14 February, 2013

#BookReview :: I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

You can't runDetective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

You can't hide
The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain--they will do anything to keep their secrets safe. 

Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive
As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable--a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.

Wohoo! Alex Cross is back with a bang! And I loved it!!

When Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration with a bad news, you know it is a BAD News. His niece has been murdered and her remains dumped. By hitting so close to home, the miscreant has now become a target of Alex’s personal vendetta. But this is no work of a small time criminal. So, welcome to the world of sex, politics and rule breaking. As expected, it turns out that his niece wasn’t the only victim. There had already been a number of murders that can be connected to the same person. The tension and drama of the murder and the scandal was interwoven with some family drama as well. Alex’s Nana is taken ill and Briana steps in to smooth over things for Alex.

First and foremost, I really loved the way Patterson has built up the antagonist’s character. He is rich and powerful and will do anything from being discovered. It was intriguing to see exactly how far the character would go. I also particularly enjoyed the political involvement in the novel. Also, for those who have been following Alex Cross closely and have felt that the ‘X’ factor was missing the last few book, for them this book is a good news. Alex Cross is back in his true form. He is sharper than ever and is back to doing things in his own way.

Some aspects of this novel remain true to rest of the series; the chapters are short and there’s some graphic content.  Fast paced action and a lot of red herrings. The ending is surprising and ‘most promising’. You should take hint here and not only pick up this book but probably also the following one as I will be sure to get my hands on ‘Cross Fire’ soon.

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  2. I love it !!
    Can i read it without reading his other books ?