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Review: James Patterson - Cross The Line
3.5Overall Score

James delivers another fantastic Alex Cross crime novel.

Plot: Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread – the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he’s sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.

Remarks: I am such a big fan of the Alex Cross franchise and ‘Cross The Line’ is another fantastic story from James Patterson. The story this time around is truly captivating and, for the 24th book in the franchise, it’s an impressive feat. Sure, the stories seem to be following a similar recipe time and time again but the writing and plot twists keep the reader interested. James made sure every aspect of the book was perfect from the setting down to each character he introduced. The character development is always something great to see in a James Patterson book and we learn even more about Alex and his life. While this book isn’t for everyone, die-hard fans of the franchise will be very happy with this release.

Rating: 3.5/5

Published By: Penguin Random House

Cross The Line is out now at all good book stores.

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