Cross The Line, James Patterson

Cross The Line opening line: He changed identity like many warriors do before battle.

Cross The Line

My blurb:

Alex Cross and his partner John Sampson are heading up the investigation of a murder. The Chief of Detectives and his girlfriend have been shot in what appears to be a revenge killing. No sooner has this investigation started than a mass murder takes place. Everyone involved in a drug manufacturing plant has been gunned down. What appears at first to be a drug war turns out to be an attack against corruption. But one man’s personal life threatens the anonymity of the group. Can Alex and his team solve the crime before more lives are threatened?

Cross The Line

Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer… with a conscience.

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers.

Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread – the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.

As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he’s sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.

My verdict:

I had been sent this book after Cross Kill which means the personal back story did not quite line up. Despite me knowing Bree would accept the position of Chief of Detectives and Nana Mama would win the lotto, the book still kept me gripped.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9-781-78089-269-6
Format Trade Paperback
Published October 2016
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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