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Kill Alex Cross [text (large print)] / James Patterson.

By: Patterson, James, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Patterson, James, Alex Cross series: 18.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: 368 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444812329 (hbk.); 1444812327.Subject(s): Cross, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Washington (D.C.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books.Online resources: Click here to access online
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Originally published: London: Century, 2011.
Summary: The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school... Detective Alex Cross is on the scene from the outset, yet he's shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn't want Cross too close. A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens the capital, and Alex sees the most devastating attack on the United States looming. Working flat-out on the abduction, this massive assault now pushes Cross over the edge. Time passes. The chances of finding the children alive diminish. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. But, despite the highest security clearance, he gets no closer to the kidnapper - and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in.
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The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone high-up is using the FBI, the Secret Service, and the CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

Originally published: London: Century, 2011.

The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school... Detective Alex Cross is on the scene from the outset, yet he's shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn't want Cross too close. A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens the capital, and Alex sees the most devastating attack on the United States looming. Working flat-out on the abduction, this massive assault now pushes Cross over the edge. Time passes. The chances of finding the children alive diminish. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. But, despite the highest security clearance, he gets no closer to the kidnapper - and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in.

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Publishers Weekly Review

There's one thing listeners can be sure Patterson will not do in this audio edition of the latest installment in the Alex Cross series, and that is kill Alex Cross. This time around, the famous detective finds himself investigating the kidnapping of the president's children and several terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C. Andre Braugher-who smoothly reads sections of the book narrated by Cross-captures the tough, often frustrated, at times furious lawman, but also portrays Cross's warmer side as he deals with domestic problems involving his children, a streetwise waif, and his cantankerous aunt. Zach Grenier-who reads portions of the book not narrated by Cross-deftly renders a husband and wife terrorist team, while creating a variety of foreign accents. But his major achievement is his interpretation of the psychotic kidnapper whose oral dairy of the abduction and its aftermath is bone-chillingly creepy. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.