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Alex Cross, Run [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,154 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.


Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.


But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy.


Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn't noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.

Editorial Reviews


"Alex Cross remains James Patterson's signature character, a man who virtually owns the phrase 'high octane' and this outing is no exception." -- Michael Conaghan Belfast Telegraph



"The Cross family will never be the same! Cross Fire will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense." (Beyond the Bookshelf )

"In true Patterson fashion, the story includes every element a good cop tale needs: shootouts, car chases, mysterious characters, and bad guys galore." (John M. Wills, author, former Chicago Police Officer, and retired FBI Agent )

"Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem--Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!" (Bibliophilic Book Blog )

Product Details

  • File Size: 1446 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0099580667
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (February 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076DCP16
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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173 of 188 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars " Leaves You Breathless....... " February 18, 2013
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The only book series I have ever followed continually has been author, James Patterson's, "Alex Cross" novels. From the moment I picked up my 1995 paperback, "Kiss the Girls", Alex Cross has been my all time favorite hero. I have read every single "Alex Cross", novel, that I have actually grown up with his family and feel like part of them. I am glad Nana Mama, is still around, watched him lose the love of his life, seen Janelle and Damon, grow up to be excellent teens, watched little Alex, be dropped off, then ripped away by his mother again from their lives, absolutely love his new wife Bree, and their new additon to the family, Ava...........

What draws me constantly back, is that Alex Cross, homicide detective, ex FBI Profiler, and highly trained psychologist, through out all of his novels, the author portrays his character as a grounded, humble everyday family man, that lives a normal life as possible. He thinks calmly before he reacts, has respect for the dead, and always gets the killers............. But this time he is up against two very, evil, psychotic, killers that will give him no time to breathe.............

Meet Elijah Creem, highly sought out, plastic surgeon, who has a sick, perverted taste for young girls. Once arrested, his life the way he has known it will never be the same and he is out for revenge. Now he has recruited a demented partner, Joshua, that joins him to play out his sick, deadly, killing game......

Dead bodies start dropping all over Washington. For the very first time in his career, Alex won't be able to think, as he races from one murder site to another. Will Alex and partner Sampson be able to solve the puzzle and catch these serial killers in time......

On top of everything else, someone is watching.
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54 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another alex cross hit February 21, 2013
By Den
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This is another alex cross hit. if you enjoyed the previous alex cross books, you are sure to enjoy this one also.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it...just what I expected August 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Great read like always...the only thing I would have changed is the backstory and ending of Guidice and Ava. Looking forward to the next one
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read! August 10, 2013
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I am a great fan of Patterson's books This did not disappoint! I love the Alex Cross fast pace character!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome August 9, 2013
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Another great cross book!! James Pattersonn never disappoints. All of his books are awesome , once you start you can't stop reading until you finish.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Alex Cross August 9, 2013
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Yet another Alex Cross novel that doesn't disappoint. My heart raced and ached. I feel like a member of Alex's family throughout each novel
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Action August 4, 2013
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What can you say? Another excellent Alex Cross Book! I hope they keep coming! I enjoy how Cross has grown and that this character is quite "human"!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed!!! March 14, 2013
By Sonata
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I am a big mystery fan and have enjoyed this author but not now. I felt that most of the action was gratuitous and did not enhance this story at all but rather hit you in the face. Very, very weak story which the author tried to cover with splashy sex and violence scenes that just did not work.
If it wasn't on my kindle I would have thrown it away. Now, I would like to get it off my kindle.
Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to review this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Terrific Alex Cross.... James Patterson does it again! Two twisting story plots overlap and intertwine even though the cases are entirely separate.
Published 35 minutes ago by dodi coreson
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Alex Cross Book!
This book, like all Alex Cross books, holds your interest all the way through. There's plenty going on and the reader can't wait to find out what happens!
Published 4 hours ago by Debbie Saliba
4.0 out of 5 stars diamond
A good and intriguing story. Cross is a proven character with his own dark issues. James Patterson is a very capable writer.
Published 10 hours ago by Diamond
3.0 out of 5 stars True Alex Cross Fan?
A so -so Alex Cross novel. If you are a true Alex Cross fan- there is enough in the beginning and middle to keep you satisfied. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok... me not one of his best. I just didn't find myself not wanting to put it down. Always a decent read, but not one of his best.
Published 1 day ago by Bruce Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Still reading
Not finished reading this one but close. How can you go wrong with a good James Patterson Alex Cross book. One of my all time favorite authors.
Published 2 days ago by Sylvia Koski
3.0 out of 5 stars Pales by comparison
Having read all the Alex Cross novels, this one is definitely not up to par. The usually sharp Alex Cross seemed confused and at a loss in this book. Read more
Published 2 days ago by zfig
5.0 out of 5 stars Patterson Did It Again
Another great Patterson book. At points in the story you wanted to jump inside the story and take out the bad guy yourself.
Published 3 days ago by Robert Contois
5.0 out of 5 stars James Patterson
Another captivating and excellent James Patterson thriller with Alex Cross. The thriller got your attention from the word go! I Love reading James Patterson books with Alex Cross. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Dr. Hennie van Rensburg
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth a Read
I did not find storyline very interesting. Characters are very dark and ugly. Psychology of characters not explained even though Cross is a psychologist. Read more
Published 5 days ago by F. D. Rasmussen
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More About the Author

It is no surprise that in January, 2010, The New York Times Magazine featured James Patterson on its cover and hailed him as having "transformed book publishing," and that Time magazine hailed him as "The Man Who Can't Miss." Recently, NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams profiled Patterson's prolific career, AARP named him one of the "50 Most Influential People Who Make Our Days a Little Brighter," and Variety featured him in a cover story highlighting his adventures in Hollywood.

In 2013, it was estimated that one-in-five of all hardcover suspense/thriller novels sold was written by James Patterson, his books have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, and he holds the Guinness record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of any author. And his success isn't based solely on thrillers like the perennially popular Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett series. Patterson is now also the current bestselling author in the young adult and middle grade categories.

He's been called the busiest man in publishing, and that's not just because of his own books. For the past decade, James has been devoting more and more of his time to championing books and reading. From the James Patterson Pageturner Awards, to his website, to his College Book Bucks scholarships and his regular donations of hundreds of thousands of books to schools here in the states and troops overseas (see interviews on Fox & Friends, The Dennis Miller Radio Show and, Patterson has passed on his passion of books and reading and supported those who do the same. Jim personally funded a major ad campaign re-printing a recent opinion piece on about how it is our responsibility to get our kids reading. The ad has run in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and USA Today. Those ads are a call to action to parents to make their kids reading a top priority; and were featured by USA Today here. Patterson believes that we cannot rely on schools, teachers or the government to get our kids reading; only parents can make this crucial change in the reading habits of our kids. Here are links to some interviews on his first-ever dual lay down (two books, one for parents and one for kids, in one day): AOL's You've Got, NBC's "Today Show" with Hoda and Kathie Lee, USA Today and Family Circle, NBC's "Today Show" with Al Roker, as well as an interview with AARP.

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