Cross Fire (Alex Cross)

By James Patterson

Wedding bells ring

Detective Alex go and Bree's marriage ceremony plans are wear carry whilst Alex is named to the scene of the superbly completed assassination of 2 of Washington D.C.'s such a lot corrupt: a grimy congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. subsequent, the elusive gunman starts off deciding on off different crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

A assassin returns

The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the research. As Alex and Siegel conflict over jurisdiction, the murders proceed. It turns into transparent that they're the paintings of a pro who has precise wisdom of his sufferers' movements--information that just a Washington insider may perhaps possess.

Caught in a deadly move hearth

As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the marriage, he gets a decision from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and won't relent till he has eradicated move and his kinfolk for strong. With a supercharged mix of motion, deception, and suspense, Cross fireplace is James Patterson's such a lot visceral and intriguing Alex go novel ever.

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We’d simply hung up after a marathon convention name. “We’ve received not anything invaluable the following, no actual facts that Kyle killed Tambour or Patel, or maybe that he’s been in Washington. And not anything on that Beretta you pulled out of proof both, incidentally. ” The Beretta he was once relating was once the single Bronson James had utilized in the armed-robbery test. My unique thought were that Pop-Pop had gotten it from a gang member off the road, yet Kyle Craig may have simply as simply positioned that gun in his hand. I knew that Kyle preferred Berettas, and he knew that I knew. “I’m the proof,” I stated. “He’s referred to as me at the cellphone. He’s made threats. the guy is enthusiastic about me, Ron. In his brain, I’m the single one who’s ever overwhelmed him, and Kyle Craig is not anything if no longer hugely aggressive. ” “What approximately those disciples of his? only for the sake of argument. ” Burns used to be chatting with me but additionally to a dozen different brokers who took notes and banged away on laptops as he spoke. “The man’s bought fans, a few of them it seems that able to die on his command. It’s occurred prior to. How can we recognize he didn’t fee considered one of them for those hits? ” “Because the hits have been directed at me,” I stated slowly. “This is the half Kyle would wish to do himself. ” “Even so”—Burns stopped pacing and sat down—“we’re getting off aspect right here. no matter if Craig made those kills or he didn’t, our hand is pretty well a similar. We hold scouring the crime scenes. We ensure that our radar’s up and that our individuals are as prepared as they are often the following time he moves. ” “That’s now not more than enough. Goddamnit! ” I acknowledged, and swiped my notes off the table, taking with them a number of different people’s papers, too. without delay, I regretted it. “I’m sorry,” I acknowledged. “Sorry. ” Burns bent to the place i used to be identifying up the papers and placed out a hand. He pulled me to my ft. “Take a breather. cross get a few dinner. There’s not anything else to do immediately. ” love it or now not, he used to be correct. i used to be exhausted and a bit embarrassed, and that i certainly had to cross domestic for it slow. as soon as I’d collected up my stuff, I headed out. ready on the elevator, I felt my cell vibrate for the umpteenth time that day. It have been a gradual circulation of calls from MPD, Sampson, Bree, Nana— yet this time, whilst I checked out the identification, it simply acknowledged, “A. good friend. ” “Alex Cross,” I replied, and that i was once already heading again to the operations middle. “Hello, Alex,” Kyle Craig acknowledged. “Really within the thick of items now, aren’t we? ” bankruptcy seventy one “THIS mobilephone I’M CALLING ON is encrypted, so don’t trouble attempting anything,” Kyle went on. “Now, if I’ve timed this properly, you’re correct within the stomach of the beast. Is that correct? And don’t placed me on speaker—or I’m placing up. ” I got here into the convention room, gesticulating like loopy to allow them to recognize anything used to be occurring. brokers all started scrambling, even supposing there wasn’t a lot they can do. I had doubtless Kyle was once telling the reality concerning the encrypted cell. somebody passed me a pad and pen, and Burns sat down together with his ear on the subject of the mobilephone, until eventually an assistant ran over with a pc.

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