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In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building - and then killing the bank employe In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., 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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In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building - and then killing the bank employe In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., 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.

30 review for Roses Are Red

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    HOLY COW...My mouth literally dropped open when I read the last sentence in this book! To be completely honest, I read that same sentence like 5 times! Holy chit, batman! I am off to start the next book, Violets are Blue to see where this goes! Holy cow!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Phrynne

    I always know I am enjoying a book when I find myself staying up past midnight to finish it. That's what happened with this one and though I regret the loss of sleep I do not regret one word of the reading:) I love hearing about Alex Cross's rather unusual little family and it was sweet to hear about a new addition. Apart from that the story was, as usual, action packed, fast moving and full of really nasty murders. Just what I like. The ending was particularly shocking and very sad. It was also I always know I am enjoying a book when I find myself staying up past midnight to finish it. That's what happened with this one and though I regret the loss of sleep I do not regret one word of the reading:) I love hearing about Alex Cross's rather unusual little family and it was sweet to hear about a new addition. Apart from that the story was, as usual, action packed, fast moving and full of really nasty murders. Just what I like. The ending was particularly shocking and very sad. It was also a masterful cliff hanger which guarantees I have to read the next one.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    This installment of the Alex Cross series has some pretty interesting crime plot and developments in Alex’s personal life. I feel like his personal life is going to be as interesting as the crime plots in the books of this series. Guy just can’t seem to get his love life under control and something is always popping up in his family life. The ending was upsetting though. Thought he may have found a good companion. I read the description of the next book and am looking forward to that one right a This installment of the Alex Cross series has some pretty interesting crime plot and developments in Alex’s personal life. I feel like his personal life is going to be as interesting as the crime plots in the books of this series. Guy just can’t seem to get his love life under control and something is always popping up in his family life. The ending was upsetting though. Thought he may have found a good companion. I read the description of the next book and am looking forward to that one right away! My quick and simple overall: quick read and good for an afternoon of entertainment.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    Bam! I had a slight hiatus from Alex Cross, and now I am back in the game! It is so hard to put this one down! I devoured the last half of the book! So much goes on that all ties together! Ok so The killer in this one is a guess I've had more than once for other books.. That's all I'm going to say. But still when it was revealed I was still shocked! Great job James Patterson. Alex Cross is one of the greatest series I have ever read! Bam! I had a slight hiatus from Alex Cross, and now I am back in the game! It is so hard to put this one down! I devoured the last half of the book! So much goes on that all ties together! Ok so The killer in this one is a guess I've had more than once for other books.. That's all I'm going to say. But still when it was revealed I was still shocked! Great job James Patterson. Alex Cross is one of the greatest series I have ever read!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    This book had me all over the place. But then again, it is a book written by James Patterson so I wasn't really shocked. Roses are Red was good but I don't know if it was my favorite. I've read so many and while this book didn't disappoint me at all - it's just way to hard to pick a favorite book right now. I'm only on book 6 so I can't really be like "OMG THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OUT OF THE WHOLE GOD DAMN SERIES" because there's a shit ton of books within this series. I want to read them all and This book had me all over the place. But then again, it is a book written by James Patterson so I wasn't really shocked. Roses are Red was good but I don't know if it was my favorite. I've read so many and while this book didn't disappoint me at all - it's just way to hard to pick a favorite book right now. I'm only on book 6 so I can't really be like "OMG THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OUT OF THE WHOLE GOD DAMN SERIES" because there's a shit ton of books within this series. I want to read them all and then when I get to the last book I will somehow try to pick my favorite child. Now back to this book and yes this review will have spoilers. (view spoiler)[Roses are Red sort of gives you a murdering duo. However, you just know the person planning these murders out as The Mastermind. But is there really just one guy behind all of this? Who knows. Alex Cross is dealing with all of these robberies and murder scenes while also dealing with a crap ton of personal shit too. Christine is going through a post-traumatic stress situation with the whole kidnapping thing that happened a year ago. They, Alex and Christine, have had their baby in the last book (named Alex Junior) and he get's baptized in this one. However, the one thing I didn't see coming happened. Christine left. She fucking left Alex, the baby, the life, and moved to a different state. Now I didn't really like Christine in the beginning, then I foolishly started to like her in the last book, and now I hate her again. Then there's Alex and his kids and I don't want to spoil anything about them - I was just sad for like a chapter or two guys. Go read it. Cry with me. (hide spoiler)] Other than that, there's the whole mastermind thing. It honestly confused me in some cases and I just wanted to figure out how everything was connected. And then the whole ending just blew my mind. I needed more. I hate cliffhangers. I'm so glad that I have a lot of these books either in my room or on my Kindle because I don't have to wait to read it. I'm going to dive right into the next book right now.

