Detective Cross is a novella in the popular Alex Cross series by prolific American author, James Patterson. It apparently comes between the novella, Cross Kill and the full-length novel, The People vs Alex Cross. It is published under the BookShots: stories at the speed of life banner, and at a mere 131 pages, it is intended to be a one-sitting read. It is heavy on message, that being the poor treatment that America metes out to its war veterans.
Detective Bree Stone has apparently been chosen by an anonymous caller to be told the location of the next bomb blast in Washington DC. And the next, and the next. The back-cover blurb begins “The suspect is your patient, Dr. Cross”, which is completely misleading. But it is a fast-paced tale with some clever detecting and an exciting climax. It does nothing at all to resolve the cliff-hanger that ended Cross Kill, but fills in nicely as fans await the next proper Alex Cross book.
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