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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 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 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 likeneeded to be touched on about his client who ends up leaving us with a shocker at the end I hope we hereon 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. 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 isthan 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 isthan 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 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 somegrit, something deeper andintense 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 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

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