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The People vs. Alex Cross


"The charges: explosive. Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law -- until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? The evidence: shocking. As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can't say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. The People vs. Alex Cross: the trial of the century. As the prosecution presents its case, and the nation watches, even those closest to Cross begin to doubt his innocence. If he can't convince his own family that he didn't pull the trigger with intent to kill, how can he hope to persuade a jury? But even with everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal ... even if he can't save himself."--

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★★★★☆ The People vs Alex Cross

By Jellybean1979 on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:28:21

Another Alex Cross novel by James Patterson. The Alex Cross series is one of my favorites. Love the story lines and his family dynamics. Alex Cross has been charged with murder for shooting followers of the infamous Gary Soneji – Alex’s arch nemesis. While Alex has been removed from duty until his trial, his best bud Sampson gets him secretly involved in another case involving missing girls who are appearing in disturbing videos on the Internet. Once again another thrilling, fast paced ride from James Patterson.

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