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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (James Patterson)

It is a snowy Christmas Eve, and Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Just as Alex's wife Bree emerges from the kitchen with a bowl of homemade eggnog, his phone rings with news that shatters the night: at a nearby home, a family has been taken hostage - and the situation is spiralling out of control fast.
Alex rushes to the scene and confronts the unthinkable: a father is threatening to murder his own children and ex-wife. Then just as the insanity peaks, a second horrific situation explodes - one that no one could have foreseen, which puts millions of people at risk. This is a red alert of the darkest kind, and Alex is forced to make a decision that could end as many lives as it saves - including his own.

Quote: "They say it's good luck if it snows on Christmas Eve. I didn't usually buy into that kind of folk wisdom, but if it turned out to be true, well, this was looking like it'd be one of the best Christmases ever."

Why this book speaks to me: I am a huge fan of crime fiction, trying to figure out who, where, and why; Thus, I am a big fan of James Patterson - as I may have written before on this blog -, and once again he delivers.
Alex Cross is back and it will actually be fun to see how these stories come out on the big screen, since his first novel of the kind is already in cinemas.
Now about the book, another one that was hard to put down once I had started reading it, with everything included: crime, suspense, love, and terrifying moments. In other words, the perfect Christmas gift!

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