Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sunday Synopsis

The People vs. Alex Cross (Alex Cross #25)The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I first started reading this book, things didn't feel quite right. New co-author, maybe?  But that feeling quickly went away, and it was pure James Patterson. The last time we saw Alex Cross, he was surrounded by multiple Gary Sonejis, three to be exact, and he shot them. Two died. The third was left paralyzed and wheelchair bound.

Now Cross is on trial for the crime. Evidence suggests he is a bad cop with a vendetta against anyone having to do with Gary Soneji, so much so that he would gun down three Soneji followers in cold blood.  This trial will determine his fate for the foreseeable future.

But that's not all. While Cross is suspended pending his trial, he decides to go into his previous career again as a psychologist/counselor.  He has some interesting new clients. Best friend Sampson is assigned a new partner that he just can't deal with, so he pulls Cross in on his investigation, hoping Bree doesn't find out. Someone is out there killing blondes for sport and broadcasting it on the dark Web.  One of the abductions hits very close to home, and Alex can't ignore the fact that he could save someone.

Meanwhile, the new evidence against him is pretty conclusive. Did Cross really kill unarmed people in a fit of rage? The jury will decide. Overall, this was a pretty thrilling ride.

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