Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cross Country

LibraryThing book review...
Cross Country
by James Patterson

A horrific murder of a family sets the stage for Cross Country. Alex Cross is shocked to discover his college girlfriend and her family have been savagely murdered by a killer known as Tiger. This killer for hire has ties to the African underworld and this massacre is just the first in a series. Cross journeys to Nigeria to pursue the Tiger and runs into many obstacles...corrupt officials, horrific murders, arrest, etc.

I, like many others, am a huge James Patterson fan. I always enjoy his books, some more than others. I love his short chapters that invaribly leave with you with some tidbit that makes you want to read the next one, and the next... I did not really enjoy the Africa storyline, it just didn't make much sense to me. I just can't see the Alex Cross I know doing so many stupid things and he did many throughout this story. The ending, though, was unexpected, and really had me going.

2 comments:

Caspette said...

I have heard a few people say that about this book. Which is a shame but it seems all "serial" writers have one book eventually that just doesnt cut the mustard.

bookfool said...

I haven't had a chance to read this one yet. I love how these books are such fast easy reads, large font, wide margins, usually fast paced and you can whip through them in a day or so.

This one doesn't sound so good, but I'll read it anyway! Gotta keep up with the series!