African American detectives

I, Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: African American detectives

Page: 391

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Alex Cross's niece is found brutally murdered and on investigation he discovers she was mixed up with some very dangerous people. Alex and his girlfriend Brianna Stone find leads to Washington's most infamous club where every fantasy is possible and the patrons, the elite of Washington, will do anything to keep their secrets buried.
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The Alex Cross Collection: I, Alex Cross / Cross Fire

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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I, Alex Cross Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the devastating news that his niece, Caroline, has been found brutally murdered. Cross vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that Caroline was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim. The search leads Cross to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex is soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain - they will do anything to keep their secrets safe. Cross Fire Detective Alex Cross is planning his wedding to the woman he loves, Brianna Stone. But this blissful existence begins to unravel when Cross is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington DC's most corrupt and publically hated political figures. As more crooked politicians are picked off with similar long-range shots, public opinion is divided - is the marksman a vigilante or a hero? Media coverage of the case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Cross and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, Alex receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in DC and will not stop until he has eliminated Cross, and his family, for good.
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Target: Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 449

From the author of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The President is Missing. TARGET: HEAD OF STATE Alex Cross and his family join men and women from across the nation lining the streets of Washington, DC to mourn the unexpected death of the President. TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINET With the country still in shock, the assassination of a prominent Senator strikes another devastating blow to the heart of the nation's capital. As Chief of Detectives, Alex's wife Bree Stone faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose her job. TARGET: ALEX CROSS The new President calls on Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America's most wanted criminal. But what follows will plunge the country into chaos, and draw Cross into the most important case of his life. ______________________________ THE BEST ALEX CROSS YET? Here's what the fans say: 'It's been a while since I last read a James Patterson Alex Cross novel and I had forgotten what a good series this is. A fabulous read' 'Another winner for Alex Cross and the great J. P.!' 'Once again, the author produces a very readable book. It is fast moving and the plot develops at a real pace. I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend it to all.' 'Target: Alex Cross is from page 1 till the last one a warm bed for every thriller lover. Snuggling down, on a rainy day, and this book in your hands, you'll forget the rest of the world.' 'Multiple story lines woven into one keeps you interested and will make you hate yourself for finishing this book in one go. Where's number 27??? I want it now.' 'I've been following Alex Cross since Along Came A Spider and I'm not ready for his story to end yet! This was a fast, fun ride and it did not disappoint.'
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Cross Justice

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 542

Detective Alex Cross is going home – to solve his most personal case yet. When his cousin stands accused of a terrible murder, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in thirty years. As he strives to prove his cousin’s innocence amid small-town corruption and prejudice, Cross unearths a family secret that makes him question everything he thought he knew. Chasing the ghosts of the past, Cross is pulled into a case baffling local police: a grisly string of murders, all of socialites. Hot on the trail of a brutal killer as well as his own past, Cross knows the answers he finds might be fatal...
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Kill Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 167

The President’s children have been kidnapped. Detective Alex Cross is on the case. First on the scene to a crime that rocks the world, Alex Cross grapples with an impossible crime – and with political pressure, finding himself shunted to the sidelines. But a terrible week gets worse as a deadly contaminant in the Washington D.C. water supply cripples the capital, and Cross, under extraordinary stress, realises that the cases are connected. America is under attack. Tasked by the desperate First Lady with finding her children, Cross is racing against the clock – and to have any chance of saving them, he must make a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in...
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Cross the Line

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 917

What’s more dangerous than a killer? For Detective Alex Cross, it’s a killer who thinks he’s the good guy... Shots ring out in suburban Washington D.C. in the early hours. When the smoke clears, a senior police official lies dead, leaving his force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps up and takes command of the investigation – just as a brutal crime wave sweeps the region. There’s just one thing in common in these deadly scenes: the victims are criminals. As Cross pursues a murderer who’s appointed himself judge, jury and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands – because although this killer has a conscience, the city Cross has sworn to protect is rapidly descending into chaos...
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Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 147

