Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Double Cross by James Patterson

From the man the Sunday Telegraph called the 'master of the suspense genre' comes the next high-velocity thriller in the Alex Cross series - James Patterson and Alex Cross fans cannot wait to read DOUBLE CROSS. Alex Cross rejoins the DC police force to confront two of the most diabolical killers he's ever encountered. Just when Alex's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt -- he even sets up his own website and live video feed to trumpet his madness.

Now this book I raced thru, maybe because the last one had dragged so. Or maybe because I had so much free time this long weekend. I'm sure it was both of these, along with the fact that I was quite eager to be reading some crime fiction after the last two non-fiction books I've read.

It's a pretty easy reading novel and not that in depth plot-wise (although it's clearly trying to be ... but I find that a lot with James Patterson's books, maybe it's just me?). Read it, or don't read it. Either way, it's probably not going to make it onto your Top 10 Reads list but it's still a fun piece of distraction at the end of the day :)

5 comments:

angel said...

i do like a good review!

phillygirl said...

Glad you enjoy them ... hope it gives you some ideas on what to read next too tho :)

sweets said...

i like james patterson... he's one of my favourites ;)

Lopz said...

I'm the same with JP - I always read his books but I am always left feeling slightly empty. It's like I WANT to believe his reputation as one of America's best crime writers, but I don't actually, and everytime I read a new book I'm hoping this will be the one to change my mind. It just never is!!!

phillygirl said...

@sweets - well then, I hope you enjoy Double Cross :) Oh, and I see he often co-writes books. Do you think him writing on his own is better or is there not much difference?

@lopz - Oh that's exactly how I feel when reading another James Patterson book ... although he's not a staple author of mine, I'm more a follower of the forensic science crime genre. I need clever twists and somehow (shame, I get the feeling he does try hard!) it always falls short ...

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