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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything - and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days.
Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross will be a holiday classic for years to come.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Gayle A. Orner on 11-24-12


What did you like best about Merry Christmas, Alex Cross? What did you like least?

I am a fan of the Alex Cross series but this one was a disappointment. The book was much shorter than most of the Alex Cross books, and the lack of character development obvious. And rather than being left with a warm holiday feeling, my main emotion was annoyance at the annoying whining grandmother and wife who couldn't accept that a police officer might be subject to being called out on a Holiday. It was totally unbelievable that Bree would go to a hostage situation and ask that Alex go home.

What could James Patterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Put some effort into it. A side story about the new foster child might have added to my interest.

Could you see Merry Christmas, Alex Cross being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


Any additional comments?

Why was this 6 hour book broken into two parts? Come on Audible, we don't need to "make the download faster" with a story this short.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By H Hughes on 12-31-12

AleX Cross at Xmas is the Bomb!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fast paced thriller.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Merry Christmas, Alex Cross?

My most memorable part of the story is where Alex is in pursuit of a female villain who has a phobia of dogs. I will say no more. Wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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