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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099553731
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

Cross Fire

(Alex Cross 17)




Alex Cross faces his ultimate case, and his deadliest enemy in the seventeenth thriller in the globally bestselling series

A sniper has Washington's corrupt elite in their sights.

When two of the most corrupt people in politics are assassinated by a skilled sniper, Detective Alex Cross is called to action.

As more crooked politicians are picked off, the media frenzy intensifies. Public opinion is divided - is this anonymous marksman a villain or a hero?

As Cross investigates the case, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary and his worst fears come true.

The Mastermind is in DC, and this time he won't stop until Cross and his family are dead . . .

  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099553731
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

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About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for Cross Fire

One of the most chilling murder scenes I've read in a long time ... High-octance stuff.

DAILY EXPRESS

Absolutely incredible ... The story is unrelentingly exciting

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page ... Simply put: Nobody does it better.

JEFFERY DEAVER

Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it

LEE CHILD, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

James Patterson is The Boss. End of.

IAN RANKIN, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series

I wrote, "Along Came a Spider is the best thriller I've come across in many a year. It deserves to be this season's no. 1 bestseller and should instantly make James Patterson a household name." A household name, indeed.

NELSON DEMILLE

Every once in a while a writer comes along and fundamentally changes the way people read. He or she is so bright, so innovative, so industrious that what they envision and create becomes the measure by which all others are judged. In 1993 one such writer - James Patterson - began to do just that ... James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged

STEVE BERRY, bestselling author of the Colton Malone series

[Alex Cross] has become one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, a character for the ages.

DOUGLAS PRESTON and LINCOLN CHILD

Alex Cross is a legend.

HARLAN COBEN

Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.

MICHAEL CONNELLY

[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people ... with a lot of intrigue in high places.

AL ROKER, The Today Show

Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination.

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Patterson is in a class by himself.

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