The People Vs. Alex Cross

The People Vs. Alex Cross

Large Print - 2017
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"The charges: explosive. Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law -- until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? The evidence: shocking. As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can't say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. The People vs. Alex Cross: the trial of the century. As the prosecution presents its case, and the nation watches, even those closest to Cross begin to doubt his innocence. If he can't convince his own family that he didn't pull the trigger with intent to kill, how can he hope to persuade a jury? But even with everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal... even if he can't save himself." -- From
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2017.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780316508810
Characteristics: 506 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: People versus Alex Cross


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Dec 21, 2018

I have read several books by James Paterson, and i would have to say this is one of his better ones. Alex Cross is accused of being a trigger happy cop who murders unarmed victims. He has a good lawyer and we read about the case as it proceeds. Simultaneously there is another tragedy happening where young blonde women are kidnapped by a pornography ring and abused. Alex Cross is involved in this case but with his hands tied due to his own trial. All this makes for good reading and a satisfying ending.

Oct 10, 2018

What is it with authors these days? They write a decent spell-binding plot, and then lazily sign-off on a boiler-plate conclusion. Patterson has a decent plot that held me up until a chapter or so from the end, and then ends with a climax dependent on bad weather and no cell service. Too many writers seem to burn-out by the time they wrap-up their latest novel, and fall into this trap. Storms and no cell= totally predictable.

Sep 18, 2018

A very enjoyable Alex Cross novel but I do feel that there could have been more explanation with the whole Soneji cult episode.

Apr 04, 2018

Patterson's Alex Cross novels remain his best work. Cross is such an interesting, complex, and believable character and his cases are always unusual and challenging. His family and friends are integral parts of these stories and often add tremendously to the reader's enjoyment of the tale.

Keep the Cross books coming, Mr. Patterson. It will be interesting to see where Cross's career goes with his new career venture.

OPL_KrisC Feb 08, 2018

This is the next book in the Alex Cross series. Not my favorite of the series, but I still enjoyed reading it and look forward to seeing what happens to Alex Cross and his family next.

Jan 23, 2018

This bored me too much. I have only read like three other Alex Cross books so I was barely interested in all the side characters. You'll only appreciate this if you've been reading all the Alex Cross books and the entire series.

Jan 15, 2018

Happily, yet another Alex Cross novel was totally satisfying. I love all the family dynamics in this series; everyone is integral to the plot in one way or another. There is plenty of drama -- and all without extreme graphics so the imagination can fill in the blanks. I am aways looking for the next Alex Cross as soon as I turn the final page.

Jan 09, 2018

What't not to like about an Alex Cross story by James Patterson. Nothing! This one is a cut above though. Two great story lines going at once, leaving Cross frustrated and doubting himself and his future. And, as usual, lots of family engagement, though this time with one very interesting subplot that impacts one of the main story lines [notice no spoilers here]. There is cybercrime, courtroom drama, missing people, partnership issues, and at the end a surprising career move. Really a great read and so hard to put down, it will go fast. Wish Patterson would hurry and turn out the next great Alex Cross story. Enjoy.

Dec 31, 2017

I enjoyed this book and all Alex Cross books like to hear about this family and what they are envolved in at the time. Fast Read

Dec 27, 2017

Start with Chapter 80.

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