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Publisher's Summary

Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard.
©1993 by James Patterson (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
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Critic Reviews

"James Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket to give us a buzz." (The New York Times)
"Cross is one of the great creations of thriller fiction." (Dallas Morning News)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Pollack on 12-20-08

Interesting plot. Terrible narration

I think I'd have overlooked some of the technical problems with the plot line (public safety details that were simply wrong) if the reader had been better.

Charles Turner should not be allowed to narrate books until he's improved his vocabulary and work ethic. His mispronunciation of words and places was appalling and distracting. I could have dealt with his nasal voice, but combining it with a complete lack of accuracy when it came to applying dramatic tone to the text and you ended up with a poor listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christie on 02-03-04

By Far my Favorite Patterson Book

This was my first Patterson Book that I read. I loved it and have read it again. This book set a high standard and I have been disappointed time and again that the rest of the Alex Cross series isn't as good. I keep reading and listening to them in hopes of finding another Patterson book that can keep me total engrossed like this one did. I was so mad when the movie came out and wasn't even the same story - they took a great story and butchered it up for the big screen.

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28 of 31 people found this review helpful

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