Roses Are Red
In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind.In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out... show more
In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind.In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building - and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter.Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work - the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a personal crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.
Publish date: October 1st 2000
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 412
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Alex Cross (#6)
An Alex Cross detective thriller, this novel is the first one to really include the mastermind who plans various robberies and murders. I gather that he reappears in other novels but this is the first in which he comes up against Alex Cross, our narrator. Since I've managed to read these out of orde...
I always enjoy getting another installment of Alex Cross. I feel like I know him, his family and partner. This story is a little about his romantic life, but of course, it's mostly about a high profile crime. Someone is robbing banks and killing people. He has to try to figure things out. The reader...
Just good Patterson. This is when his writing was good..I loved all of the earlier Alex Cross books. They were creepy and could suck the reader in from page one. Alas, that Patterson is gone!
This is when I began to lose faith in James Patterson...the mystery starts out strong, but by the end, it gets almost laughably-bad...if one more person said "You've got the wrong guy", I was going to throw this book into an incinerator!