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Summary ebook Hope to Die (Alex cross 22):
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross’s family – his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children–have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross’s greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says ‘nobody does it better’ than James Patterson.
Review by Reader with ebook Hope to Die – James Patterson:
Patterson returns to his earliest, and longest running, series to tie off the many loose ends from CROSS MY HEART. Giving brief summaries for the reader, the story picks up where last we left Cross, in a state of despair. His family kidnapped, a killer on the loose, and execution-style photos in his possession. He will do anything he can to find them; follow any lead. While Cross goes outside his normal practice and barters with the killer, the reader sees the true desperation in Cross’s life. Nothing could be more important to him than his family. Cross follows the leads wherever they take him, tracing the killer’s secret history into the back country and eventually down into the bayous of Louisiana. It is then that things ramp up, as Cross prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to bring his family home; leave himself blowing in the wind and up for trade. A well-constructed conclusion to the fast-paced Alex Cross novel that left readers tearing out their hair. Not to be missed and surely not to be compared to other books in the series.
Patterson is on a roll, of sorts. Having churned out some drivel in the past, he is now able to rectify this with some down to earth writing. And, as luck would have it, he cannot rest his laurels on anyone else this time. This book defies the usual Alex Cross style, in a way, in that it is not quick two-pager chapters all the way through. It has depth, as does our protagonist, allowing the reader to see just how complex and exciting this adventure can be. A single-case focus in this novel also keeps the pace easier to handle, as the reader need not divide the brain into too many sub-parts to keep the larger story straight. A nice change for Patterson, but can he keep it going?