James Patterson's previous international number one bestsellers include CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL and ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, VIOLETS ARE BLUE and SUZANNE'S DIARY FOR NICHOLAS. KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAME A SPIDER have both been made into hit movies.
This audio version of Patterson's latest Alex Cross thriller moves smoothly and with great energy. The story is one of Patterson's best: just as Cross is about to retire from the Washington, D.C., police and head out to California to pursue an attractive romantic possibility, he's pulled into an intriguing case in North Carolina by his partner and best friend, John Sampson, who asks Cross to help him prove that an old Vietnam colleague of Sampson's couldn't have killed three women in a particularly brutal manner. With two excellent readers splitting up the good guys' and bad guys' voices between them, the story never wanes or goes off-track. Broadway veteran Fernandez gives a strong performance of Cross and Sampson and adroitly brings Cross's crotchety grandmother to life. Emerson frighteningly portrays the villains, subtly differentiating the characters with his voice. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Forecasts, Oct. 7). (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Alex Cross must go up against the U.S. Army when an old friend is framed for murder. Hotter than Violets Are Blue, insists the publisher and that book sold nearly one million copies. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
If there really were human superheroes, Alex Cross would be at the head of the class...and, with each instalment in the series, Patterson makes sure his superhero gets bigger and better while at the same time becomming more vulnerable. - New York TimesPatterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination. - New York Times Book Review