Impotent rage engulfs Alex Cross as he tours the ravaged home of Ellie Cox and sees, with escalating horror, what was done to his college sweetheart and her family. Not only is it the bloodiest murder scene Alex has ever viewed, the carnage leaves no doubt that a terrifying new breed of killer has debuted with a level of depravity that rivals none.
Fortunately, the one lead Alex has is a big one: It seems Ellie was working on a book about brutal massacres taking place in Central Africa. She believed they are being carried out by youth gangs for hire, most of them brainwashed and then trained to kill by an infamous mercenary known as “the Tiger.” Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, are none too suprised to learn of the presence of the murderous warlord in D.C. when they slip into Washington's Nigerian underworld; clearly, he came for vengeance. Just as Alex closes in, the chameleon-like Tiger disappears—back to his home turf in Africa, leaving Alex no choice but to follow. Alone.
If you've ever wondered why TIME has called James Patterson “the man who can't miss,” just pick up Cross Country. From page one, it's a heart-stopping trip you won't soon forget.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group Usa ( November 17, 2008 )
Item #: 12-482832
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.8inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
While it is very scary to know that this is going on in our world today, the story was great! I didn't think it was too violent. That is was it is happening. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!
This book keeps you on the edge of your seat.It's a very good read, got me turning the pages from start to finish.
Reviewer: Pauline J
I have always loved the Alex Cross series! This one takes the cake, so far! Unfortunately, this is actually happening in other parts of the world. I don't feel that there is too much violence in the book at all. I have have read worse! Keep up the good work, JP!!
Reviewer: Jeff R
What a crappy story.....make no sense at all. Just lame!
I really enjoy 'most' of Patterson's books, BUT NOT THIS ONE! This was the first book I couldn't finish...made no sense and too much violence! Hoping that 'new' readers don't judge the Alex Cross character by this book, as Patterson can write a good book.