Triple Cross

James Patterson, 1947-

Book - 2022

Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families--and who will next be coming for the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and Sampson aren't the only ones investigating. Also in on this most intriguing case is the world's bestselling true-crime author, who sees patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family Man murders the perfect crime story. He believes the killer may never be caught. Cross knows there is no perfect crime. And he's going to hunt down the Family Man no matter what it takes. Until the Family Man decides to flip the narrative and bring down Cross and hi...s family. --

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Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company 2022.
Language
English
Main Author
James Patterson, 1947- (author)
Edition
First edition
Item Description
"An Alex Cross Thriller"--Dust jacket.
Physical Description
406 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780316499187
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Review by Library Journal Review

A killer slaughtering multigenerational families wholesale in and around Washington, DC, looks to be seeking out Det. Alex Cross's family next. Cross is on the case, of course, with his efforts doubled by a flashy true-crime author. With a 500,000-copy first printing.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Dr. Alex Cross and his wife each pursue an equally monstrous serial predator. In this corner, the D.C. Metro Police Department, where Cross still serves as a consultant, brings him in to throw light on the murders committed by the Family Man, who breaks into upscale homes and shoots everyone inside: grandparents, parents, children. In this corner, Bree Stone, who's moved from D.C. Metro to the Bluestone Group, is tasked with keeping everything hush-hush while she investigates a series of explosive charges against fashion queen Frances Duchaine, whom multiple litigants have accused of saddling them with insurmountable debts for plastic surgery she and her close associate Paula Watkins insisted they'd need to make it as models, then forcing them into sexual slavery when they couldn't repay them. As Bree worms her way into ever darker allegations about Duchaine, the Family Man continues his open season on picture-perfect households. Then editor Suzanne Liu, who's just been dumped by star true-crime author Thomas Tull, comes to Cross with an incredible story: Tull, whose pitch for a new book on the Family Man earned an eight-figure contract in a closed auction, has actually been killing all those people himself. As usual, Patterson throws everything against the wall to see what sticks until the two cases, either of them complicated enough to sustain an entire volume, eventually collide in a way that's surprising but ultimately unsatisfying, and his triple cross falls flat. Just the thing for readers who think their own work lives are high-stress drudgery. Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.