Cross Down: The Sunday Times bestselling thriller

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Cross Down: The Sunday Times bestselling thriller

Cross Down: The Sunday Times bestselling thriller

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The story focuses largely on John Sampson this time (with the regulars of the series appearing here and there). The brilliant crime-solving duo of Washington, DC’s, Metro PD and the FBI has a proven Detective Alex Cross makes his own rules. As the book goes along, John realizes that he can't trust anyone except for Alex and their FBI friend Ned Mahoney.

And while it’s obviously part of a bigger series, this one can stand alone as it’s own book (I’m an Alex Cross series newbie myself).While Cross fights for his life, Sampson must move forward without his partner’s great intelligence for profiling and hunting down serial killers. The second clue is that the book cover promotes this book as an “Alex Cross and John Sampson thriller”. Patterson and DuBois, for a decent addition to the series, which keeps getting new life breathed into it.

For me, Alex has remained a fierce, intellectual knight of moral character and the proper use of action. Patterson has long held onto this series as his own, working to prove to be that he still has what it takes to pen his own thrillers. D. has taken out one of the attackers and driven off and possibly wounding one or two of the others.

Alex ends up in ICU and fighting for his life, John does what Alex normally would have done and heads to save the day and find out what is happening. Short chapters, in Patterson’s traditional way, help push things along and keep the reader delving deeper into things as they occur.

Huge disappointment but it was inevitable that this great series would eventually go the way other Patterson series have gone…. This is a highly unusual Alex Cross book; makes me wonder if Alex Cross is on his way out and John Sampson is on his way in. I was very impressed by the way the characters came together and how much nonstop action there was in the story. Alex of course knows that they aren't random but the day he goes to share, he and John find themselves amid gunfire and Alex is shot - hence the title "Cross Down".No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The good news is that Sampson has a strong network of resources, including FBI Supervising special agent, Ned Mahoney, and Bree Stone, Alex’s wife and her employer, the Bluestone Group, an international security firm. However, along with my previous warning, there is also one important caveat, and that is, this is entertaining as long as you put aside any expectation of realism. If those two taglines aren’t enough, the inside flap synopsis should clear all doubt that this will be different with its first sentence – “For the first time, John Sampson is on his own.



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