Deadly Cross, James Patterson

Deadly Cross opening line: Devon Monroe tore his eyes off the two dead bodies in the powder-blue Bentley convertible, top down, idling not twenty yards away, and glanced at his best friend.

My blurb:

The Vice President wants to know every step of the investigation being taken into his ex-wife’s death. And Alex Cross is going to do his best to provide the answers he needs. But not before he works out why he wants to know, and who killed her.

Deadly Cross
A scandalous double homicide in the nation’s capital opens the psychological case files on Alex Cross in the latest instalment in James Patterson’s bestselling series
When a glamorous socialite and high school principal are found murdered, lying half naked in a car, the shocking double homicide dominates tabloid headlines. Kay Willingham was a well-known philanthropist and ex-wife of the US vice president. Randall Christopher was a respected educator with political ambitions, as well as a wife and family.
Alex Cross knew both victims well. Especially Kay, who had been his patient once. And maybe more. Cross is left grieving, questioning who would want them dead, and why.
While Cross’s former Metro Homicide partner John Sampson tracks Christopher’s final movements, Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to investigate Kay’s past. They discover that although Kay had many enemies, none of them had a full motive.
In a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, Cross is left facing a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way…
My verdict:

This is the 28th instalment of the Alex Cross books and once again, it made for a great read.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781780899497
Format Trade Paperback
Published December 2020

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.

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime January 17:

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