(Alex Cross 21)
The twenty-first novel in James Patterson's bestselling series featuring Detective Alex Cross
'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, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
Detective Alex Cross’s world is crashing down around him.
Hunted like prey, his predator is preparing for the kill.
Alex Cross has devoted his life to protecting others from the worst people the world has to offer. His only refuge from the horrors of his job is his family – and his enemies know it.
He’s never faced a foe like this before. One by one, everyone he loves is being taken from him. If he can’t find out how, he’ll soon have no-one – and nothing – left…
The first part of a shocking duology by bestselling author James Patterson, followed by HOPE TO DIE
“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. It just rolls along, irresistibly. Here's to the next twenty years.”
“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. I've been a devoted Alex Cross fan for twenty years, when the first in the series appeared, and Cross My Heart proves that both author and his hero are at the top of their game. It's virtually a one-sitting read, and what a read it is: Get ready for sweaty palms and lost sleep – and prepare yourself for one of the most gripping endings of any thriller in recent memory. Simply put: Nobody does it better.”
“James Patterson is The Boss. End of.”
“Twenty years ago, 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. Congratulations, Jim, on twenty years of Alex Cross and on Cross My Heart, which I am loving. You the man.”
“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. Now, 20 years later, with his mission still unfolding, James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged. Bravo, Jim.”
“Alex Cross is one of the best-written heroes in American fiction, and each Cross novel further defines what it means to be a professional, a husband, a father, and above all, a man. Congratulations to James Patterson on twenty years of Alex Cross – both of you only get better and better.”
“Twenty years after the first Alex Cross story, he has become one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, a character for the ages. Cross My Heart has got to be the most terrifying and shocking Cross thriller to date, full of unexpected twists, savage turns, and electrifying suspense. This is the page-turner to end all page-turners.”
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
“Alex Cross is a legend. He has thrilled us and kept us on the edge of our seat for twenty years now.”
“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.”