Jack & Jill by James Patterson (#3 Alex Cross)

Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, #3)

Jack & Jill by James Patterson

Published: 1996



Jack & Jill by James Patterson is the 3rd in the Alex Cross Detective Series.

Re-reading this series decades later, they don’t seem quite as good.

However, that being said, this one starts to develop Alex’s character, and shows how close he is to his family, and yet how determined he is to do his job.

When a couple calling themselves Jack and Jill start their killing spree with a US Senator, Alex is called in. The ultimate target seems to be the President, and Alex has his work cut out for him. Meanwhile, young children are being killed, and in Alex’s neighborhood. How can he possibly work both cases — especially with his boss in the background trying to kill his career.

So there is a lot of intrigue, a lot of things happening, and overall it goes very fast, but I’m still not as impressed as the first time around. Maybe book 4?  I am not saying this is bad, it may just be the political angle that is contributing to my lack of interest.



Favorite Quote from Jack & Jill: “Failure isn’t falling down, it’s staying down.”

Re-Read: June 2016

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