I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson


Can Alex pass live on his so much chilling - and private - case ever? Pulled out of a family members party, Detective Alex move will get lousy information: A cherished relative has been chanced on brutally murdered. Vowing to seize the killer, he quick learns that she was once combined up in a single of Washington, D.C.'s wildest scenes. and he or she used to be now not this killer's in basic terms sufferer . . .

The hunt for the assassin leads Alex and his female friend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a spot the place each delusion is feasible, when you've got the credentials to get in. quickly they confront a few extremely important, very safe, and extremely risky those who will do something to maintain their secrets and techniques secure. As Alex closes in at the killer, he discovers facts that issues to the unbelievable - a revelation that can rock the total global.

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It was once simply after 4 a. m. while Nicholson eventually received domestic. His brain was once nonetheless racing as he got here down the fast, curved slope of his driveway, and he approximately rear-ended the black Jeep four-door parked correct in entrance of the storage. “What the hell? ” His first cogent innovations have been of the disk in his glove field, and of Zeus. Jesus, was once it attainable an individual already knew in regards to the recording? may or not it's actual? now not eager to discover, Nicholson jammed the automobile into opposite, yet even that used to be too little, too past due. A fats guy was once already at his part window, pointing a handgun and shaking his head no. bankruptcy 39 WHAT used to be THIS—The Sopranos? It definitely seemed like it to Nicholson. there have been of them. A moment hoodlum-looking gent stepped into the glow of the headlights, pointing one other gun at his face. The fats one opened Nicholson’s door for him after which stepped again. The guy’s mouth hung open a bit, and his affordable golfing blouse was once tucked in, leaving a magnificent curve of abdominal suspended in midair. It appeared unimaginable that somebody as sloppy as this could be operating for Zeus—which left the most obvious query. “Who the hell are you? ” Nicholson requested. “What do you need with me? ” “We paintings for Mr. Martino. ” The accessory used to be manhattan, or Boston, or whatever. East Coast American. Nicholson slowly acquired out of the automobile, conserving either arms in sight. “Okay, then, who the hell is Mr. Martino? ” he requested. “No extra silly questions. ” The corpulent thug gestured Nicholson towards the home. “Let’s move within. We’re correct in the back of you, bub. ” It happened to Nicholson that he’d already be useless if this have been a simple hit. in order that intended they sought after anything else. What? They have been slightly contained in the entrance door whilst Charlotte Nicholson’s skinny, very frustrating voice got here seeping down from the upstairs corridor. “Babe? Who’s that with you? Isn’t it past due for visitors? ” “It’s not anything. no longer your drawback. return to mattress, Charlotte. ” Even now, he felt like throttling her, only for being the place she shouldn’t be. Her naked splayed toes and legs got here into the sunshine from the lobby as she took a step down. “What’s happening? ” she referred to as out back. “Did you no longer pay attention me? move. Now. ” She appeared to decide up on his tone, besides, and floated again into the darkness. “Stay up there,” he instructed her. “I’ll come get you later. nod off. ” He took his unforeseen visitors via to the nice room on the again, for extra privateness. additionally, the bar used to be there, and Nicholson headed instantly for it. “I don’t learn about you fellas, yet i may use a drink—,” he acknowledged, then felt a pointy crack in the back of his cranium. He stumbled down onto his knees. “What the fuck do you think that this is often, a social name? ” shouted the fats man. Nicholson felt offended sufficient to struggle, yet he was once in no place to do it. no longer even shut. So he pulled himself up, then onto the couch. fortunately, his imaginative and prescient used to be slowly coming again into concentration. “So what the hell do you need at 4 within the morning? ” The fats one hovered over him. “We’re trying to find certainly one of our men. He got here down the following a couple of week and a part in the past, and we haven’t heard from him considering the fact that.

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