Target, Alex Cross

Target, Alex Cross

Large Print - 2018 | Large print edition.
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A killer elite--six assassins--are on the loose. So is Alex Cross.

A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?
Publisher: New York, NY : Little Brown and Company, [2018]
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780316418355
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Patte
Characteristics: 522 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.

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lsapllp
Jan 27, 2020

NO NO NO

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Ephriam
Dec 11, 2019

A quick read with lower diction. Makes it easy to read. However, at times I found the book to get boring. The end also got longer. The author could have cut out the last chapter and the book would have gotten better. He could have done a better job with it.

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DannyRWilliams
Jun 21, 2019

My first Patterson book, but I grew bored quickly.
Obviously this guy knows what he's writing, but it's too practiced in my opinion.
I'm curious to see if he writes of any knew subject matters. This is not fresh.

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marthalist
Apr 25, 2019

This is a great addition to the Alex Cross series!

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MB_kcls
Apr 11, 2019

I've been very critical of Patterson and most of his collaborators recently, believing he has over-exposed himself and the writing has suffered. I still tend to believe that. However, if those awful collaborations are the cost of him finally concentrating on his own writing as evidenced in 'Target', I'm OK with that.

'Target' is a fast-paced, old fashioned mystery of gigantic proportions and moving parts. Alex Cross was used for his investigative abilities and less for his psychological abilities. The story is riveting, however I felt the ending was rushed and pretty much out of nowhere. Oh well, still a great story. I do feel the purposeful, excruciatingly too obvious, leave you hanging ending was a cheap way to do it, especially after the clues were so well disguised within the story.

How Patterson managed to write out John Sampson, I'll never know, but get it together James. He was missed and not replaceable with Mahoney.

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marywestcott_1
Feb 28, 2019

wasn't impressed

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pearl80
Feb 15, 2019

So good. It is a page turner. True Patterson. This is the excitement I was looking for in The President is missing. I didn't finish that book as it was very boring. Can't wait to read what The Chef has to offer.

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FASTEYES
Feb 11, 2019

Another great James Patterson book! A little draggie in spots but then picked right up again. Would recommend highly.

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writermala
Jan 28, 2019

James Patterson never fails to come up with a great book. So I was not surprised that this book was good too. However in this, Alex Cross is a larger than life leading man as Washington D.C is stunned by a spate of assassinations. Capturing the ruthless assassin or assassins becomes a mammoth task and I kept turning pages till I could start breathing again!The ending was rather strange.

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jeff059
Jan 22, 2019

I returned the book after reading the first 100 pages. I am just not into really descriptive details of killing people.

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