  6. 4 out of 5

    The Cats’ Mother

    I’ve read quite a few from this series over the years, in completely random order, and then did go back to the beginning, as I have the first 15 or so downloaded, but hadn’t read any James Patterson for a few years, after overdosing on them in the past. It was therefore quite nice to go back to one of the early Alex Cross books, that he actually wrote himself, and remind myself that they are still pretty good easy thrillers. This one was published in 2000, but stands up pretty well. Alex Cross is I’ve read quite a few from this series over the years, in completely random order, and then did go back to the beginning, as I have the first 15 or so downloaded, but hadn’t read any James Patterson for a few years, after overdosing on them in the past. It was therefore quite nice to go back to one of the early Alex Cross books, that he actually wrote himself, and remind myself that they are still pretty good easy thrillers. This one was published in 2000, but stands up pretty well. Alex Cross is hosting his baby son’s christening party when his friend, FBI agent Kyle Craig, summons him to another crime scene. This is the last straw for his partner Christine, who is still traumatised from her prolonged kidnapping by the Weasel in the last book. Regardless, Cross knows he has to get involved: a team of bank robbers have been needlessly executing hostages and the police have no clues. When the first perpetrators are found dead, but the attacks continue, they discover that a shady figure called The Mastermind is coordinating the heists, and deliberately recruiting killers. Cross has a lot going on here - the end of his relationship, his daughter is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the FBI are taking over the case, led by an attractive new SAC, Betsey... Actually one of the problems I have with this series is just how fast he moves from one woman, that he’s supposed to be deeply in love with, on to the next with nary a look back. The other is that he rarely actually solves a case himself, having to be told where to look for the killer, or stumbling onto the answer by accident. I like detectives to actually detect. The denouement of this was a bit complicated and didn’t really make sense, then there’s the shock ending to take us into the next book, that I definitely didn’t see coming. This was a fast read, and I’ll probably have forgotten much of the plot within weeks, which is why I have some difficulty being sure which of them I’ve already read, but it only took an evening (having read the first few chapters months ago then being distracted by more urgent review deadlines) and I did mostly enjoy it as Cross is a likeable hero and his family are entertaining characters. 3.5 rounded up for still being able to surprise me.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Ugh. I've read a handful of Patterson's books and none of them would qualify as good literature, but this one was particularly awful. The writing is cliched and one-dimensional, the characters are uninteresting, and the story tries to be so shocking that it actually ends up being predictable. There are not enough clues to actually figure out who the bad guy is, so basically you just have to wait until they tell you and then you aren't surprised and don't care. I didn't care when his girlfriend l Ugh. I've read a handful of Patterson's books and none of them would qualify as good literature, but this one was particularly awful. The writing is cliched and one-dimensional, the characters are uninteresting, and the story tries to be so shocking that it actually ends up being predictable. There are not enough clues to actually figure out who the bad guy is, so basically you just have to wait until they tell you and then you aren't surprised and don't care. I didn't care when his girlfriend left, I didn't care when one of the main characters died because there is just no reason to care. Didn't care when his daughter had a brain tumor, in fact the kids were so unrealistic in how sweet and happy they were that every scene with them was more laughable than serious. I really don't understand why these books are so popular other than that the majority of people are practically illiterate. I have nothing against violence and murder and shocking stories, but at least make them interesting.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brandy

