Deadly Cross - James Patterson

Deadly Cross

By James Patterson

  • Release Date: 2020-11-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,323 Ratings


The murder of a glamorous DC socialite becomes Alex Cross’s deadliest case since Along Came a Spider.
Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public—she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers—and across Alex Cross's mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more.

While John Sampson of DC Metro Police investigates the last movements of Christopher Randall, the educator killed along with Kay Willingham, detective Alex Cross and FBI special agent Ned Mahoney find unanswered questions from Willingham's past, before she arrived in DC and became known in DC society as someone who could make things happen. They travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. There they find a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, all of them closed to outsiders like Cross and Mahoney.

Kay had many enemies, but all of them seemed to need her alive. The harder the investigators push, the more resistance they find when they leave behind the polite law offices and doctors' quarters of the state capital. Alex Cross will need to use all his skills as a doctor, a detective, and a family man to prevent that resistance from turning lethal . . . again.


  • Kept Mel in suspense

    By Drstevenyc
    It was as always a well told story which included their personal stories as well. James Patterson has made me feel as if I’d met the characters in person.
  • Only fair

    By Dan Vermilion
    Patterson is a great writer and I have enjoyed most of his books. However, this one is slow and has a weak story. There are far too many pages devoted to the hero’s not-too-interesting family life.
  • Thrilling

    By Suddyz
    James Patterson never disappoints when it comes to the character Alex Cross. The story built upon previous stories and never let me rest from beginning to end. Lots of detail and mystery is the hallmark of James Patterson’s Alex Cross books.
  • A great read

    By Nrwuv2shop
  • Deadly Cross

    By dhlwils
    Great book! Classic Alex Cross!
  • Deadly Cross

    By Tom Brummett
    I’ve read a lot of James Patterson books and would put this one about average or a little above. I didn’t not like the book....just a good read.
  • Very poor for JP. Request a credit, as possible? Tippy914

    By Tippy914
    Very poor - not like other JP. Request a credit, as possible. Alan Pearce
  • Fast read

    By maonmb
    Was nice to read a good book again
  • Deadly Cross

    By Plutospal
    Loved the time with the kids.l
  • Private

    By Jekaplan florida
    As always never a dissappointment