Book Review – “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Alex Cross Series #18)

  Title:  Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #18)

Author:  James Patterson

Synopsis (from The only way Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school – an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close. To stop Alex Cross A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge. Is to kill him With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper – and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes. A full-throttle thriller with unstoppable action, unrestrained emotion, and relentless suspense, Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel James Patterson has ever written.


My thoughts:  I LOVED this book!  Alex Cross is back in his 18th book in this series and in all honesty I just can’t get enough of this series.  I read this book in a day and can almost guarnantee that all my James Patterson books will be read in a couple sittings – they are that good.

In this latest installment of the Alex Cross series, Alex is on the case of the President of the United States two missing children.  Are they still alive or has it been simply too long?  Meanwhile, someone has poisoned the District’s water supply and there seems to be a terrorist cell on the move in Washington.    I thought the book was fast-pased and exciting, although I do wish that a couple of the story lines would have fit together and played off of one another rather than standing on their own.  I have read quite a few reviews about the Alex Cross series and I see many feel they are getting repetitive and boring.  I think the series is just as exciting as ever and I will definitely be back for more!

If you haven’t embarked on the Alex Cross series – DO IT!  You won’t regret it.

This book definitely qualifies as an excellent plane read – fast and exciting!

Happy reading,

And remember,

Books Are Life,


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