The People Vs. Alex Cross

The People Vs. Alex Cross

eBook - 2017
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Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Alex Cross is wrongly portrayed as a trigger-happy corrupt cop while he struggles to prove to a skeptical jury and dwindling supporters that his actions were in self defense.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
ISBN: 9780316508834
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: People versus Alex Cross

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DM_kcls
Apr 11, 2019

I think this book, 'The People vs. Alex Cross' is woefully mistitled. I hope it was an honest mistake, not a misleading and salacious attempt to lure the readers. It may just have been a really bad attempt to keep the name Cross in the title, which Patterson (or his publisher) have been doing for over 10 yrs. If that's the case, it's entirely unnecessary. I actually prefer the names of the early Cross books than the ones branded as Cross. Be Bold James - let your titles entice us without resorting to branding every sequel.

The trial of Cross aspect really took 2nd or 3rd place behind other compelling story lines. The title of Part Five, All Blondes Must Die would have been a more accurate title for the dominant, and I think, more compelling story line. The family story lines running parallel to each other were also interesting and satisfying.

As with all Patterson books this is another fast read. Yes, it helps to know the backstories of all the previous books, but Patterson does a good weaving job so it's not absolutely necessary.

I kind of love Alex's decision about his future, revealed at the end of 'The People vs. Alex Cross'. The different jumps he's made has kept him fresh since 1993.

4 Stars, grade reduced to low B, not quite B-, because I hated the completely unbelievable thing the judge said to the prosecutors at the end of the trial.

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writermala
Dec 21, 2018

I have read several books by James Paterson, and i would have to say this is one of his better ones. Alex Cross is accused of being a trigger happy cop who murders unarmed victims. He has a good lawyer and we read about the case as it proceeds. Simultaneously there is another tragedy happening where young blonde women are kidnapped by a pornography ring and abused. Alex Cross is involved in this case but with his hands tied due to his own trial. All this makes for good reading and a satisfying ending.

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kb726
Oct 10, 2018

What is it with authors these days? They write a decent spell-binding plot, and then lazily sign-off on a boiler-plate conclusion. Patterson has a decent plot that held me up until a chapter or so from the end, and then ends with a climax dependent on bad weather and no cell service. Too many writers seem to burn-out by the time they wrap-up their latest novel, and fall into this trap. Storms and no cell= totally predictable.

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Ljparker5807
Sep 18, 2018

A very enjoyable Alex Cross novel but I do feel that there could have been more explanation with the whole Soneji cult episode.

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talk2terih
Apr 04, 2018

Patterson's Alex Cross novels remain his best work. Cross is such an interesting, complex, and believable character and his cases are always unusual and challenging. His family and friends are integral parts of these stories and often add tremendously to the reader's enjoyment of the tale.

Keep the Cross books coming, Mr. Patterson. It will be interesting to see where Cross's career goes with his new career venture.

OPL_KrisC Feb 08, 2018

This is the next book in the Alex Cross series. Not my favorite of the series, but I still enjoyed reading it and look forward to seeing what happens to Alex Cross and his family next.

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manjari825
Jan 23, 2018

This bored me too much. I have only read like three other Alex Cross books so I was barely interested in all the side characters. You'll only appreciate this if you've been reading all the Alex Cross books and the entire series.

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NRBBrady
Jan 15, 2018

Happily, yet another Alex Cross novel was totally satisfying. I love all the family dynamics in this series; everyone is integral to the plot in one way or another. There is plenty of drama -- and all without extreme graphics so the imagination can fill in the blanks. I am aways looking for the next Alex Cross as soon as I turn the final page.

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USAF1969
Jan 09, 2018

What't not to like about an Alex Cross story by James Patterson. Nothing! This one is a cut above though. Two great story lines going at once, leaving Cross frustrated and doubting himself and his future. And, as usual, lots of family engagement, though this time with one very interesting subplot that impacts one of the main story lines [notice no spoilers here]. There is cybercrime, courtroom drama, missing people, partnership issues, and at the end a surprising career move. Really a great read and so hard to put down, it will go fast. Wish Patterson would hurry and turn out the next great Alex Cross story. Enjoy.

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reader7176
Dec 31, 2017

I enjoyed this book and all Alex Cross books like to hear about this family and what they are envolved in at the time. Fast Read

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