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Nice Return to form after the disappointing "Bridges",
This review is from: Mary, Mary (Hardcover)This one was a breeze after the struggle that was "London Bridges." I'm a big fan of most of what Patterson does, but after London Bridges I was skeptical. Fortunately, not only is Mary Mary a great return to form, it's actually one of Patterson's bests!
A brilliant story, a deviant villain, and typical Alex Cross excellence abound.
This time out, Alex Cross is on the vacation he never gets, at Disneyland in LA. But of course as luck would have it, in his new life in the FBI, Cross is called upon to assist in a murder investigation in Los Angeles that just happens to take place at the same time as his vacation. It sort of takes off from there.
What makes this story so good is the realism and depth Patterson gives to Cross's character, his struggles to balance his professional and personal life. Patterson does a good job of relating Cross to those of us who've made professional decisions that have impacted our personal lives. Not all of them positive. We actually understand Alex Cross the person as well as we do the detective, it's a nice balance.
If you're a fan of Patterson, and in particular the Alex Cross series, DO NOT miss this one. Nice job!