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They’ve come for Detective Alex Cross’s family. Now he’ll come for them.
At a family celebration, Alex Cross hears the shocking news that his niece Caroline has been murdered. Grieving and furious, Cross’s investigation takes him to Washington D.C.’s wild underground subcultures – and reveals that Caroline wasn’t this killer’s only victim.
Partnering with his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, Cross finds himself confronting a world of unchecked power, where the capital’s most powerful people are hiding dirty, dangerous secrets that they’ll stop at nothing to protect.
As they close in on the killer, the evidence begins to point to the unimaginable – a revelation that could rock the entire world…
The third novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
Murders. Assassinations. Washington D.C. is under siege, and Detective Alex Cross has work to do.
A controversial Senator, found murdered in his bed. A little girl, savagely beaten to death. Alex Cross is under pressure from two fronts – but he knows even he can’t solve both cases.
Faced with an impossible choice, Cross has to come up with something incredible – because right now, nobody in Washington is safe, and it’s only a matter of time before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target…
A killer’s trail leads Detective Alex Cross to Africa – and a whole new world of danger.
Called in to investigate a massacre, Alex Cross is shocked to discover an old friend among the victims. Furious and devastated, he sets out to get justice.
The lethal Washington D.C. underworld leads him to the Niger Delta, where the heroin and slave trades are rife, and to the terrifying, psychopathic perpetrator of the massacre: the Tiger.
But nothing is what it seems, and as Cross travels deeper into this dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy, his own survival is on the line…
Detective Alex Cross’s world is crashing down around him.
Hunted like prey, his predator is preparing for the kill.
Alex Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now, he finds himself unable to protect even those closest to him.
He’s never faced an enemy like this before. One by one, everyone he loves is being taken from him. If he can’t find out how, he’ll soon have no-one – and nothing – left…
What’s more dangerous than a killer? For Detective Alex Cross, it’s a killer who thinks he’s the good guy...
Shots ring out in suburban Washington D.C. in the early hours. When the smoke clears, a senior police official lies dead, leaving his force scrambling for answers.
Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps up and takes command of the investigation – just as a brutal crime wave sweeps the region. There’s just one thing in common in these deadly scenes: the victims are criminals.
As Cross pursues a murderer who’s appointed himself judge, jury and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands – because although this killer has a conscience, the city Cross has sworn to protect is rapidly descending into chaos…
Detective Alex Cross is going home – to solve his most personal case yet.
When his cousin stands accused of a terrible murder, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in thirty years.
As he strives to prove his cousin’s innocence amid small-town corruption and prejudice, Cross unearths a family secret that makes him question everything he thought he knew.
Chasing the ghosts of the past, Cross is pulled into a case baffling local police: a grisly string of murders, all of socialites. Hot on the trail of a brutal killer as well as his own past, Cross knows the answers he finds might be fatal…
A sniper has Washington’s corrupt elite in their sights. Detective Alex Cross could be next.
Alex Cross is planning his wedding to Brianna Stone when the killings begin. Two of the capital’s most hated, corrupt politicians, slain by a sniper’s bullets – and there are more to come. Public opinion is divided: is the marksman a murderer or a hero?
As the media frenzy intensifies, Cross battles over jurisdiction with an FBI rival – and soon receives a call from the Mastermind, his deadliest adversary.
Cross’s worst fears are coming true: the Mastermind is in D.C., and this time he won’t stop until Cross and his family are dead…
The second novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
Detective Alex Cross is caught between two murderous masterminds – and so is his family…
When his niece Naomi goes missing, Alex Cross follows the trail – and discovers links to a string of recent abductions and murders, with one horrifying complication.
There are two killers at work on opposite sides of the country, collaborating and competing to commit the worst crimes the country has ever seen.
With his family at risk, Cross knows that his investigation is putting him directly in the line of fire…
Adapted as a major Hollywood movie, starring Morgan Freeman
From the writer of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller, The President is Missing.
