On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can’t refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber. His accusers? The United States Army. As a new woman in Cross’s life brings him hope in the face of a devastating loss at home, Cross and Sampson go up against codes of honor and silence and three ruthless killers. But a bigger threat lies in wait: Their controller, a lethal genius who will introduce Cross to new depths of terror . . the last of the FOUR BLIND MICE.
Okay before I even get into the nitty gritty, let me just say, this was a fairly easy book to get into. Out of the series so far, it’s probably been the easiest to just curl up and read. That being said, I’m not overly impressed.
While the book itself was okay, I still find myself rolling my eyes at a lot of the parts with Alex and his family. Why is Nana “cackling” like she’s hovering over a boiling pot of witches brew, all of the time? Of course, Alex is falling for Jamilla. Because lord knows, this character can’t keep it in his pants and is so annoyingly pathetic in regards to “needing” someone, that he makes Human Bella look good.
But seriously, did we need to see 11 year old Damien rush in about a “friend” who’d taken E? Sometimes it’s like watching (reading) a soap opera script.
I liked the overall back story for the killers. But can someone please get James Patterson some new jokes to put into his books? This is the second book in the same series that he tells the stupid Lawyer and the Devil make a deal joke. I’m almost fairly certain it’s the second book in a row (though it may have been the one before last).
Billie and John? Wah, wah, wah. It’s not as annoying as Alex’s love life, but seriously, can we not have someone falling in love? At least in ONE of the books?
At this rate, I will be begging Alex to be killed off in a few books. Hopefully JP gets his stuff together in the next one!