    So, all I got to say is, “how are you going to do me like that, Patterson?” I mean really? I got no kiss goodbye, no farewell my friend, it was just “here’s the end and all is not happily ever after! No kiss goodbye with this one! All I got was a big smack across the face and a “see you next book,” kind of ending!🤣 Ok, well played, Mr. Patterson. Yes, I’m reading on. Roses are Red left me only wanting more! I still wish that I’d have discovered this series prior to now. 5 stars amazing read - my So, all I got to say is, “how are you going to do me like that, Patterson?” I mean really? I got no kiss goodbye, no farewell my friend, it was just “here’s the end and all is not happily ever after! No kiss goodbye with this one! All I got was a big smack across the face and a “see you next book,” kind of ending!🤣 Ok, well played, Mr. Patterson. Yes, I’m reading on. Roses are Red left me only wanting more! I still wish that I’d have discovered this series prior to now. 5 stars amazing read - my favorite so far in the series (mostly due to the cryptic ending!)❤️

  9. 5 out of 5

    -A

    James Patterson doesn't disappoint. I like when he makes the reader keep on guessing. Guessing, guessing, guessing... James Patterson doesn't disappoint. I like when he makes the reader keep on guessing. Guessing, guessing, guessing...

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    Number six in the Alex Cross series. This is Alex Cross and, as expected, he is up to his neck in it again. I don't know how James Patterson does it but with each book the villains get progressively more sadistic and vile. Alex and his new, good looking, of course, female FBI sidekick are collectively pulling their hair out trying to catch the sadistic "mastermind". The mastermind is in the process of stealing a huge amount of money and leaving a heap of dead bodies in his wake. As if this wasn't Number six in the Alex Cross series. This is Alex Cross and, as expected, he is up to his neck in it again. I don't know how James Patterson does it but with each book the villains get progressively more sadistic and vile. Alex and his new, good looking, of course, female FBI sidekick are collectively pulling their hair out trying to catch the sadistic "mastermind". The mastermind is in the process of stealing a huge amount of money and leaving a heap of dead bodies in his wake. As if this wasn't enough for Alex to be going on with he is also having his heart broken, romanticly as well as health issues. All is not well in the Cross household. Everything you would expect in a Alex Cross book is here, page turning, death, blood and the biggest, meanest monster this side of Mars. The end was a real jaw dropper. Things that I have issue with. What is Samson, his best friend since childhood, doing in these books? All he seems to do is go around calling Alex "sugar". What is the point? Why does his family have to be so sickly sweet. I live for the day when somebody, anybody, throws a conniption. WOW they're human after all. A fast, entertaining easy read. A four star recommendation.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Generally I like books to have complete stories. These stories have a beginning, middle and end and when I read the last page my mind evaluates or digests what I have read and I can then form an opinion. Roses are Red by James Patterson isn’t like his average stories. Most of Patterson’s novels begin by corralling the reader into his world and leading them down corridors with short chapters and never ending action. Along this fast paced ride through the hall of suspense the reader gets flash imp Generally I like books to have complete stories. These stories have a beginning, middle and end and when I read the last page my mind evaluates or digests what I have read and I can then form an opinion. Roses are Red by James Patterson isn’t like his average stories. Most of Patterson’s novels begin by corralling the reader into his world and leading them down corridors with short chapters and never ending action. Along this fast paced ride through the hall of suspense the reader gets flash impressions of possible danger in different directions as through open doors and unfettered windows. This, eventually, leads the reader to a climax that gets the heart pumping and juices flowing. When the story comes to an end a feeling of wellbeing fills your mind and the world is once again a good and safe place. Roses are Red is different. An extensive and exhausting manhunt lasting four hundred pages ends where it began (minus a few cold victims) and the reader can start again in its sequel. It has all the elements of a memorable read and I highly recommend it to lovers of crime fiction.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda McGill