TARGET: HEAD OF STATE
A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good.
TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINET
A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire career. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope.
TARGET: ALEX CROSS
Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation? It isn't long before his fears explode into life, and the nation plunges into a full-blown Constitutional crisis. His ingenuity, his training, and his capacity for battle are tested beyond limits in the most far-reaching and urgently consequential case of his life. As the rule of law is shattered by chaos, and Alex fights to isolate a suspect, Alex's loyalty may be the biggest danger of all.
Detective Alex Cross is called into action on Christmas Eve – and he’ll be lucky to see the New Year…
Celebrating Christmas with his family, Alex Cross knows that his phone ringing means this won’t be a Merry Christmas.
A drug-crazed father has taken his own family hostage, and the lives of the Fowler family depend on Cross.
But it’s not just them. As the suburban nightmare unfolds, so too does a far greater threat – a terrorist attack like Washington has never seen, and Cross is caught right in the middle…
The mind-blowing sequel to CROSS MY HEART
Detective Alex Cross has lost everything.
Thierry Mulch, a lethal and obsessive enemy, is holding his family hostage. Driven by hatred and revenge, Mulch is threatening to kill them all – and destroy Alex Cross forever.
But Cross is fighting back. In a race against time, he must defeat Mulch in an intricate battle of wits to save his wife and children – no matter what it takes.
The endgame is here.
The legendary thriller that launched the international Alex Cross phenomenon
Two children have been kidnapped from an elite Washington D.C. private school. Detective Alex Cross must find them.
But as he pursues the sinister kidnapper, Gary Soneji, Cross is pulled deeper into a tangled web of lies. Is Soneji really just a maths teacher with a get-rich-quick scheme – or is he something far more dangerous?
As the stakes rise, Cross realises the crime goes deeper than just two children – and could even be connected to the most notorious unsolved kidnapping in history…
Adapted as a major Hollywood movie, starring Morgan Freeman
Detective Alex Cross has three killers to hunt – and one to escape.
Washington D.C. is on edge. Three killers are on the rampage, and the body count is rising.
Pulled three ways by the different investigations, Alex Cross is under more pressure than ever before – and a crisis at home that threatens to tear his family apart pushes him close to the edge.
So close that he doesn’t realise he’s being watched…
James Patterson (Author) , Andre Blake (Read by)
Detective Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law. Until now.
Charged with murdering followers of his old nemesis Gary Soneji, Alex Cross becomes the poster child for trigger-happy cops.
He knows it was self-defence. Will the jury agree? Suspended from the police and fighting for his freedom, even Cross’s own family begin to doubt his innocence as shocking evidence mounts.
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…
The President’s children have been kidnapped. Detective Alex Cross is on the case.
First on the scene to a crime that rocks the world, Alex Cross grapples with an impossible crime – and with political pressure, finding himself shunted to the sidelines.
But a terrible week gets worse as a deadly contaminant in the Washington D.C. water supply cripples the capital, and Cross, under extraordinary stress, realises that the cases are connected. America is under attack.
Tasked by the desperate First Lady with finding her children, Cross is racing against the clock – and to have any chance of saving them, he must make a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in…
Detective Alex Cross delves deep into the past – to the case that haunts his family history…
In his own inimitable voice, Cross tells the story of Ben Corbett, lawyer to the poor and downtrodden in 1900s Washington D.C. – a disappointment to a family who wanted him to serve the powerful.
Out of the blue, President Theodore Roosevelt invites Ben to the White House, charging him with investigating a resurgent Ku Klux Klan in Ben’s own home town. The man who’ll help him? Abraham Cross, great-uncle of Alex Cross.
But as Ben and Cross delve into the hate lurking in this sleepy Southern town, fighting to help its tormented black community, these unlikely partners know that they’re risking more than their careers. This town will stop at nothing to avoid progress – even murder…