- Double Cross (novel)
Double Cross Author(s) James Patterson Country United States Language English Series Alex Cross Genre(s) Thriller, Mystery novel Publisher Little, Brown Publication date November 13, 2007 Media type Print (Hardcover) Pages 400 pp (first edition, hardback) ISBN ISBN 0316015059 (first edition, hardback) OCLC Number 128237623 Dewey Decimal 813/.54 22 LC Classification PS3566.A822 D68 2007 Preceded by Cross Followed by Cross Country
On December 2, 2007 Double Cross became the number 1 best seller in the New York Times.
Alex Cross rejoins the Washington DC police force in pursuit of a serial killer who wants to be a mega-celebrity. Alex Cross has a new girlfriend, Brianna Stone, who is also a detective in the police force. Each murder becomes increasingly complex and expands the audience to the murders. The killers ‘modus operandi’ is that he adores an audience to his murders. Throughout the story the murderer is referred to as DCAK, short for “The Washington DC Audience Killer”.
- 2007, USA, Little Brown ISBN 0-316-01505-9, 13 November 2007, Hardback
The novel begins with serial killer Kyle Craig, a former FBI agent. The next chapter follows Kyle in prison, where he is visited by his lawyer/fan, with whom he plans his escape. Back in Washington D.C., a man plans the murder of crime reporter Tess Olsen, whom he kills before an audience. Alex Cross is at home with his girlfriend, Bree, when they receive a call about the murder. Though he is no longer a member of the force, Alex insists that he be allowed to accompany her to the scene, and she begrudgingly allows it. When they arrive, Bree tells him to stay in the car. After some time Alex feels he cannot simply stand by, and joins Bree and Sampson in the victim's apartment. They find a recording of Tess' murder, at the end of which Cross' name is mentioned, sucking him into the case. During the investigation, Alex is informed that Kyle Craig, the "Mastermind", has escaped from prison in the guise of his lawyer. At the same time, his lawyer had donned his client's appearance, returning to the cell in his place, where he committed suicide. Alex must now hunt down both the audience killer and the Mastermind.
Alex Cross series by James Patterson
Along Came a Spider (1993) · Kiss the Girls (1995) · Jack & Jill (1996) · Cat and Mouse (1997) · Pop Goes the Weasel (1999) · Roses Are Red (2000) · Violets Are Blue (2001) · Four Blind Mice (2002) · The Big Bad Wolf (2003) · London Bridges (2004) · Mary, Mary (2005) · Cross (2006) · Double Cross (2007) · Cross Country (2008) · Alex Cross's Trial (2009) · I, Alex Cross (2009) · Cross Fire (2010) · Kill Alex Cross (2011)
Works by James Patterson NovelsThe Thomas Berryman Number (1976) · Season of the Machete (1977) · Virgin (1980) · The Midnight Club (1988) · Hide & Seek (1996) · Miracle on the 17th Green (1996, w/ Peter De Jonge) · See How They Run (1997) · When the Wind Blows (1998) · Black Friday (2000) · Cradle and All (2000) · Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001) · The Beach House (2002, w/ Peter De Jonge) · The Jester (2003, w/ Andrew Gross) · The Lake House (2003) · Sam's Letters to Jennifer (2004) · Honeymoon (2005, w/ Howard Roughan) · Lifeguard (2005, w/ Andrew Gross) · Beach Road (2006, w/ Peter De Jonge) · Judge and Jury (2006, w/ Andrew Gross) · The Quickie (2007, w/ Michael Ledwidge) · You've Been Warned (2007, w/ Howard Roughan) · Sundays at Tiffany's (2008, w/ Gabrielle Charbonnet) · Sail (2008, w/ Howard Roughan) · Swimsuit (2009, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The Postcard Killers (2010, w/ Liza Marklund) · Private (2010, w/ Maxine Paetro) · Don't Blink (2010, w/ Howard Roughan) · Toys (2011, w/ Neal McMahon) · Now You See Her (2011, w/ Michael Ledwidge) · Kill Me, If You Can (2011, w/ Marshall Karp) · The Christmas Wedding (2011, w/ Richard DiLallo) · Guilty Wives (2012, w/ David Ellis) Alex Cross seriesAlong Came a Spider (1993) · Kiss the Girls (1995) · Jack & Jill (1996) · Cat and Mouse (1997) · Pop Goes the Weasel (1999) · Roses Are Red (2000) · Violets Are Blue (2001) · Four Blind Mice (2002) · The Big Bad Wolf (2003) · London Bridges (2004) · Mary, Mary (2005) · Cross (2006) · Double Cross (2007) · Cross Country (2008) · Alex Cross's Trial (2009, w/ Richard DiLallo) · I, Alex Cross (2009) · Cross Fire (2010) · Kill Alex Cross (2011) Daniel X series Maximum Ride seriesMaximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (2005) · Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever (2006) · Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (2007) · Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (2008) · MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel (2009) · Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel (2010) · Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel (2011) Michael Bennett series Witch and Wizard seriesWitch and Wizard (2009, w/ Gabrielle Charbonnet) · Witch and Wizard: The Gift (2010, w/ Ned Rust) · Witch and Wizard: The Fire (2011, w/ Jill Dembowski) Women's Murder Club series1st to Die (2001) · 2nd Chance (2002, w/ Andrew Gross) · 3rd Degree (2004, w/ Andrew Gross) · 4th of July (2005, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The 5th Horseman (2006, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The 6th Target (2007, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 7th Heaven (2008, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 8th Confession (2009, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The 9th Judgment (2010, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 10th Anniversary (2011, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 11th Hour (2012) Non-fictionAgainst Medical Advice: A True Story (2008, w/ Hal Friedman) · The Murder of King Tut (2009, w/ Martin Dugard) This article about a thriller novel of the 2000s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.