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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Patterson, James (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
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It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross is called away from his family to resolve a horrific hostage situation that is spiraling out of control.
Authors: Patterson, James, 1947-
Title: Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 323, 7, 6 p. ;,25 cm
Summary: It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross is called away from his family to resolve a horrific hostage situation that is spiraling out of control.
ISBN: 0316210684
9780316210683
Statement of Responsibility: James Patterson
Subject Headings: Washington (D.C.) Fiction Hostage negotiations Fiction African American detectives Fiction Cross, Alex (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Christmas stories
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Hostage negotiations
African American detectives
Cross, Alex (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2011037879
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I reallyi cannot believe people read this garbage, although it does have the most minimalist sentence structure possible? Which is probably why the only ones I've ever observed reading him in public were the lowest mental grade Boeing employees who believe inner-office gossip to be the endall and beall of life!

Jul 25, 2013
  • jadickinson rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

ditto what Robert B West said

Apr 28, 2013
  • Eil_1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Another Patterson book that could be a B- movie.With his experience in writing books, he could have pulled this one together over the weekend! There were two incidents and both were resolved without too much intrigue. Also, the print was larger than normal so the 300+ pages could have dwindled down to 200+ quite easily. He's coasting on his reputation.

Apr 12, 2013
  • akasq rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Just another alex cross novel.
fast moving Patterson bang outs.
enjoyable.

Feb 28, 2013
  • Robert B West rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Garbage. The quality of Patterson's stories, whether written by himself or co-authored, has been deteriorating rapidly over the last few years. This is my LAST one!

Feb 14, 2013
  • MJulie4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Love the Alex Cross series, read this book in 2 days, however I agree, it felt rushed. When I was finished, I felt like there should have been more to the story.

Feb 06, 2013
  • McCReader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I agree with most of the comments below - Patterson is now fast producing to make money - story line is thin - yet it is still nice to hear from Alex Cross.

This book was not bad but like someone else stated,alot of filler about eating breakfast,Nana and the kids. So much of this at the start that I almost didn't continue reading. I believe Patterson is starting to write books as quick money makers

Jan 09, 2013
  • marcotte rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A fast easy read. Fairly feeble effort for Patterson. It is two separate stories, linked together to make a book. Makes me feel like giving up on Alex Cross. Lots of same filler stuff.

Jan 01, 2013
  • nutty7688 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was okay, I'm beginning to not like Mama Nana and all of her nagging as Bree is beginning to be just like her.

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