Alex Cross Must Die, James Patterson

Alex Cross Must Die opening line: On that mid-November Monday morning, after nearly three years of careful planning, the forty-eight-year-old man donned latex gloves and scanned the rental-car agreement one last time.

Alex Cross Must Die

My blurb:

Detectives Cross and Sampson are being pulled in two directions. There is a killer out there, murdering people seemingly at random. And Alex and John have to figure out what ties all these people together. And then they are tasked with figuring out why someone would take down an American Airlines plane? Is it terrorist related, or something more sinister and harder to work out?

Alex Cross Must Die
When an American Airlines plane explodes in the sky, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are first on the scene. They don’t hear the gunfire. At first.
It soon becomes clear that the plane was taken down by a rare, stolen machine gun. The list of people who could operate the weapon is short. And time runs even shorter.
But this isn’t the only case the pair must solve. They’re also tracking a serial killer who’s ambushing young men in what the media are calling the ‘Dead Hours’ murders.
With two killers and two different motives, Cross and Sampson are in a deadly race against time . . .
My verdict:

As usual, I enjoyed this installment of the Alex Cross novels. However, the title left me confused as I did not see anywhere in the book where Alex needed to die, or someone thought he should.

About the Author:

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.

He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James is the proud sponsor of the World Book Day Award and has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Read an extract:

You can read the first chapter here.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529136609
Format Trade Paperback
Published November 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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