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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)16 9; 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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3 out of 5 stars
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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2 out of 5 stars
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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1 out of 5 stars
By Matty on 04-06-14

Terrible, lacks complexity and boring

Anyone who is used to Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Jo Nesbo, Lee Child et al will not like this. Thin plot which you expect will get clever any moment but it doesn't. I listened because there seem to be Alex Cross fans out there but I'm not sure why. His character is possibly the most boring detective I have ever read or listened to.Give me Harry Bosch any time.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
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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4 out of 5 stars
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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