassination of GOP California senator, Betsy Walker, in Washington D.C As the local Chief of Detectives, Alex s wife Bree Stone is also on the case The first break in the case is when the assassin himself is killed by a fellow professional, who was seen entering the country The rest of the book is quite a Patterson thrill ride as the country s senior poli In the aftermath of the unexpected death of the U.S President, Alex Cross is tapped by the FBI to help investigate into the professional assassination of GOP California senator, Betsy Walker, in Washington D.C As the local Chief of Detectives, Alex s wife Bree Stone is also on the case The first break in the case is when the assassin himself is killed by a fellow professional, who was seen entering the country The rest of the book is quite a Patterson thrill ride as the country s senior political leadership is targeted in a coordinated way by other top assassins, who subsequently become targets themselves When the Attorney General assumes the Presidency and declares martial law, there is great anxiety in the country and at home Alex, Bree, the FBI s Ted Mahoney get all the resources they need, especially the FBI s top tech guy and make a number of remarkable breakthroughs as they seek the culprit s responsible Too preposterous for 4 stars flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Mandy White rated it really liked it Shelves audible I love that I have gone back to the Alex Cross series This book was full of action and twists oh and that ending Love it flag 7 likesLike see review Oct 09, 2018 Pauline rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley Target Alex Cross by James Patterson is a fast paced thriller that has plenty of action This is the 26th book in the series and you get to know the main characters and family well After the assassination of a senator Alex s wife Bree is searching for the Killer and Alex is being stalked by an unknown person I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for my e copy in exchange for an honest review flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Carol Suraci rated it it was amazing Wow James Patterson has done it again Another unputdownable thriller flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2018 Julie Lacey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Another gripping read from James Patterson The book begins with an assassination and the sniper s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC Alex and his wife, Bree Stone, are tasked with finding the killer The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the person responsible Soon other key people are assassinated and Alex realises that this is only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation His fears come to life, and the nation plunges into a full blown Constitution Another gripping read from James Patterson The book begins with an assassination and the sniper s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC Alex and his wife, Bree Stone, are tasked with finding the killer The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the person responsible Soon other key people are assassinated and Alex realises that this is only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation His fears come to life, and the nation plunges into a full blown Constitutional crisis.We learn who the snipers are and I ll admit to being confused at first as there were so many people involved We get an insight into some of their lives and why they re doing this but ultimately, as a reader, I just wanted them caught Alex and the team work hard to track them down and is tested to his limits This is a great read and I highly recommend this series Thanks to Century and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 02, 2018 Becca rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley I had so many James Patterson books on my bookshelves until about a month ago, when they found a new home with my Auntie and Uncle I kept the best of the best Kiss the girls, Along came a spider, Roses are red I have read quite a few, but it was just time to let someone else have a go This popped up on Netgalley and I thought that a digital copy couldn t hurt, I don t need room on my bookshelves for it Let s have another one This is a great thriller, it is number 26 in the series, but I had so many James Patterson books on my bookshelves until about a month ago, when they found a new home with my Auntie and Uncle I kept the best of the best Kiss the girls, Along came a spider, Roses are red I have read quite a few, but it was just time to let someone else have a go This popped up on Netgalley and I thought that a digital copy couldn t hurt, I don t need room on my bookshelves for it Let s have another one This is a great thriller, it is number 26 in the series, but can be read as a standalone I admit I haven t read a James Patterson for a little while, but I got straight into it and the writing was familiar, which helped The one thing that started putting me off JP recently, was his collaborations I don t enjoy many of the ones he has written with others, as much as the earlier all him ones So this next instalment of the Alex Cross series was great to read It s political and fast paced I couldn t keep up with all of the political and american jargon, but I made do The short chapters helped me read this quite quickly, and whilst the plot was somewhat unrealistic you needed to suspend belief to really get on board with it I enjoyed the story telling JP is a master at spinning a good yarn and getting you invested in his stories.Target Alex Cross lacks the grittiness of his earlier work, but non the less was a riveting read from start to finish I would recommendebeautifulbookbreak flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 26, 2018 Kate rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favourites read in 2018, out in 2018 and read A hugely entertaining, tense and action packed thriller, which I think you can enjoy whether you ve met Alex Cross before or not, I certainly did There are a lot of threads winding through this novel and they knit together perfectly, driven along by intense short chapters I love this sort of book when it s done well and this is one of the best I ve read in quite a while Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 26, 2018 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it it was amazing The Alex Cross series seemingly has been around forever Cross is certainly James Patterson s best known creation which is saying something, given his prodigious creative output He has kept the series popular by evolving the life of his character, as well as the supporting cast, and giving readers far than their money s worth by featuring two or plotlines that either run separately or intersect Patterson changes things yet again with TARGET ALEX CROSS, which features a plot that i The Alex Cross series seemingly has been around forever Cross is certainly James Patterson s best known creation which is saying something, given his prodigious creative output He has kept the series popular by evolving the life of his character, as well as the supporting cast, and giving readers far than their money s worth by featuring two or plotlines that either run separately or intersect Patterson changes things yet again with TARGET ALEX CROSS, which features a plot that is strong enough and important enough to take over most of the book from beginning to end.This is arguably Patterson s most ambitious work, a surprise at this late date It begins fittingly enough with a funeral for the much beloved President of the United States, who was struck down unexpectedly by an undiagnosed tumor The Republic endures, at least for a few days, before chaos strikes A series of assassinations takes place that runs so long and deep that a constitutional crisis occurs It is obvious that this is not a lone gunman scenario, as someone is playing mop up behind the shooters, and the different vignettes indicate that the assassinations are also murder for hire Who is behind everything, and why Cross, who is working with the FBI, asks a crucial question Who profits The answer unfolds throughout the book, as the body count rises and the assassins engage in some breathtaking subterfuge to make their respective escapes.Meanwhile, Cross wife, Bree Stone, is at a career