    Wow what a crazy ending! Alex Cross is fighting a villain called The Mastermind. The Mastermind sets up a number of bank robberies and takes the bank employee's families as hostages. If everyone does what they are told then they are safe. If not, they die. There is no mercy or forgiveness. I enjoyed the mystery of Roses are Red. I wished they spend more time talking about the history of the Mastermind. Maybe they will in the next novel? I hate reading about Alex Cross's personal life. I really don' Wow what a crazy ending! Alex Cross is fighting a villain called The Mastermind. The Mastermind sets up a number of bank robberies and takes the bank employee's families as hostages. If everyone does what they are told then they are safe. If not, they die. There is no mercy or forgiveness. I enjoyed the mystery of Roses are Red. I wished they spend more time talking about the history of the Mastermind. Maybe they will in the next novel? I hate reading about Alex Cross's personal life. I really don't care. Some situations were unrealistic (view spoiler)[investigating a large crime while your daughter is fighting for her life in the hospital (hide spoiler)] and don't get me started on his love life. Excited to read the next novel and see what the Mastermind has in store!

  13. 5 out of 5

    David Erickson

    I felt this wasn't the best of the Alex Cross series, but it was very good. The wirting pattern makes it easy to set the book down and come back to it. The one thing that annoys me is that the biggest bad guy never seems to get his nailed. While in some of the books, some of the bad guys are figured out and brought to justice, but dang I want to see the worst of the worst - the mastermind - nailed. I know this makes it possible for a same theme sequel, but it leaves an unsatisfactory aftertaste. I I felt this wasn't the best of the Alex Cross series, but it was very good. The wirting pattern makes it easy to set the book down and come back to it. The one thing that annoys me is that the biggest bad guy never seems to get his nailed. While in some of the books, some of the bad guys are figured out and brought to justice, but dang I want to see the worst of the worst - the mastermind - nailed. I know this makes it possible for a same theme sequel, but it leaves an unsatisfactory aftertaste. I purposely purchased 'Violets are Blue' to see Alex catch the mastermind, but in looking up the novel, I discovered that he once again eludes capture. Then I learn the Weasel is still at large too. As Alex Cross says, he's in an ongoing nightmare he can't seem to shake, but us readers deserve a break too. Alex nails the current bad guys, but the really bad guys, the ones who torment him, never get caught. I'm not sure I'm going to pick up the sequel to "Violets are Blue'. It's way past time for Patterson to let Alex finally nail the Weasel and the Mastermind and move on.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    I can not begin to describe how much I hated this book. Uninteresting, the main character wasn't particularly appealing, and the writing is terrible. The end is a cliffhanger, and I could care less about getting the next book to find out the end of the story. This is the first James Patterson book I read, and the last. I can not begin to describe how much I hated this book. Uninteresting, the main character wasn't particularly appealing, and the writing is terrible. The end is a cliffhanger, and I could care less about getting the next book to find out the end of the story. This is the first James Patterson book I read, and the last.

  15. 4 out of 5

    La Tonya Jordan

    Detective Alex Cross is a magnificent person. This book is well written. It shows family dynamics, friendships, love, and the suspense of never knowing whom the killer truly is until the end. Days later you still can’t believe who the killer truly is. The unanswered question is will Detective Cross ever figure it out. Must read for anyone who likes suspense.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Well holy crap! This is one of the few times that this series has left me with a cliffhanger at the end of a book. I guess I'll have to start the next one really soon - normally by the end of the book you get the sense of how it's going to end. Not this one. Not this one AT ALL. Ughhh why must I work in an office where I can't READ all day?! Well holy crap! This is one of the few times that this series has left me with a cliffhanger at the end of a book. I guess I'll have to start the next one really soon - normally by the end of the book you get the sense of how it's going to end. Not this one. Not this one AT ALL. Ughhh why must I work in an office where I can't READ all day?!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    did thaT JUST...............

