Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jack and Jill by James Patterson

Ok, so I still picture Morgan Freeman sometimes, but I'm trying.

High society people are being murdered execution style with cryptic poems being left behind signed Jack and Jill. This becomes a big problem when it is revealed that Jack and Jill are the code names for the President and First Lady, who are the ultimate targets. At the same time in the poorer area of Washington D.C., a killer is beating small children to death from the same school where Alex Cross's son attends. Cross tries to stretch the hours of the day so he can work both crimes and keep his family safe.

I can tell such a difference in his earlier writings and his newer ones. I am starting at the beginning, because we know what happens when you don't. However, I couldn't get into this one much because the detail was not there. I didn't feel like I was in the room. The murders were just talked about in passing, no description. Which is probably a good thing, because I also just finished The 9th Judgment (review coming soon), I really have to stop reading books about baby murderers...

Regardless, it was an o.k. read and necessary for the Alex Cross storyline. Can't wait to get to the newer ones though.

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