Review: Cross Fire – James Patterson

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031603617X
ISBN-13: 978-0316036177
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Alex Cross – Detective in Washington DC.
Kyle Craig – Master Criminal, Prison Escapee.
Max Siegel – FBI Agent
Mitch – One half of sniper team.
Denny – One half of sniper team.


Kyle Craig Is Back. And just when Alex Cross thought his life was turning out better. On the eve of his wedding to Bree, Alex is pulled into sniper shootings around Washington D.C. He not only has to contend with the snipers, but it seems a numbers serial killer is loose in D. C. as well. On top of all this, Alex keeps getting calls and clues from Kyle Craig.


I always enjoy these Alex Cross novels. This one only took me about 8 hours to read from cover to cover. The good is that this novel kept me reading to see what was going to happen next. There are the run of the mill close calls for Alex. But if there was one drawback, it was that some ends were left seemingly loose. My only guess is that is to lead into the next Alex Cross story.

There was enough different in this that I would recommend it to fans of Mr. Patterson. I don’t know the history of Kyle Craig, so knowing that I might be tied more into the storyline of this. Why are the two snipers doing this? What is Kyle Craig wanting? And will Alex and Max Siegel learn to cooperate and work together? All these answers may or may not come to you. You’ll have to read the book to find out.

There is some strong language, and situations, so it’s not for all ages. But it is good thriller for a weekend reading experience. Pick it up and check for yourself.

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*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Brad at Hachette Book Group for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review.

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4 Responses to “Review: Cross Fire – James Patterson”

  1. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries Says:

    The Alex Cross books are what got me hooked on James Patterson initially. I love that they are quick and action-packed! Thanks for the review!

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  3. Marjorie Says:

    A really great review and a book on my wish list.

  4. Tina Hill Says:

    I so so so love all of the Alex Cross novels. I cannot wait to read it!