Book Review – “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson

alexcrossrun  Title:  Run Cross, Run

Author:  James Patterson

Series:  Alex Cross #20

Publisher:  Little, Brown & Co.

Synopsis (from

Kill Alex Cross was “Patterson at the top of his game” (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.


Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared “industry parties,” bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem’s lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.


But Alex doesn’t have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy.


Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn’t noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they’ll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson’s most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.

My thoughts:  I love James Patterson’s Alex Cross series and this was another excellent installment in the series.  A number of fast-paced plots playing off one another throughout the entire book.  Not to mention the fact that as Alex Cross attempts to solve these cases, there just may be someone tracking him!  As with the other books in this series, I was able to fly through this great book in less than a day of reading – who doesn’t love this!

I thought this was a fast-paced, exciting quick read!

If you haven’t ever read the Alex Cross series, do yourself a favor and pick them up!  You will not regret it.

And remember,

Books Are Life,


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