Target, An Alex Cross Novel By James Patterson

Target opening line: Temperatures that late January morning plunged to four degrees above zero, and still people came by the hundreds of thousands, packing both sides of the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House.


My blurb:

The president of the United States has died, leaving the country in shock. But then, the next people in line to the Presidency are killed or die suddenly. Is there a plot to overthrow the Government? And who is The Cleaner? Alex Cross and Bree Stone are soon going to be knee deep in this investigation.


A series of assassinations leaves the country in turmoil, and Alex Cross faces his biggest challenge yet in the latest instalment to the bestselling series by James Patterson.

Men and women from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. Hit by painful memories of the loss of his first wife, Alex Cross is left reeling by this tragedy.
A sniper’s bullet strikes another devastating blow to the heart of Washington with the assassination of a prominent Senator. The shock of this attack puts huge pressure on the police to deliver a speedy response, and as Chief of Detectives, Alex’s wife Bree Stone is given an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose her job.
The new President calls on Alex Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America’s most wanted criminal. Alex has a terrible feeling that the assassination is just the beginning of a much larger plan. All too soon this fear springs to life as a terrifying chain of events plunges the government and the entire country into chaos.
The stakes have never been higher for Alex Cross as his courage, his training and his capacity for battle are stretched to their limits in the most important case of his life.
My verdict:

This is the 26th installment in the Alex Cross books, and once again I totally enjoyed the read. You can read this as a stand alone novel as James Patterson gives a great bio of Alex Cross at the start of the book. Target ends on a cliff hanger so I will be sure to get the next book to read.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781780895185
Format Trade Paperback
Published November 2018

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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