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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson
  

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Part of the Alex Cross Series
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Two stories linked by Christmas and Cross. The first sees Cross convincing a crazy ex-attorney out of killing his family and a neighbour’s wife on Christmas Eve. Home for a few precious moments with his family, then Cross is off again. This time to avert a tragedy of what could be mammoth proportions if religious fanatics succeed in their plan. The method used to stop them goes a little against Cross’s ethics but the job must be done. This is tense, action-packed stuff. Not one of his best but certainly worth a read. The Alex Cross series is the one Patterson writes himself.

If you like James Patterson you might also like to read books by Jeffery Deaver, Andrew Gross and Michael Connelly.

Synopsis

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

It's Christmas Eve in Washington DC, Detective Alex Cross is at home with his family decorating the tree and enjoying a Cross family tradition, a big bowl of egg nog, when he receives a phone call that causes the festivities to be put on hold. Across town in a mansion house, Henry Fowler, a hard-nosed corporate lawyer turned small-time drug hustler, is holding his children, his ex-wife, her new husband and a neighbour at gun point. High on crystal meth and heavily armed, Fowler is refusing to speak with the negotiator. As an expert in hostage situations, Alex has been called in to try and save a potential massacre. But with Fowler crazed and irrational, will Alex be able to save the lives of these hostages, as well as coming out alive himself? At the same time, international terrorist Hala al Dossari has been planning a devastating attack to strike at the heart of the Western world on the most important day of the year - Christmas Day.


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Fast-paced and tightly plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload - Sunday Mirror


About the Author

James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here.

Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. In 2014 he donated £250,000 to help independent bookshops with a children’s section in the UK. Rafe from the Middle School series also features on the first ever children’s ‘Books are my Bag’ rucksack.

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Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

James Patterson

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780099576440

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