Along Came a Spider
The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years! A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher... show more
The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years! A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher . . . a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him - even after he's been captured.Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair--at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happens in Alex Cross's precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: How do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?
Publish date: August 1st 2003
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 435
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Cross (#1)
No wonder the literary world is polluted with so many shitty writers. They see how well this fucking hack has sold, read his work, and aspire to fucking mediocrity. James Patterson outsells Pulitzer-Prize winning authors, but his writing (I refuse to call this bullshit "prose") is barely one step ab...
Honestly for a good bit of the book I was thinking why is this so popular. Then somewhere along it just clicked and became really good. I have a thing for psychology. I enjoyed when it got into all of that. And then of course the twists toward the end were nice. I will continue with this series...
...but probably 49%. Call it a 2.75. A while ago I decided to do what I termed "The Castle Poker Challenge": to read one book from each of the authors that appeared in the pulp-writer poker sessions in the TV show Castle. Unfortunately for me, James Patterson was a "regular" at the poker matches...
I have read 8 James Patterson books and many of them had the killers POV somewhere in the book which I am very fond of. This book did it the best thus far. I felt like I was two steps ahead of Alex Cross and I'm trying not to yell at the book "NO YOU'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG, THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT HE IS ...
I am very enthusiastic about my Read J. Patterson's books plan! Of course, a way to start is to read the first book of the famous Alex Cross series, Along came a spider. :) One reason I wanted to start reading J.P's books is to familiarize myself of his works. It's just that simple. Let me tell you ...