Four Blind Mice

Four Blind Mice

A Novel

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
12
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
With his resignation from the Washington Police interrupted by a case involving a friend who has been framed for murder, Alex Cross and partner John Sampson journey across military lines to confront the most brutal killer of their careers.

Blackwell North Amer
Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse. One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder. Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army. The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.
Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked - or concealed - by the military authorities. Drawing on their years of street training and an almost telepathic mutual trust, Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most ruthless - and deadliest - killers they have ever encountered. Behind these three highly skilled killing machines there appears to be an even more threatening controller. Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross's most terrifying challenge ever.
On his visits home, Alex must confront another, more disturbing mystery: what's the matter with Nana Mama? As he explores the possibility of a relationship with a woman who offers him new hope, Alex must also face the fact that his beloved grandmother is only human.

Baker
& Taylor

With his resignation from the Washington Police interrupted by a case involving a friend who has been framed for murder, Alex Cross and partner John Sampson journey deep across military lines to confront the most brutal killer of their careers. 1,500,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002
ISBN: 9780316693004
0316693006
Branch Call Number: FIC Patte
Characteristics: 387 p

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

v
vhuber
May 28, 2016

Alex Cross - Book 8

n
newfieshawn
Dec 07, 2015

Once again a great alex cross book

shadelforbooks Nov 22, 2014

I have not finished it yet , but from what I have read it keeps you hooked.

these killers are nothing to mess with and Sampson and Cross have thier work cut for them...

Enjoy it if you read this book!

c
cbalou
Mar 25, 2014

Back to the James Patterson writing that I like. Kept me interested in the book all the time which resulted in me finishing the book in 4 days.

r
rahmmie
Dec 08, 2013

Very good book by Patterson with some very heartwarming moments from the big Sampson, quite overdue in my opinion. I think one of the things I didn't like much about the book is how after not making any progress in the investigation, one single events reveals the names of the majority of culprits and from then it turns more from investigation to a "search and destroy" mission

kweekes Nov 25, 2012

A very good pick up to the series. Brings Cross fans to a new chapter in the development of Alex Cross

jwhite412 Oct 21, 2012

Everyone touts the fabulousness of James Patterson, so I decided to read this. I was very disappointed. Washington DC Detective, who is retiring the day the novel opens, decides to skip off to North Carolina (not his jurisdiction) to reopen a closed murder case (suspect is on death row) for a third party friend (not the victim). Without any mention of Departmental Approval, he makes numerous interstate trips (in the company car?) shoots up people and places (with his departmental weapon?), and frequently pisses off the Navy - which is covering up a huge conspiracy of some sort, and never gets a single phone call from his boss saying "we're in your office with your retirement cake… where the hell are you, and what they hell are you doing?" He does touch base with a friend in the FBI, who may want to hire him when he retires, and borrows some nifty new toys for this rogue investigation he is performing, but STILL never checks in or does a single jot of paperwork for his own department.
Within the first fraction of the investigation I was screaming. None of the obvious questions were asked. If Cooper was at the bar all night because he couldn't get ahold of his fiancée; and when he finally went home, she still wasn't there; and then when the Navy came to his door and arrested him for the murders he didn't commit he thought it was his fiancée finally coming home… WHERE WAS HIS FIANCEE ALL NIGHT? No one ever interviewed her, and she never appears in the novel. Also, the wheelchair kid who SAW the three real murderers going to the Jackson house videotaping their deeds… he reported his observations to the Navy, right? They were ignored. When Detective Cross re-discovers this kid and brings this evidence to light, and witnesses start getting shot…. Why does no one think to place this kid in protective custody? Come to think of it, WHY DOES NOTHING HAPPEN to that kid? THAT would have been a good plot device. I could go on forever, but I will just mention in conclusion that Detective Cross puts a "clip" in his handgun. Attention all fraudulent police genre writers: the item is called a "magazine". Thank you.

r
rwalker12
Mar 07, 2012

Like all of his other books this one was well done. I couldn't stop reading it and had to be told to put it down. Another expert novel by James Patterson.

h
hellhoundz666
Oct 24, 2011

the killers base there names off of the four horsemen (for those how don't know what they are: death on the pale horse, war on the black horse, famine on the green horse, and the devil on the dead horse.)

g
gtelesford
Jul 07, 2011

Seemingly innocent vietnam vets are being set up for grusome murders and executed by the state.How the real killers are caught and what the motive is.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top