Aug 28, 2016

Cross Kill (Alex Cross #23.5)

Cross Kill (Alex Cross #23.5)Cross Kill by James Patterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Patterson revived Gary Soneji from "Along Came a Spider" to play head games with Alex. And while Soneji did kidnap Maggie Rose, the golden-haired daughter of a famous movie actress, and her best friend, Shrimpie Goldberg, the son of the secretary of the treasury, he wasn't responsible for Shrimpie's death. Shrimpie was in the hands of FBI agents at the time of his death. No mention is made of that or the fact that Alex's girlfriend died by lethal injection at the end of "Along Came a Spider".

This is really like a long prologue to his next book. Sampson is shot in front of Alex by someone who looks like Gary Soneji. Since Alex was supposed to have killed Soneji 10 years ago everyone doubts him. But slowly Alex begins to put the pieces together. While Sampson slowly recovers from the head wound he received Alex sets out to find the shooter. When he is ambushed by multiple "Gary Soneji's" in a warehouse he defends himself killing some and wounding others. But unbelievably it is Alex who finds himself on the wrong side of the law when he is arrested for the premeditated murder of Virginia Winslow (Gary Soneji's widow) and John Doe.

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