Target (Alex Cross, #26) by James Patterson

Target (Alex Cross, #26)

TARGET: HEAD OF STATEA leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINETA sniper’s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross’s wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the c...

Details Target (Alex Cross, #26)

TitleTarget (Alex Cross, #26)
Release DateNov 19th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller

Reviews Target (Alex Cross, #26)

  • Maureen
    ** 4.5 Stars ** My goodness, what an intense, action packed read this was, and although it’s the 26th in the series, it reads perfectly well as a stand-alone.After the assassination of a Senator, Alex Cross and his wife Bree have an enormous task on their hands, as it appears that their is more than one assassin on the loose and their targets are mainly prominent members of government, with the exception of Alex himself - he’ll find himself i...
  • Matt
    In the craziness that is James Patterson’s massive collection of collaborative efforts, it is hard to find something that truly has the ‘Patterson flavour’ any longer. While he has shuffled many of his series and one-off novels to others, the Alex Cross novels remain solely his, allowing fans to see where he has taken his longest-serving protagonist over two decades. In this novel, Alex Cross and the rest of the country are stunned by the d...
  • Paromjit
    It has been a long time since I have read a James Patterson thriller, although I have read a couple in the Alex Cross series. This may be the 26th in the series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone. It opens with Cross and his family's presence at the funeral of 47 year old President Catherine Grant, a woman of stature who managed to overcome many of the divisions in the US. Her death was unexpected, triggering an atmosphere of gloom and ...
  • Tim
    It's the formula of interfering family home members that interrupts the story action I have issue with. Nonetheless, outside that there is a decent story here appropriately applied in rating. 7 of 10 stars
  • jv poore
    I feel fortunate that Mr. Patterson uses his devious mind to develop fictional diabolic disasters. Otherwise there'd be trouble.
  • Lou
    Target Alex Cross, the twenty-six novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross, is as captivating and nail-biting an affair as many of Mr Patterson's previous novels. He is my go-to author if I'm looking for a light and easy, none-taxing read, but of course, many of them, including this one require a healthy suspension of disbelief which I don't mind as long as I have an idea that it'll be that way. It isn't necessary to have read the previous boo...
  • Brenda
    3.5★s With the US under martial law, Alex Cross, Ned Mahoney and all the relevant teams were working an investigation the like which had never been seen before in the US. With the new President assassinated, along with members of cabinet, Alex needed to know why. He needed to know who benefitted. The coordinated attacks left everyone gob-smacked – they had never seen anything like it. The race was on to find the perpetrators – of which they...
  • Scott
    I’ve been reading James Patterson books for over twenty years. During that time, like most of his fans, my favorite character has always been Alex Cross. He was Patterson’s first detective series that helped lay the foundation for his kingdom of several bestselling series and stand-alone novels. For me, Alex has remained a fierce, intellectual knight of moral character and the proper use of action. I remember reading the Alex’s first advent...
  • Chad
    This may have been the moment where Alex Cross jumped the shark. The plot of this is just so ludicrous. Cross isn't even involved in half the book. It very well could have been Events that Happened While Alex Cross Lived His Life. This would have worked better as one of Patterson's stand alone novels. Cross could have been removed from this and the same story more or less unfold.
  • Suzanne
    3.5* Love the Alex Cross novels. In the latest we experience a country that is put into turmoil with numerous assassinations of US leaders including the president of the US. Overall it was fascinating to read but I felt like more needed to be touched on about his client who ends up leaving us with a shocker at the end. I hope we here more on it in the next Alex Cross novel, or event a bookshot. My quick and simple overall: good and quick paced fo...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for an advance copy of Target Alex Cross, the twenty sixth novel to feature psychologist Dr Alex Cross.When Senator Elizabeth Walker is shot dead by a sniper every agency is on high alert and the FBI drafts in Alex Cross to help in the investigation. At the same time his wife, Chief of Detectives for Metro PD Bree Stone launches her own investigation. Unfortunately for them this is ...
  • Monnie
    A tad far-fetched plot, perhaps, but this story certainly serves up timely issues and, dare I say, is a very enjoyable entry in the Detective Alex Cross series (this is the 26th, and I've read most of them). Alex and his Washington, D.C., chief of detectives wife Bree take center stage throughout, with their kids and Alex's feisty Nana Mama mostly in the background - which is just fine with me (they're very cool characters, but I don't want them ...
  • Louise Wilson
