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)
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller
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Reviews Target (Alex Cross, #26)

  • Maureen
    1970-01-01
    ** 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...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • jv poore
    1970-01-01
    I feel fortunate that Mr. Patterson uses his devious mind to develop fictional diabolic disasters. Otherwise there'd be trouble.
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Julie Lacey
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    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
  • Mandy White
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Jewels
    1970-01-01
    Another enjoyable page-turner from James Patterson.As usual, I will give away no finer details about the plot in my review - there are plenty of others out there who already do that.It was good to revisit Alex Cross and his family. This time Alex - and his wife Bree - are battling to unravel an assassination plot. As usual with Patterson books, there is more than one thread to the tale, in this case there is more than one plot - and more than one...
  • Lel Budge
    1970-01-01
    It has been a few years since I have read one of James Patterson’s books in the Alex Cross series and while this is #26 it works well as a stand-alone.It begins with Alex Cross and his family at the funeral of President Catherine Grant and her sudden demise caused a lot of upset and sadness for not only Alex, but the whole nation.The new President is James B Hobbs and when a Californian Senator is assassinated, Cross is called into the investig...
  • Becca
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Marie
    1970-01-01
    I'm not gonna lie...I love a James Patterson particularly an Alex Cross one! It's not even a guilty pleasure cos I hold my hands up and admit it quite openly!.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...
  • Lel Budge
    1970-01-01
    It has been a few years since I have read one of James Patterson’s books in the Alex Cross series and while this is #26 it works well as a stand-alone.It begins with Alex Cross and his family at the funeral of President Catherine Grant and her sudden demise caused a lot of upset and sadness for not only Alex, but the whole nation.The new President is James B Hobbs and when a Californian Senator is assassinated, Cross is called into the investig...
  • Marcia
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Sammy Jackson
    1970-01-01
    Brill as always
  • Sue Plant
    1970-01-01
    would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this bookwow where to start..the president has been shot...and then others are being murdered...all by different assassins...can cross sort out the mysteries behind this before anyone else gets killed...brilliantly written though and understanding on american politics is handy to know before reading this...
  • Joan
    1970-01-01
    When the President of the USA dies suddenly the whole country mourns their Head of State. They stand by, lining the streets from Capitol Hill to the White House, to watch the funeral cortege pass, showing their love and respect for him. Amongst them is Alex Cross who also feels very sad at the death of such a worthy and popular leader. Very soon afterwards an influential Senator falls to the ground, felled by a sniper’s bullet and then simultan...
  • Svetlana Tishchenko
    1970-01-01
    Siberian Dogs don’t get sick or Good Bye James Patterson.I have to admit I was in love with him. I met him by share accident. Along Came a Spider was lying on the car floor in my fiancé’s car. He bought the paperback but never read it. I had. I read it and I was hooked. Every Christmas I would get more and more Patterson’s books. I devoured. Alex Cross was my favourite. I absolutely loved girls from Women’s Murder Club. Then, it started ...
  • Megan Jones
    1970-01-01
    Men and women from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. A sniper's bullet strikes another devastating blow to the heart of Washington with the assassination of a prominent senator. The new President calls on Alex to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America's most wanted criminal. Alex has a terrible feeling that the assassination is part of a much larger plan. ...
  • Paula Stammers
    1970-01-01
    This is the 26th Alex Cross instalment and if you have read and enjoyed any of the previous 25 you will definitely enjoy this one too. If on the other hand you haven’t read any of the previous books this one can be read as a stand-alone as a lot of the background is provided throughout the pages but you will probably find yourself going back and reading all of the previous books.Alex Cross is back working with the FBI after a number of assassin...
  • Nikki Brooks
    1970-01-01
    The sublime Alex Cross and co is back!I love this series so much. There is no dumbing down of plot to play to the masses. It's buckle up and prepare to be bamboozled at every turn. Just when you think you have the plot sussed...blammo you get hit in the grey matter by another twist!Alex and his family attend the funeral of the late present who had died from a brain tumour. But as the Big Wigs and political piranha settle in with the new President...
  • Elainedav
    1970-01-01
    This is number 26 in the Alex Cross series. I have read most, if not all, of the previous books in the series, but actually I don't think that is essential as the storyline is so strong in this book, that it would stand alone well. From the series, you get to know the background of the family as well as Alex's background as a psychologist, detective and FBI agent. Often there is an undercurrent of a story which stars one of Alex's children. In th...
  • Courtney
    1970-01-01
    First of all, is this book sponsored by Uber? I don’t think I’ve ever seen Uber mentioned that many times in. . . any sort of media ever. That was a strange detail that stuck out to me. Second of all, I can’t see this being all that realistic. That took me out of the book from time to time. It was very over the top. I will give it credit for being very action packed though. I thought I would like seeing Alex practicing more in his private p...
  • Bobbie
    1970-01-01
    This was a good read like almost every James Patterson book, however there are points of contention I have regarding his research. First, he references a C-130 cargo jet. The C-130 is not a jet. Next is the author's claim that the most senior senator is automatically elevated to the position of president pro tempore of the Senate. That is untrue. The president pro tempore is a position to which a senator must be elected by the majority party. It ...