Book Review: Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson (Alex Cross #18)

This is my first time reading a james Patterson. yeah yeah curse me all you want but before this book, even though i was aware of the author i had never actually read the book. The first book i picked up turned out to actually the eighteenth book in his Alex cross series but still i never felt that i needed the back story because the book had nicely picked up from a fresh new story and smoothing the whole narration

Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson- Official Synopsis

Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school – an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close.

A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge.

With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. But even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper – and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in.

Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson- RWAT Take

The best thing about the book is that its does not run into too large detailed chapters of conspiracies. His book has definitely various layers but the beautiful thing is that the author doesn’t make it complicated by putting up a lot out there.

What i loved about the book is the fact that each chapters runs short and focuses on one thing without inserting too much of details and complications. It one of the best and smooth narrations i have seen in an adult thriller novel.

All those short chapters makes it easy for the readers to track and enjoy everything that is going on in the book. The story runs simple and quick and making it all the more thrilling and enjoyable.


In short for all the thriller addicts out there, the book is a quick, fun ride and you don’t even have to worry about the books that precedes or succeeds this book in the series because it is good as an standalone and doesn’t leave you with major cliffhangers.

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