James Patterson has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Discover the riveting thriller series featuring Detective Alex Cross. Set in Cross' gritty beat in the heart of Washington D.C., the series follows the Metropolitan Police Department detective as he hunts criminals, solves grisly murders, and strives to protect his family.
The toughest cases are the ones that hit close to home. When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost, he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer, and the truth about his own past - and the answers he finds might be fatal.
Cross the Line
Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer...with a conscience. Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread - the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
The People vs. Alex Cross
No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series Detective Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law. Until now. An old nemesis of his, Gary Soneji, has been dead for years, but now he's the focus of a strange criminal cult. A violent encounter with them results in Cross copping murder charges - and becoming the poster child for trigger-happy cops. He knows it was self-defence. Will the jury agree? Suspended by the police and fighting for his freedom, even Cross's own family begin to doubt his innocence as shocking evidence against him emerges. With everything on the line, Cross must go it alone. He's the only one who knows that there's a real murderer watching from the shadows, one Cross must stop - even if it means he can't save himself...
Could a ghost from his past take everything away from Alex Cross?
Mere hours after witnessing the execution of a killer he helped put behind bars, Alex Cross is called to the scene of a copycat murder. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse: 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? As the executed convict's family launch a vicious campaign against Cross, his abilities as a detective are called into question. The enigmatic 'M' lures Cross out of Washington, DC to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details that conjure up decades-old cases and Cross family secrets . Details that make it clear M is after a prize so dear that – were the killer to attain it – Cross's life would be destroyed.