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Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross is back, and he's in love. Unfortunately, a series of chilling murders in Washington intervenes, with a plot twist you will never forget. Cross' ingenious pursuit of the quirky killer produces a suspect - a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a difficult and deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, both in and out of the courtroom, Cross and his fiancei become hopelessly involved with the most memorable villain Cross has ever faced.
©1999 James Patterson; (P) and ©1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
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"Patterson's well-oiled suspense machine grinds away with solid precision." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Mario on 12-05-03

So So Book-ahhhhhh

I thought the plot was good and characters were interesting. I didn't think this is one of his best. My main complaint was the narrator. I had a hard time listening because he finished his sentences was a annoying ahhhhhhh. Good book-ahhhhhhh. Bad narrator-ahhhhhh. I recommend it if you can put up with the ahhhhhs.

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By Blake on 08-04-04

Agree-aaahhh

True James Patterson style. However, it is a better read than a listen. I agree with the other reviewer, the aahh's are annoying and take away from the plot and characters greatly. Other narrators for his books are light years better.

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By martin on 03-04-13

terrible

The reader of this book sounds like he is making a dirty phone call! Is probably a cracking story but this guy is driving me to distraction.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By Rj Thompson on 03-29-16

Mostly Entertaining

audio quality not great, but generally entertaining. Im assuming this is due to thr age of the recording.

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By Amazon Customer on 08-20-16

really enjoyed it

really enjoyed this audiobook. very engaging and well written.
Definitely recommend if you're a James Patterson fan

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