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted--mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C. 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. Alex Cross takes on a case, certain that this is no ordi In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted--mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C. 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. Alex Cross takes on a 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 crises at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime. It has a sad ending. This isn't my favorite of Patterson's books. I got behind and am trying big time to get in order and caught up. My library rarely has the books in order .....

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rakesh

    Wow, I didn't expected the twist in the tale. A true page turner. Wow, I didn't expected the twist in the tale. A true page turner.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Wijas

    Roses are Red by James Patterson is an exciting mystery that is led by D.C’s top detective Alex Cross. A group of professional bank robbers and their leader “The Mastermind” plan and execute perfect robberies while committing malicious murders of “innocent” people. Crosses life is a mess throughout the book as he deals with family problems while trying to stop the craziest psychopath he has every seen. This book is not only a great read but it also shows the importance of family life and how qui Roses are Red by James Patterson is an exciting mystery that is led by D.C’s top detective Alex Cross. A group of professional bank robbers and their leader “The Mastermind” plan and execute perfect robberies while committing malicious murders of “innocent” people. Crosses life is a mess throughout the book as he deals with family problems while trying to stop the craziest psychopath he has every seen. This book is not only a great read but it also shows the importance of family life and how quickly someone can be on the edge of dieing. It makes you realize how much you should cherish life and enjoy every minutes of it. James Patterson is an exciting author who makes reading become more of a movie in your head. His easy to read style of writing and his suspenseful scenes makes you feel as if you’re following the book through a video camera. “He dived off the deck-which was five floors above the street”… “Francis had made a dive five stories down to a shimmery blue swimming pool”(Page 362). He draws pictures in your head from everything from crazy murderers to his valued family situations. I could never put this book down since from chapter to chapter I couldn’t predict what was going to happen next. The only down side to this book was that some times I felt like the characters did things that put them in danger that could have been easily avoided if they had used common sense. If you’re a Law and Order or CSI crime lover, then this book is definitely for you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re fourteen or fifty, Patterson writes in a way so that anyone can enjoy it as long as you love a good mystery. So if you are an action junkie who loves unpredictable twist and turns, then Roses are Red is without a doubt a great book for you. I would give it 5 stars out of five. This book is an absolute thriller and roller coaster right up to the end.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    Unfortunately, this is going to be my last James Patterson novel. I think that there just comes a point where you realize you have outgrow certain authors and I haven't particularly cared for the last three Patterson novels I have read. Sad to me, because I remember staying up ALL NIGHT to read Kiss the Girls in college. I realized tonight that I don't want to read any more JP and I don't want to read any more John Grisham, so all of the rest of my unread novels of both of these guys (great writ Unfortunately, this is going to be my last James Patterson novel. I think that there just comes a point where you realize you have outgrow certain authors and I haven't particularly cared for the last three Patterson novels I have read. Sad to me, because I remember staying up ALL NIGHT to read Kiss the Girls in college. I realized tonight that I don't want to read any more JP and I don't want to read any more John Grisham, so all of the rest of my unread novels of both of these guys (great writers that they are) are going to be going to other readers that want them via paperbackswap.com. How did I come to this conclusion? I really wasn't that razzed about this novel at all and I'm shocked that it was a best seller. First you think it's one guy, and it's not. Then you think it's another guy...and it's not. And the final shocking crime? Yeah, it's pretty bad, no question, but there are so many unanswered questions. The romance between Alex and Betsey was sweet, and maybe I would have been more emotionally vested in the Christine/baby Alex situation if I had read Pop Goes the Weasel, but that set aside (the fact that these Cross books should be read in order), this book just didn't rely a lot on evidence to follow the Mastermind (I guess because there wasn't much), the crimes all seemed to be the same with no real MO or pattern or differentiation, and really? I seriously could have lived without the necrophilia. The end didn't shock me one bit...again, another curse of reading this book out of the series order. But as a stand-alone book, it just didn't hold my attention very well. Sayonara, Dr. Cross.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ashley B.

