Along Came a Spider

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Along Came a Spider

Format:  Paperback,

449 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Aug 2003

ISBN-13: 9780446692632

ISBN-10: 0446692638

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The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years
A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher . . . a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him - even after he's been captured.
Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.
Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair--at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happens in Alex Cross's precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: How do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Aug 2003
ISBN-13: 9780446692632
ISBN-10: 0446692638
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 449
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 446692638

About the author

Biography of Patterson, James

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.

Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title's Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! and 12th of Never.

Book description

Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.

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Rated 3 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 3 out of 5★ by 1st Book This is the first book of the Alex Cross series. If you like good guy/bad guy, cop type books, then you'll love this suspese novel. It was highly recommended to me from others, but I guess since I don't really enjoy drawn out murder/kidnap type of stories, I wasn't too fond of this book. 08/12/2009
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