Double Cross

James Patterson, Author, Peter J. Fernandez, Read by, Michael Stuhlbarg, Read by
James Patterson, Author, Peter J. Fernandez, Read by, Michael Stuhlbarg, Read by , read by Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg. Hachette Audio $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-059-1
Reviewed on: 01/28/2008
Release date: 11/01/2007

It was smart to hire two talented and very different readers for Patterson's latest blockbuster about now retired FBI psychiatrist and former ace profiler Alex Cross. Fernandez catches Alex's raspy wisdom with instant credibility (he's done Cross before, in London Bridges and Cross ), and Stuhlbarg is full of lighter charm as the narrator and one of the two serial killers who are trying to spoil Cross's return to private practice. Stuhlbarg makes Alex's former FBI colleague Kyle Craig, who turned out to be a mass murderer nicknamed the Mastermind, as charismatic as he is deadly. Cross's other burden comes from a more conventional serial killer terrorizing the Washington area where Alex's lady is on the case. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 22). (Nov.)

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