    This one held my interest pretty well, but I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. This installment in the Alex Cross series definitely leaves you with a cliffhanger, and I’m hoping it plays out well in the next book rather than Patterson having thrown out a name for the shock factor. We will find out. Happy reading!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lulu

    Whew!!! I'm ready to start on book 7 ... Violets Are Blue Whew!!! I'm ready to start on book 7 ... Violets Are Blue

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gary

    I enjoyed this shocker thriller, but I have to be honest; the police/FBI work seems naive and not if the standard I expect.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was sloppy. It was never explained why the Mastermind became the Mastermind. Solving the crimes was a series of unbelievable, unrealistic, and predictable lucky guesses by Alex Cross? In fact, the robberies and the hostage situations became predictable as well. The characters caught as the "Mastermind" came out of no where and were gone almost as soon as they were introduced providing no depth to the story. A lot of chapters with very poor development in the plot. This book was sloppy. It was never explained why the Mastermind became the Mastermind. Solving the crimes was a series of unbelievable, unrealistic, and predictable lucky guesses by Alex Cross? In fact, the robberies and the hostage situations became predictable as well. The characters caught as the "Mastermind" came out of no where and were gone almost as soon as they were introduced providing no depth to the story. A lot of chapters with very poor development in the plot.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Oh. My. God. I can't believe what I've just read. 'Roses Are Red' - book 6 in the Alex Cross series - has given me goosebumps. Action packed throughout, but perhaps not as gripping as previous books in the series, I was convinced this book would end up with a 4 star rating. Until I got to the last page. The very last page. What a spectacular cliffhanger of an ending. So now I'm left with very little choice except to get straight to book 7. Oh. My. God. I can't believe what I've just read. 'Roses Are Red' - book 6 in the Alex Cross series - has given me goosebumps. Action packed throughout, but perhaps not as gripping as previous books in the series, I was convinced this book would end up with a 4 star rating. Until I got to the last page. The very last page. What a spectacular cliffhanger of an ending. So now I'm left with very little choice except to get straight to book 7.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    I wish I could rate this more than 5 STARS, Definitely onto the next book Violets are Blue... INCREDIBLE!!!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Roy McDine

    Excellent plot and a real page-turner - what a villain !!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cecily Kyle

    Better than the last one but I still am not loving this series as much as some of his others. I will definitely continue on the series because I am hoping I like the future stories a bit more. Decent Read!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte (Buried in Books)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Better than the previous 2 books. The story didn't get too crazy - even though it was centred on a series of bank robberies which appear to have been carried out by different crews but the same person appears to be behind all of them - a man they call The Mastermind. He has a habit of wiping out the crews when the job is done. But that's not all he does. The Mastermind has a varied criminal career - which includes kidnapping and rape as well as murder. Can Alex track down the Mastermind? On the ho Better than the previous 2 books. The story didn't get too crazy - even though it was centred on a series of bank robberies which appear to have been carried out by different crews but the same person appears to be behind all of them - a man they call The Mastermind. He has a habit of wiping out the crews when the job is done. But that's not all he does. The Mastermind has a varied criminal career - which includes kidnapping and rape as well as murder. Can Alex track down the Mastermind? On the home front there is a brief storyline for Alex's daughter Janine when she falls ill. Christine takes off for Seattle (because she can't get over what the Weasel did to her - it's not helped by the news that the Weasel seems to still be alive after the murder of his wife) and leaves little Alex behind with his father. Alex then becomes close to the special agent in charge of the Mastermind case - Betsey. Alex's love life seems cursed. The story was clever, but I had spoiled things a bit for myself by reading the backs of some of the later books in the series - so I knew who the Mastermind was already. But it'll still be interesting to see how Alex puts things together.

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