Monday, January 26, 2009

Cross Country by James Patterson

When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man-the African warlord known as the Tiger. Just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Tracking him to Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone.
I have read a few James Patterson books with Alex Cross in the past-don't really remember which right now but I know I have, I think it has been quite a few years now. Anyway, I have to say that it wasn't really very surprising that the book was quite violent and had 3 f-words by the time I got maybe 1/5th of the way through the book which is when I quit listening to it (I was listening on my MP-3 to a digital version). I know that a lot of people are big fans of his, obviously since he is on the bestseller list but I just can't read his books and I can't recommend this one. Rated R for language and violence and who knows what else since I didn't even come close to finishing the book. Blech.

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