    Alex Cross #26Dr Alex Cross is a psychologist and his wife, Bree Stone is the newly promoted chief of DC detectives. When a sniper shoots and kills Senator Elizabeth Walker, every agency has been put on high alert. The FBI draft in Alex to help with the investigation while Bree launches her own. Then other attacks take place against prominent officials. This causes grave concern and mass panic. All agencies across the USA are hunting for the kill...
  • Liz
    I found it difficult to keep track of all of the characters, especially at the beginning and I thought the ending was a bit rushed and disappointing but overall the plot was well-crafted and original. 3 stars
  • Jo
    Target: Alex Cross(Alex Cross #26)by James Patterson Alex Cross is James Patterson's most famous character, Morgan Freeman portrayed him twice, in two very memorable performances as Alex Cross.I've read all 26 novels in the Alex Cross series and you'd think after 26 novels I'd be ready to say goodbye to this series - but no. This is the only series that Patterson doesn't use a co author on so the writing in this series is a compelling read.TARGET...
  • Mandy White
    I love that I have gone back to the Alex Cross series. This book was full of action and twists... oh and that ending!! Love it!!
  • Julie Parks
    I took James Patterson's Masterclass a while back and realized that I still hadn't read a single book of his. Well, not cover-to-cover anyway.He's a very masterful storyteller, and I love that he writes just like he teaches - in short chapters focusing on action and dwelling on what words to use to describe this or that. It really feels like an easy go.It says #26 on that cover but it could easily be standalone.Nice companion for one weekend. Tha...
  • Skip
    In the aftermath of the unexpected death of the U.S. President, Alex Cross is tapped by the FBI to help investigate into the professional assassination of GOP California senator, Betsy Walker, in Washington D.C. As the local Chief of Detectives, Alex's wife Bree Stone is also on the case. The first break in the case is when the assassin himself is killed by a fellow professional, who was seen entering the country. The rest of the book is quite a ...
  • Pauline
    Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson is a fast paced thriller that has plenty of action. This is the 26th book in the series and you get to know the main characters and family well. After the assassination of a senator Alex's wife Bree is searching for the Killer and Alex is being stalked by an unknown person. I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Julie Lacey
    Another gripping read from James Patterson. The book begins with an assassination and the sniper’s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex and his wife, Bree Stone, are tasked with finding the killer. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the person responsible. Soon other key people are assassinated and Alex realises that this is only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation. His fears come to life, a...
  • Marcia
    I know I will always read the next Alex Cross book, but this is no longer my favorite series. Maybe after book 26 this series has become too predictable.
  • Carol Suraci
    Wow! James Patterson has done it again. Another "unputdownable" thriller!
  • Angela
    Fast, good read. Still a fan of Alex Cross!
  • Cyndy Todd
    Once again Alex Cross saves the day! Great book!
  • Becca
    I had so many James Patterson books on my bookshelves until about a month ago, when they found a new home with my Auntie and Uncle. (I kept the best of the best - Kiss the girls, Along came a spider, Roses are red). I have read quite a few, but it was just time to let someone else have a go. This popped up on Netgalley and I thought that a digital copy couldn't hurt, I don't need room on my bookshelves for it. Let's have another one! :)This is a ...
  • Kate
    A hugely entertaining, tense and action-packed thriller, which I think you can enjoy whether you've met Alex Cross before or not, I certainly did. There are a lot of threads winding through this novel and they knit together perfectly, driven along by intense short chapters. I love this sort of book when it's done well and this is one of the best I've read in quite a while. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
  • Arlene
    Meh. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good either. This is one of those books that makes me wonder why I’ve been reading this series for so long. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 2.5
  • Mystery & Thriller
    The Alex Cross series seemingly has been around forever. Cross is certainly James Patterson’s best-known creation (which is saying something, given his prodigious creative output). He has kept the series popular by evolving the life of his character, as well as the supporting cast, and giving readers far more than their money’s worth by featuring two or more plotlines that either run separately or intersect. Patterson changes things yet again...
  • Kathy Rhode
    Another good Alex Cross book. Great action/suspense as I tried to figure out who was trying to overthrow the government.
  • Emily
    I really wanted to love this book, because it started out with a bang, and my husband kept telling me how good it was. And the first half was action-packed and exciting, so the pages turned quickly. But about 1/3 in it started dragging for me, and I kept wondering how much longer I had to go -- never a good sign. Really good books I never want to end. There were so many characters to keep straight and numerous subplots, and the storyline just see...