Ethan e Zoe, fratello e sorella di dodici e quattordici anni, frequentano una prestigiosa scuola privata di Washington, l’ultimo luogo dove sono stati visti prima del rapimento. Ora infatti i due ragazzini sono scomparsi, portati via da una mano misteriosa, che è riu scita a eludere anche la sorveglianza del Secret Service. Sì, perché Ethan e Zoe non sono due ragazzini qualsiasi, ma i figli del presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America. Il detective Alex Cross è tra i primi a giungere sulla scena del crimine, ma si accorge subito che la sua presenza non è gradita e che FBI e CIA lo vogliono fuori dalle indagini, nonostante la First Lady in persona abbia chiesto il suo intervento. Cross, che prima di essere un detective è soprattutto un padre, indaga solo contro tutti. Chi ha preso Ethan e Zoe e perché? Nessuna rivendicazione, nessuna richiesta di riscatto... C’è invece una rivendicazione da una non meglio precisata cellula terroristica islamica per l’avvelenamento dell’acquedotto di Wa - shing ton: qualcuno sta per scatenare l’attacco più devastante che gli Stati Uniti abbiano mai subito. I due casi sono collegati? Mentre il tempo stringe, Cross prende una decisione drammatica che va contro tutto quello in cui crede e che potrebbe costargli la vita...
- ISBN: 8830441279
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 308
For me the Alex Cross books vary widely in quality but this was one of the good ones. I have to admit though that Patterson really likes to write about children being kidnapped. I am not sure how many times he has used this as a theme in this series but it certainly feels as though it pops up regular Leggi tutto
A couple of days ago I read Along Came A Spider (Alex Cross #1) and enjoyed it so much that I was upset I had no further Alex Cross novels. I really wanted to jump straight back into Patterson's tough gritty world of Washington DC following our hero Alex Cross. However; when perusing my office/libra Leggi tutto
It was an okay read, but really this should be the end of the Alex Cross series. The tank, Mr Patterson, has run dry. I am a loyal fan, but this? It was sloppy. The title is really meaningless since it is apparent up until the very end that no one really wants to kill Alex Cross. Half of the story t Leggi tutto
4.5* The president’s kids have been kidnapped and Alex is called to find the children while dealing with a messed up perp with a seriously devastating past. On top of this, Nana brings home a kid from the streets to join the Cross family. This series seriously takes so many turns but at least it was Leggi tutto
I was a bit disappointed in this one. I know most discerning readers have left Patterson behind. But I've been with him for many years, long before he became a factory. No mistake, I don't read much of his stuff anymore. But the Alex Cross books were a guilty pleasure I never minded admitting. But th Leggi tutto
First Read: Able to deal with character development on many levels, Cross and Patterson provide a very entertaining read, if not a refreshing return to Patterson's literary abilities. **SPOLER ALERT** Alex Cross is back with his wife and family, fighting for what he believes. When the President's chi Leggi tutto
I have read every Alex Cross book there is and have loved every one of them - until now. I found myself to be very disappointed with the latest installment of James Patterson's number 1 detective series. So, what had me so disappointed with the newest Alex Cross "adventure" (notice the quotations aro Leggi tutto
The next installment in the Alex Cross series. Just when you think the storyline can't become more captivating you soon find out that you are WRONG. I know there are many people that seem to dislike and have fallen off the Alex Cross wagon but I am not one of them. I have thoroughly enjoyed this ser Leggi tutto
Mmmmm, let me think on it for a minute. I feel very torn trying to write a review on this book and if I am being honest I really wanted to like it. Like many readers, when you have read a series as long as this you want things to be great all the time, but inevitably there will come a point when may Leggi tutto
Can you say WOW ? , I did as I opened up to begin Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson, especially when I discovered that this is the 18th book in the Alex Cross Series. Thinking about this brought back a conversation I had with a book lover's group "Bookaholics Anonymous" on Facebook about long-runni Leggi tutto
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