Cross Country - James Patterson
When the home of Alex Cross's longtime friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into
the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, he is devastated. The
destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed
of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend Brianna Stone begin the hunt for
the villain responsible for the killings, they quickly find themselves
entangeled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C.. What
they discover is shocking: a strongly organized gang of teenage thugs
headed by a powerful, diabolical man-The Tiger.
As the killing
spree escalates, Alex and Brianna realize they are not dealing with any
ordinary killer, but one who has brought his personal war of vengeance
to America's capital. But just when the detectives think they're closing
in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Unable
to let the killer get away with this narrow escape, Alex makes it his
duty to bring the brutal butcher to justice. He knows that he must
follow The Tiger. Alone.
When Alex arrives in Nigeria, he
discovers a world where justice is as foreign as he is. Unprotected and
alone in a strange country, bombarded on all sides by the murderous
threats of The Tiger, Alex must draw on his fiercest instincts just to
survive in a lawless world.
Series: Alex Cross Novels
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Lrg edition (November 17, 2008)
MY THOUGHTS: This is book 14 in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. Alex is after a killer who is new to America. The murders are gruesome and violent, the worst Alex has seen. The murderer is not just killing one person, they kill the whole family. As Alex and the team track down the clues it leads them to the Nigerian Underworld to a powerful man, The Tiger. He seems to elusive and Alex won't give up on this one. The hunt for The Tiger takes Alex to Nigeria. Alex soon realizes the rules at home don't apply here. There are corrupt cops, lots of gangs and the CIA to fight along with finding The Tiger. Does Alex make it back home? Does he catch The Tiger? I give this book 5....
This book is for 1 of my reading challenges.
Outdo Yourself Challenge