James Patterson is at his suspenseful best in Violets are Blue--guaranteed to stun and satisfy every Alex Cross fan.
Vampires in Golden Gate Park? Detective Alex Cross doesn't believe it when he first hears about it. Then two joggers are found slain in a way that reminds him of an eerie unsolved case in D.C. and he begins to reconsider. Learning of similar murders in 8 other cities across the country, Cross quickly jumps at the chance to sink his teeth into the grisly investigation. Together with beautiful FBI agent Jamilla Hughes, he plunges into a menacing world of secret clubs and bizarre role-players, where people sometimes cross the line--from dark ritual to real blood.
Meanwhile the brilliant and terrifying criminal known as the Mastermind has returned--and he's more determined then ever to get revenge. Stalking, taunting and threatening everything--and everyone--Alex holds dear, Mastermind is close to breaking the senior detective. Until the time comes for a deadly confrontation--and Cross discovers at last the awful secret of his most relentless nemesis.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Little Brown & Company ( November 01, 2001 )
Item #: 10-115774
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I never miss a Patterson book expecially an Alex Cross novel..I enjoyed this as much as his other books. A little different plot line but still interesting...hopefully this wont be his last Cross novel..Am waiting faithfully for his next one...
Reviewer: M M
Am I becoming jaded or has our Mr. Patterson become a bit predictable and "stale", so to speak? Not enough about his family or Sampson and since we know who the Mastermind was (from Roses are Red), I was a little tired of waiting for Dr.C to find out too. Enjoyed the earlier books more - will probably continue to buy...I am surely a creature of habit.
This book was not up to James Patterson's usual writings. I found the subject matter of Vampires not realistic. Then we had a second story line of the "Mastermind" which was better than the main story line.
I'm a huge James Patterson fan and enjoyed "Violets are Blue," but previous "Alex Cross" novels were better. The "vampire" storyline was interesting and I enjoy the short chapters (they make me want to read just one more before turning off the lights...), but some of the "Cross" pizzazz or mystique is lacking. This makes me wonder what's next for Alex Cross and if he'll ever have another nemisis the likes of Gary Soneji.
Reviewer: Donna B
I'm sorry. I used to like Mr. Patterson's books, but the last books have been terrible. Repeated plots, short chapters, and insubstantial characters abound. In fact Cross almost disappears. In addition to that, there is revolting, perverted sex.
Reviewer: L G