James Patterson S Blockbuster Alex Cross Series Has Sold Over Million Copies And Now He S Bringing Those Thrills To A New Generation Alex S Son Ali Is Eager To Follow In His Father S Footsteps As A Detective, But When His Best Friend Goes Missing, What Price Will He Have To Pay To Solve The Mystery Ali Cross Has Always Looked Up To His Father, Former Detective And FBI Agent Alex Cross While Solving Some Of The Nation S Most Challenging Crimes, His Father Always Kept His Head And Did The Right Thing Can Ali Have The Same Strength And Resolve When Ali S Best Friend Abraham Is Reported Missing, Ali Is Desperate To Find Him At The Same Time, A String Of Burglaries Targets His Neighborhood And Even His Own House With His Father On Trial For A Crime He Didn T Commit, It S Up To Ali To Search For Clues And Find His Friend But Being A Kid Sleuth Isn T Easy Especially When Your Father Warns You Not To Get Involved And Ali Soon Learns That Clues Aren T Always What They Seem Will His Detective Work Lead To A Break In Abraham S Case Or Cause Even Trouble For The Cross Family Great middle grade mystery The story itself did not represent an accurate description of what would have happened but the mystery was compelling for a middle grade read. I loved most of this but there were some real holes in the story Ali, son of Alex Cross, is going to appeal to MG readers and perhaps provide some crossover to other mystery thriller writers His caring about his missing friend and determination to find him is appealing, but there s where the holes are surely the police would have been a little involved Either a missing person s report was filed by the parents or it wasn t If it was, wouldn t they have interviewed Ali and if not, wouldn t they have said something to him about the parents claiming he s ok so confusing There s a substory about Alex being sued by the family of a man he possibly shoved and put in a coma Alex says he slipped I have no idea if this is part of a story from the Alex Cross books, but it won t matter to MG readers because it s explained well enough for them without requiring them to have read another book.ARC provided by publisher.
- 320 pages
- Ali Cross
- James Patterson
- 27 January 2017 James Patterson