Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider Discover the classic thriller that launched the detective series of the past twenty five years now one of PBS s Great American Reads Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph D in psychology

  • Title: Along Came a Spider
  • Author: James Patterson
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  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • Discover the classic thriller that launched the 1 detective series of the past twenty five years, now one of PBS s 100 Great American Reads Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D in psychology He works and lives in the ghettos of D C and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime He s a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes t Discover the classic thriller that launched the 1 detective series of the past twenty five years, now one of PBS s 100 Great American Reads Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D in psychology He works and lives in the ghettos of D C and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime He s a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities.Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington Blond, mysterious, seductive, she s got an outer shell that s as tough as it is beautiful She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph What is she running from What is her secret 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, who wants to commit the crime of the century, is playing at the top of his game Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police Who will be his next victim Gary Soneji is every parent s worst nightmare He has become Alex Cross s nightmare And now, reader, he s about to become yours Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World

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      Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books wo Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated 7.25 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and 2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees.Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated than one million books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas.In May 2015, Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives.Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors.Patterson s awards for adult and children s literature include the Edgar Award, the International



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    • James Patterson The man writes a book and you read it It s plain and simple He knows how to write a mother fucking story This wasn t the first book I read but damn The dude keeps makin a brother come back for It gets even better when you re reading a book about the REAL OG Alex Cross.Short attention span James Patterson s books come automatically equipped with small chapters.Enjoy reading before bed Forget about it You re laying down in bed, right HAIL NO This shit has you on t James Patterson T [...]


    • I am honestly speechless after reading that Everything that a thriller should be I am embarrassed to say that this is the first James Patterson book I have read excluding his book shot series.Although I was unfamiliar with his work I think everyone who likes fiction has heard of Alex Cross.He was one of many standout characters in this novel Alex Cross, detective, doctor of psychology, hypnotiser, friends of the poor people when he helps out at a food shelter, respected by the black people I am [...]


    • This is the first book I ve read in the Alex Cross series and it won t certainly be the last James Patterson is a fabulous author as I m sure many would agree and when it comes to writing a page turner he sure knows how to keep the reader turning the pages at a fast pace Along Came A Spider is a book with the lot, mystery, crime, suspense, oh and did I mention it s a cracking thriller I can t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series If you haven t read this book then do yourself This [...]


    • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here ALONG CAME A SPIDER Police Procedural US Cont PoorPatterson, James 1st in seriesWarner Books, 1992 PaperbackThe daughter of a famous actress and son of the secretary of the Treasury has been kidnapped The boy s body is found and the kidnapper demands that Detective Alex Cross be the one to deliver the 10M ransom The money is taken, but the girl is not returned and Alex joins forces with Jezzie Flanagan, the superviso [...]


    • I have been recommending this book for years Yes, the movie adaptation was terrible yes, some of the later Alex Cross entries were somewhat weak I m looking at you, Violets Are Blue But the first book of the Alex Cross series is still an amazing read What really made this book work for me was the antagonist, Gary Soneji He s chilling and creepy, yet he s still utterly fascinating The game of cat and mouse between Alex Cross and Gary Soneji is gripping and exciting.However, the book is n I have b [...]


    • It was a few years back that I read Along Came The Spider I found the plot is predictable just like those typical Hollywood thriller movies I could not find the book much engrossing, and was rather disappointed by the climax which was a cliched twist, and ruins whatever was, if any, good in the plot before It was only the psychopathic villain, Gary Soneji, that appealed to me Whereas Alex Cross, the detective, was very boring All in all, it was a below average read which I would not recomme It w [...]


    • ALONG CAME a SPIDER Alex Cross, 1 is the classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the 1 detective series of the past twenty five years Excellent book full of action and a ending I never saw coming This novel is a game of cat and mouse between Detective Alex Cross and psychopathic villain,Gary Soneji, and will have you flipping the pages to see what will happen next.


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