Roses Are Red

Roses Are Red

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Alex Cross is racing against time as a series of crimes stuns Washington, D. C. -- and he might be facing his most brilliant enemy yet.
In a series of terrifying crimes, bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building-and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter.
Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work; the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a personal crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 112 x 173 x 36mm | 204g
  • Warner Books Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0446605484
  • 9780446605489
  • 12,157

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The Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their precise demands-and their explosive violence when demands are not met excatly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work. Cross's investigation gets under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross and his entire team.
Amidst all this, Cross's relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure riseson every front, culminating in a shocking and explosive climax.
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THE SPECTACULAR EIGHTH #1 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF POP GOES THE WEASEL

#1 Washington Post

#1 Publishers Weekly

#1 Wall Street Journal

#1 Chicago Tribune

#1 Entertainment Weekly

#1 Philadelphia Inquirer

In this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he's ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been killing bank employees and their families if the robbers' instructions are not followed to the letter. Alex Cross knows this is no ordinary criminal -- the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a crisis at home -- but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime...
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"Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket to give us a buzz".

-- The New York Times
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About James Patterson

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
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3 23% (11,422)
2 3% (1,446)
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