crossroads She is now the chief of the Washington, D.C detectives when the first assassin strikes in the heart of the city she has sworn to protect She is given an ultimatum that amounts to go big or go home solve the case, or lose her recent and hard won promotion.The pressure is huge for both members of the Cross household, which maintains a steady course with Nana Mama at the helm A potential for a new addition to the Cross family not to mention an entirely new Patterson series is introduced as well Cross also acquires an interesting new client in his private practice, an occurrence that indirectly provides an unresolved secondary plot thread that apparently will be followed into the next book However, the focus here is primarily on the assassinations and the resulting chaos it creates.TARGET ALEX CROSS features what is arguably the most complex plot in the series to date It is loaded with suspense even by Patterson s high and well established standards and contains at its core a compelling and puzzling mystery that will keep most readers guessing until the story s conclusion, which is a bit Agatha Christie but ultimately all Patterson Those who have strayed from the series recently for whatever reason, thriller fans who have never read an Alex Cross novel, and readers who have been on the train from the beginning of the series will find much to love here.Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Darren rated it it was amazing I borrowed this book from my local library I enjoyed reading it It had a good story to it I always like the books with the Alex Cross Character in it I look forward to the next book in this series flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 17, 2018 Jewels rated it it was amazing Another enjoyable page turner from James Patterson.As usual, I will give away no finer details about the plot in my review there are plenty of others out there who already do that.It was good to revisit Alex Cross and his family This time Alex and his wife Bree are battling to unravel an assassination plot As usual with Patterson books, there is than one thread to the tale, in this case there is than one plot and than one plotter Looking forward to the next book in the A Another enjoyable page turner from James Patterson.As usual, I will give away no finer details about the plot in my review there are plenty of others out there who already do that.It was good to revisit Alex Cross and his family This time Alex and his wife Bree are battling to unravel an assassination plot As usual with Patterson books, there is than one thread to the tale, in this case there is than one plot and than one plotter Looking forward to the next book in the Alex Cross series to resolve some things furtherMy thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an ARC in return for my honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Shalini rated it it was amazing review of another edition A brilliant book by a brilliant storyteller Alex Cross series by James Patterson has been my go to book every time I need a pep up I have been reading this series since the start, and it s only been a couple of years when life overwhelmed me.The story starts with the funeral of the Senator where both Alex Cross and his wife Bree Stone are called by their respective bosses to investigate In this book too, Alex Cross is placed right in the middle of a difficult case with assassins targeting gov A brilliant book by a brilliant storyteller Alex Cross series by James Patterson has been my go to book every time I need a pep up I have been reading this series since the start, and it s only been a couple of years when life overwhelmed me.The story starts with the funeral of the Senator where both Alex Cross and his wife Bree Stone are called by their respective bosses to investigate In this book too, Alex Cross is placed right in the middle of a difficult case with assassins targeting government officials.I love the way James Patterson has plotted his delightful main character into conspiracies which has far reaching effects with other countries trying to take advantage of The entire plot has twists than believable, but James Patterson makes them all so adventurous Tension across the scenes with well written short chapters make this book a fast read The only niggle I would say is that the book needs concentration as there are multiple POVs initially which feels a little confusing I had to pay attention to them, but the threads are well tied up at the endOverall, in this 26th novel, Alex Cross and his creator James Patterson give us a rocking action filled thriller as vivid as a 3D movie flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Carol rated it it was amazing I very much enjoyed the read of Target I thought it was well written, kept amazing suspense and was really pleased that Patterson won an award in the top 100 books for the Alex Cross Series I m guessing this is the book he worked on with Bill Clinton Assassins are running amok all over DC and the whole United States in this Alex Cross story Patterson intrigues his readers by revealing the details of the assassins preparations, disguises, aliases, and elaborate rehearsals, but he doesn t let I very much enjoyed the read of Target I thought it was well written, kept amazing suspense and was really pleased that Patterson won an award in the top 100 books for the Alex Cross Series I m guessing this is the book he worked on with Bill Clinton Assassins are running amok all over DC and the whole United States in this Alex Cross story Patterson intrigues his readers by revealing the details of the assassins preparations, disguises, aliases, and elaborate rehearsals, but he doesn t let us know who the targets are or if the planned crimes are connected until late in the novel, just in time to knock your socks off After some seemingly random events, Alex Cross begins to experience ominous premonitions, and his gut is right on target Patterson s stories are anything but stale, as he takes Alex through the new world of cyber hacking and cryptocurrency necessary to crack the case And for those of us who love the Cross family, they are all there at the table for comic relief and anchoring Alex to a greater purpose between car chases and dodging bullets Thanks, Mr Patterson, for another thrilling ride flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Peace Owen rated it liked it It s been awhile since I read any James Patterson or Thrilker Crime Action Actually the last good one I read was Vince Flynn s Mitch Rapp series This is probably not Patterson s best work, but it s real good Character flow from previous books written so well that the book stands independently even as a part of the series Dialogue and progression are on point, it s Patterson, duh The plot however feels a lot over the top I get the tragic incident in the book can happen, but it s actually so It s been awhile since I read any James Patterson or Thrilker Crime Action Actually the last good one I read was Vince Flynn s Mitch Rapp series This is probably not Patterson s best work, but it s real good Character flow from previous books written so well that the book stands independently even as a part of the series Dialogue and progression are on point, it s Patterson, duh The plot however feels a lot over the top I get the tragic incident in the book can happen, but it s actually so unimaginable that the story loses its believability right after The conclusion also doesn t match the scale of the tragedy and sort of feels anticlimactic and abrupt, this was Vince Flynn s greatest strength, damn, I miss him Anyway money made, Mr Patterson, on to the next one flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent 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        Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books wo Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated 7.25 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and 2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees.Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated than one million books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas.In May 2015, Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives.Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors.Patterson s awards for adult and children s literature include the Edgar Award, the International


