Cross Country : (Alex Cross 14) Paperback
Part of the Alex Cross series
When Detective Alex Cross is called to investigate a massacre-style murder scene, he is shocked to find that one of the victims is an old friend.
Angry, grieving, and more determined than ever, Cross begins the hunt for the perpetrators of this vicious crime.
He is drawn into a dangerous underworld right in the heart of Washington DC that leads him on a life-threatening journey to the Niger Delta, where heroin dealing, slave trading and corruption are rife.
At the centre of this terrifying world, Cross finds the Tiger - the psychopathic leader of a fearsome gang of killers who are not what they seem.
As Cross tracks the elusive Tiger through Africa, he must battle against conspiracy and untold violence.
Alex Cross is in a heart-stopping chase that takes him across a vast and uncompromising landscape and finds him not only hunting for a horrific killer, but also fighting for his own survival.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 08/10/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099514572
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Review by Heptonj
This did not seem to be one of James Pattersons best 'Cross' books at first but the pace picked up and just got faster and faster. The final chapters were excellent.Alex has followed a killer to Nigeria after he has murdered an old friend of Alex and her family. He suffers horrendous treatment while there and makes and loses a trusted friend. The country is corrupt and Alex can do little to change that. The killer recruites gangs of boys from the camps holding poor refuges from the the violent areas of the country and trains them to be killers. Alex discovers that the CIA agent who has been 'helping' him is not all he seems and neither is the CIA network back home. Alex and his families lives are placed in terrible danger in this eventually exciting and fast-paced novel.