Cross (Alex Cross, Book 12) (UK Edition) by James Patterson
By James Patterson
Alex move used to be a emerging megastar within the Washington, DC, Police division while an unknown shooter gunned down his spouse, Maria, in entrance of him. Alex's want for vengeance was once put on carry as he confronted one other large challenge-raising his young children with no their mother.
Years later Alex is creating a daring stream in his existence. He has left the FBI and organize perform as a psychologist once more. His existence with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex ultimately sounds like it's so as. He even has an opportunity at a brand new love.
Then Cross's former accomplice, John Sampson, calls in a desire. Now go needs to pass at the hunt for the main crafty, psychotic killer he has ever faced...and it pushes him dangerously with reference to the verge of collapse.
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.