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Alex Cross, run / James Patterson.

By: Patterson, James, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 407 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780316097512 :.Subject(s): Cross, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | African American detectives -- Fiction | Serial murderers -- Fiction | Washington (D.C.) -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54
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Bestseller University of Texas At Tyler
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PS 3566 .A822 A75 2013 (Browse shelf) Available 1000000001676

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Here the titular detective busts a party hosted by plastic surgeon Elijah Creem, who is caught making pornographic videos with underage women. This turns out to be just the tip of the iceberg of Creem's bad behavior as he and his friend Joshua are also responsible for a series of brutal murders. As if this were not enough, a man from Alex's past is bent on revenge and sets out to cause trouble for Alex's career, while life in the Cross household is disrupted by foster child Ava acting out. Michael Boatman narrates as Cross, his smooth voice contrasting perfectly with the high-strung, edgy voice of the killers voiced by Stephen Boyer. Listeners will find Cross's intimate moments at home with his family just as engaging as the scenes where he is chasing down serial killers. Verdict Recommended for fans of the series and thrillers in general. [The Little, Brown hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Theresa Horn, St. Joseph Cty. P. L., South Bend, IN (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. <p> He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He has had eleven on his books made into movies and ranks as number 3 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, the Michael Bennett series, the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, BookShots series, Private series, NYPD Red series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. <p> James Patterson introduced the Bookshots Series in 2016 which is advertised as All Thriller No Filler. The first book in the series, Cross Kill, made the New York Times Bestseller list in June 2016. The third and fourth books, The Trial, and Little Black Dress, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016. The next books in the series include, $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal, French Kiss, Hidden: A Mitchum Story (co-authored with James O. Born). and The House Husband (co-authored Duane Swierczynski). <p> Patterson's novel, co-authored with Maxine Paetro, Woman of God, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016. <p> Patterson co-authored with John Connoly and Tim Malloy the true crime expose Filthy Rich about billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Eppstein. <p> In January 2017, he co-authored with Ashwin Sanghi the bestseller Private Delhi. And in August 2017, he co-authored with Richard Dilallo, The Store. <p> The Black Book is a stand-alone thriller, co-authored by James Patterson and David Ellis. <p> In April 2018, he co-authored Texas Ranger with Andrew Bourelle. <p> In May 2018, he co-authored Private Princess with Rees Jones. <p> In August 2018 he co-authored Fifty Fifty with Candice Fox. <p> (Bowker Author Biography) James Patterson is the author of seven major national bestsellers in a row. These include "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls", "Jack & Jill", "Cat & Mouse", "When the Wind Blows", "Pop Goes the Weasel", &, in paperback, "The Midnight Club". A past winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, Patterson lives in Florida. <p> (Publisher Provided)

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