Cross Country : Alex Cross

  • by James Patterson
  • Narrated by Peter J Fernandez, Dion Graham
  • Series: Alex Cross
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alex Cross is drawn into a bitter personal battle against corruption, conspiracy and savage violence in a chase that takes him through a vast and uncompromising landscape. When Cross is called to investigate a massacre-style murder scene, he is shocked to find that the victim is an old friend. Angry, hurt and more determined than ever, Cross begins the hunt for the perpetrators of this cruel crime. He is drawn into a dangerous underworld right in the heart of Washington DC that leads him on a life threatening journey to the Niger Delta where heroin dealing, slave trade and oil and gas theft are rife. At the centre of this terrifying world, Cross finds the Tiger, the psychopathic leader of a fearsome gang of killers who are not what they seem. When the Tiger is on the prowl, he shows no mercy to others. But Alex Cross is hot on his heels in a heart-stopping chase that takes him across Africa and finds him not only hunting for a horrific killer but also fighting for his own survival.

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American psychopathsdon't make the cut

Dr Alex Cross has gone international. Why? Maybe even James Patterson has realised the limits of his imagination in horrendous doings in American-bred ne'er-do'wells. Suddenly Dr Cross is in every African trouble spot of the past decade... cynical, moi? All I shall say is if I was a travel agent for African tours - I'd think about a new career. Few troubling items - First big massacre - it's in a Washington upmarket neighbourhood - lots of gunshots, screams, hoots of pure blood lust and yet no-one reported a thing??? Are you serious? Nosy neighbours (who are conveniently deaf for that night??? )turn up in their dressing gowns once the police assemble.

Second, when Dr Cross goes to Africa, he becomes a punching bag for every anti-American who roams the continent... why? How much can one body survive? Why is he even there? is this even likely?

Third, how easy he is - slutty Dr Cross. Loves Bree but without a second's thought, he's willing to spend the night with the woman journalist in Africa.

Fourth, Why wasn't a witch doctor thrown into the mix. We had everything else... corrupt customs officials, violent and corrupt police officers, an evil priest and even a conniving crocodile. Why not a witch doctor?

Fifth, who were the kidnappers at the end of his trip, when he's just minutes from his Washington home? CIA? UNICEF? Girl Guides Cookie Marketers? Who knows? I do know that I couldn't bear the tension in case Nana Cross (who must be about 110 by now) and all the junior Crosses had been killed off. Phew.... Once again, and surely against all odds, the Cross family survived more than any ordinary family should and got to enjoy homemade cookies.
Sixth, Given how hard it is to enter the US, how is it a gang of bad high-on-narcotic teen bandits from Nigeria can enter and move about at will, commit mayhem, leave and return easily??? Does no one check their hotel? Their purpose of visit?
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- Marielouise

Not for me

Unfortunately I hated this book and I like James Patterson. I found it far too violent and disjointed. It didn't keep me interested and I didn't like any of the characters.
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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks