Author: James Patterson
Series: Alex Cross, Book 14
Book Description from Amazon:
“When the home of Alex Cross’s oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he’s chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man–the African warlord known as the Tiger. Just when the detectives think they’re closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Tracking him to Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone.”
I’m a huge Patterson fan, but I did not like this book. At first, I was really into it and liked it a lot, but about halfway through, it just got WAY too weird for me! The whole plot of chasing a killer to Africa was a bit ridiculous, in my opinion. I felt that the ending was very rushed and I closed the book wondering – “What the heck was that?!” Definitely not one of Patterson’s better efforts. It still is the trademark short chapters, so the book does read very fast, but I just didn’t get this one.