February 26, 2017

Series Sunday: Cross the Line

(Alex Cross #24) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Cross the Line, the 24th book in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. What is going on in Washington, DC? There are road rage murders, killers on the loose, vigilantes raiding drug houses and a long list of possible suspects. While Alex Cross and partner John Sampson are running around trying to calm the city, his wife Bree is adjusting to her new position as Chief of Detectives. The two begin to clash professionally while taking the law back into their own hands.

"We never heard the shot, just the bullet ripping the air..." ~ pg. 135

I may not agree with Patterson's movie casting choices but I still consider Alex Cross as one of my favorite characters of color. He is a strong black man taking care of shit. Analyzing criminals, hunting down killers and taking care of home. He is a loving husband to Bree, a fine example of fatherhood, and a provider to a full house that includes three children and a sassy grandmother. Alex Cross is that dude!

If you are overlooking this mystery series for goodness knows what reason...stop. Take a moment to read and enjoy Alex Cross' books. Like any longstanding series, there are a couple books that are just okay but most of them are well written and damn good.

For my bookhearts that are already Keeping Up with Patterson, join my reading challenge and read this recent release. The cliffhanger will leave you excited for #25! 

Author: James Patterson
Published: November 2016
Pages: 373
Edition: Hardcover
Challenge: Keeping Up with Patterson
Rating: ♥♥♥♥


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