Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Synopsis

Here I am with another review.

Cross the Line (Alex Cross, #24)Cross the Line by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been enjoying Alex Cross books since 1993. This one is #24. There is a bookshots book (also published in 2016), but I read it out of order, so I've read all 25 Cross books. Another one is due out soon, and I'm just as anxious to read it as I have been to read all of the previous ones.

I will admit that some are better than others, but this is due to James Patterson taking on co-authors. Some are just better than others. This one is credited only to Patterson.

This book has Cross investigating the death of the chief of detectives who was also his friend and Bree's mentor. Meanwhile, a crime wave is sweeping the city. A group of vigilantes is wreaking havoc on "bad guys," people who smuggle humans or make drugs. A sick, individual, sharpshooter on a motorcycle is killing drivers who are using their smart phones while driving. Amidst this chaos, Bree is appointed chief of detectives, when Alex declines the position. Nana Mama and all the kids also have story-lines woven into the novel.
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Patterson does an excellent job connecting all the dots and wrapping things up into a package that makes sense. There is lots of action, detail, and suspense. I was not disappointed!
(P. S. Click the words "image credit" above to go to a video interview with James Patterson.)

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