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Monday, November 15, 2010

REVIEW for Cross Fire

Thank you to Hachette for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:                 Cross Fire

AUTHOR:            James Patterson

GENRE:              Thriller

RATING:             4 Stars

Now, having said that, I have to admit that I thought the main storyline was a bit farfetched, but I simply did not care - that is how much I love reading Alex Cross! 

I am going to write this review without revealing too much - although the "twist" is revealed very early on in the story.

Suffice it to say that Cross will find himself stuck in a very scary situation, where nobody is actually who they appear to be and he will definitely need all of his wits to make sure that he and his family come out of the storyline alive. 

I loved the action and, as always, Patterson's short chapters.  I love the Alex Cross character who, in my opinion, missed quite a few "hints" in this one - could it be he is no longer as sharp? or perhaps it is because he is sooooo involved with his personal life - but I kept thinking, "the old Alex would have figured this one out a long time ago".

As always, too much personal stuff gets muddled into the storyline and I have said this before, but the whole Alex and his love life is old and seriously removes from the storyline.  In fact, Patterson seems to insist on either inserting Alex's grandmother or girlfriend(s) as much as possible - to detract from the main storyline.

I know that the author is trying to portray Alex as a family man who struggles between work and personal life balance, but frankly, I don't care - I just want the main storyline and I want more of it an less Bree and Nana.

Otherwise, a wonderful story.
Okay, I have to say that I am ridiculously happy, every time I get my hands on a new Alex Cross! and, although the last few books have varied immensely for me, I have to say that Cross Fire has a great premise and excellent pacing.


bermudaonion said...

I'm a little tired of all the Patterson series, but Alex Cross is one character of his I still enjoy.

cindysloveofbooks said...

Sounds good Tina. This is one of Patterson's better series.

iubookgirl said...

I've only read one of the Alex Cross books, but would definitely like to read the series from the beginning!

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