ALSO PUBLISHED AS CROSS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING TYLER PERRY Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge-raising his children without their mother. Years later Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love. Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced...and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.
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Along Came a Spider

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 260

_________________________________ 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series _________________________________ The legendary thriller that launched the international Alex Cross phenomenon Two children have been kidnapped from an elite Washington D.C. private school. Detective Alex Cross must find them. The kidnapper's identity is quickly determined: Gary Soneji, a maths teacher at the school. But identifying him and capturing him are two very different things, and as Cross's pursuit of the sinister kidnapper escalates, it becomes increasingly clear that Soneji is no get-rich-quick opportunist. He's something far more dangerous, and the missing children are pawns in Soneji's deadly game. Cross soon realises that the crime goes far deeper than just two children – and begins to uncover connections to the most notorious unsolved kidnapping in history... Adapted as a major Hollywood movie starring Morgan Freeman
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Criss Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 846

__________________________________ 'Sensationally plotted, it leaps off the page and grabs you by the throat' DAILY MAIL 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series __________________________________ Could a ghost from his past take everything away from Alex Cross? Mere hours after witnessing the execution of a killer he helped put behind bars, Alex Cross is called to the scene of a copycat murder. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse: 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? As the executed convict's family launch a vicious campaign against Cross, his abilities as a detective are called into question. The enigmatic 'M' lures Cross out of Washington, DC to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details that conjure up decades-old cases and Cross family secrets. Details that make it clear M is after a prize so dear that – were the killer to attain it – Cross's life would be destroyed. __________________________________ 'Alex Cross is a legend.' HARLAN COBEN Readers say it's one of the best Alex Cross books yet: ‘I have to say that this is one of my favourite Alex Cross books in a long time!’ ‘I read this book in one sitting and highly recommend it. I've read every single Alex Cross book and this one didn't disappoint. It has a great mix of new cases linked to old cases for Cross.’ ‘Romped through the latest Alex Cross book! Great read that I just couldn’t put down.’ ‘An intriguing storyline involving the Cross family and enemies from his past. A must read for Patterson fans.’ ‘As always with James Patterson, he had me from the first page, and kept the pace up to the last.’ ‘Roll on the next instalment.’ ‘I absolutely loved this book and once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down. It’s a fast-paced read, no time to take a break or breathe out as the situations and mysteries are on a roll and unstoppable.’ ‘A great addition to the Cross series by the most known author in the world for mystery thrillers’ ‘James Patterson is back at the top of his game with this one.’ ‘I'm a massive fan of the Alex Cross series so I jumped at the chance to review the latest installment, and I'm so pleased it didn't disappoint. It's action-packed right from the start and had me gripped straight away. ‘ ‘This book is fast paced with lots of twists and turns. My first James Patterson but not my last, really enjoyed and so will you.’ ‘I have long been a fan of the author and his long running Alex Cross series and this book does not disappoint .’ ‘I think this one constitutes a must read for fans of Patterson and Dr Cross.’
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The People vs. Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 639

___________________________________ 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series Detective Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law. Until now. An old nemesis of his, Gary Soneji, has been dead for years, but now he's the focus of a strange criminal cult. A violent encounter with them results in Cross copping murder charges – and becoming the poster child for trigger-happy cops. He knows it was self-defence. Will the jury agree? Suspended from the police and fighting for his freedom, even Cross’s own family begin to doubt his innocence as shocking evidence against him emerges. With everything on the line, Cross must go it alone. He’s the only one who knows that there’s a real murderer watching from the shadows, one Cross must stop – even if it means he can’t save himself...
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Alex Cross, Run

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 879

Detective Alex Cross has three killers to hunt – and one to escape. Washington D.C. is on edge. Three killers are on the rampage, and the body count is rising. Pulled three ways by the different investigations, Alex Cross is under more pressure than ever before – and a crisis at home that threatens to tear his family apart pushes him close to the edge. So close that he doesn’t realise he’s being watched...
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Cross My Heart

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 335

Detective Alex Cross’s world is crashing down around him. Hunted like prey, his predator is preparing for the kill. Alex Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now, he finds himself unable to protect even those closest to him. He’s never faced an enemy like this before. One by one, everyone he loves is being taken from him. If he can’t find out how, he’ll soon have no-one – and nothing – left...
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Kiss the Girls

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 370

_____________________________ The second novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series Detective Alex Cross is caught between two murderous masterminds – and so is his family... When his niece Naomi goes missing, Alex Cross follows the trail – and discovers links to a string of recent abductions and murders, with one horrifying complication. There are two killers at work on opposite sides of the country, collaborating and competing to commit the worst crimes the country has ever seen. With his family at risk, Cross knows that his investigation is putting him directly in the line of fire... Adapted as a major Hollywood movie starring Morgan Freeman
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Action – An Exclusive Alex Cross Short Story

Author: Brent Gargan

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

View: 803

A 911 call late one evening, a distraught husband, two experienced police officers and a wife and child kidnapped. Alex Cross must race against the clock to track down the missing family, and draw on all of his skills to solve the crime before the inevitable happens. This is an exclusive short story co-written by James Patterson and Brent Gargan for the 2014 James Patterson Heroes + Villains Writing Challenge.
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Alex Cross's Trial

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 473

Detective Alex Cross delves deep into the past – to the case that haunts his family history... In his own inimitable voice, Cross tells the story of Ben Corbett, lawyer to the poor and downtrodden in 1900s Washington D.C. – a disappointment to a family who wanted him to serve the powerful. Out of the blue, President Theodore Roosevelt invites Ben to the White House, charging him with investigating a resurgent Ku Klux Klan in Ben’s own home town. The man who’ll help him? Abraham Cross, great-uncle of Alex Cross. But as Ben and Cross delve into the hate lurking in this sleepy Southern town, fighting to help its tormented black community, these unlikely partners know that they’re risking more than their careers. This town will stop at nothing to avoid progress – even murder...
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Cross Kill

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: BookShots

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 986

Alex Cross, I'm coming for you--even from the grave if I have to. Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you for the wicked truth. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Deadly Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Century

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 400

View: 461

A scandalous double homicide in the nation's capital opens the psychological case files on . . . Detective Alex Cross. Until Kay Willingham's stocking murder inside a luxury limousine, the Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the sitting vice-president led a public life. But few -- including her onetime psychologist -- had any inkling of Kay's troubled past in the Deep South. Murdered alongside her is Randall Christopher, a respected educator with political ambitions that may have endangered both their lives. While John Sampson of DC Metro Police tracks Randall's final movements, Alex and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. They discover that although Kay had many enemies, none of them had a full motive -- all of them needed her alive. Alex is left without a viable suspect, and facing a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way -- as a detective, and the protector of his family.
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Cross Fire

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 172

A sniper has Washington’s corrupt elite in their sights. Detective Alex Cross could be next. Alex Cross is planning his wedding to Brianna Stone when the killings begin. Two of the capital’s most hated, corrupt politicians, slain by a sniper’s bullets – and there are more to come. Public opinion is divided: is the marksman a murderer or a hero? As the media frenzy intensifies, Cross battles over jurisdiction with an FBI rival – and soon receives a call from the Mastermind, his deadliest adversary. Cross’s worst fears are coming true: the Mastermind is in D.C., and this time he won’t stop until Cross and his family are dead...
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Cross Country

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 899

A killer’s trail leads Detective Alex Cross to Africa – and a whole new world of danger. Called in to investigate a massacre, Alex Cross is shocked to discover an old friend among the victims. Furious and devastated, he sets out to get justice. The lethal Washington D.C. underworld leads him to the Niger Delta, where the heroin and slave trades are rife, and to the terrifying, psychopathic perpetrator of the massacre: the Tiger. But nothing is what it seems, and as Cross travels deeper into this dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy, his own survival is on the line...
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Cross (Also Published as Alex Cross)

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 411

Alex Cross faces the most cunning, psychotic killer of his career in the blockbuster James Patterson novel that inspired a major motion picture. Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, D. C. Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge: raising his children without their mother. Years later, Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love. Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced. . . and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.