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    1. 4.5 Stars My goodness, what an intense, action packed read this was, and although it s the 26th in the series, it reads perfectly well as a stand alone.After the assassination of a Senator, Alex Cross and his wife Bree have an enormous task on their hands, as it appears that their is than one assassin on the loose and their targets are mainly prominent members of government, with the exception of Alex himself he ll find himself inadvertently on the list James Patterson is such a gif 4.5 Stars M [...]


    2. In the craziness that is James Patterson s massive collection of collaborative efforts, it is hard to find something that truly has the Patterson flavour any longer While he has shuffled many of his series and one off novels to others, the Alex Cross novels remain solely his, allowing fans to see where he has taken his longest serving protagonist over two decades In this novel, Alex Cross and the rest of the country are stunned by the death of the President of the United States, an event tha In [...]


    3. It has been a long time since I have read a James Patterson thriller, although I have read a couple in the Alex Cross series This may be the 26th in the series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone It opens with Cross and his family s presence at the funeral of 47 year old President Catherine Grant, a woman of stature who managed to overcome many of the divisions in the US Her death was unexpected, triggering an atmosphere of gloom and sorrow in Cross and the nation The new US preside It [...]


    4. It s the formula of interfering family home members that interrupts the story action I have issue with Nonetheless, outside that there is a decent story here appropriately applied in rating 7 of 10 stars


    5. Oh, James, you forced me to turn away visitors so I could read, read, readAs Miss Moneypenny would say Oh, James And that is exactly what I said upon finishing the book oh, James, how have I lived thirty years as a man of the world and not read you, not devoured your books or found you sooner The choice which led me to reading this book and my first ever review called for my wallet from a stand in Waterstones The President is Missing, co authored with Bill Clinton, or Target Oh, [...]


    6. I feel fortunate that Mr Patterson uses his devious mind to develop fictional diabolic disasters Otherwise there d be trouble.


    7. Target Alex Cross, the twenty six novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross, is as captivating and nail biting an affair as many of Mr Patterson s previous novels He is my go to author if I m looking for a light and easy, none taxing read, but of course, many of them, including this one require a healthy suspension of disbelief which I don t mind as long as I have an idea that it ll be that way It isn t necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one as the author very k T [...]


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