Cross Down opening line: In front of President Kent and the historic Resolute Desk, General Wayne Grissom, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sits with his uniform hat in his lap and says, “Thank you for seeing me on such short notice, Mr. President.”
Detective John Sampson’s boss does not feel like going to the special meeting called by the JOC. So instead he sends John in his place. Given the current spate of random attacks across the country, John feels it best to take Alex with him. Alex Cross is amazing at working out the hidden threads that connect crimes to their perpetrators, And just as he is about to share his insight with John he is gunned down and nearly killed. But he was not the target, John was. And John needs to figure out why very quickly, and he needs to work out who he can trust, and who is out to kill him, and wreak havoc on the country he has fought for.
With the country in chaos and corruption on all sides, there’s only one person to turn to.When a series of military-style attacks erupt across the United States, Detective John Sampson is called in to investigate. The attacks are untraceable, with patterns too random to decipher, leaving Sampson struggling to find a link amongst the carnage.As Sampson discovers a lead through an ex-military contact, his partner Alex Cross is brutally side-lined, leaving him certain about one thing: he can trust no one.With soldiers called on secret assignments and others mysteriously disappearing, Sampson must revisit his military past if he’s to save his country’s future.
A book that people should read, as the reality is only one madman away! A fantastic novel from Brendan DuBois and James Patterson. And if you have been following the Alex Cross series you will be happy to note that there is a possibility of love after loss for John.
About the author:
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.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
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