Target, by James Patterson


 First the President, Catherine Grant, dies and the story opens with a procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House that is lined with mourners. Then with Cross and his families at the funeral.

When Senator Elizabeth Walker is shot dead by a sniper every agency is on high alert and soon, we see that the United States Cabinet is also a target. A constitutional crisis is full-blown. Bree Stone, Alex Cross’s wife, is the chief of DC detectives and Dr. Cross is called by the new President to investigate both play a role in finding out what happened.

The plot is twisted and fast paced, and it involves a team of six assassins and James Patterson still holds our interest even after 26 books in this series. Even so, Cross’s impact seems to be less than in prior books in this series.

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Quotes From Target

“Even wolves have moments of kindness.” 

“wondered at the human brain’s ability to seize on some terrible personal event and let that event define and control every action for years, decades, even lifetimes.” 

Other James Patterson Quotes

“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”

“Max, you're the last of the hybrids who still has...a soul.' ... 'She doesn't have soul,' Gazzy scoffed. 'Have you ever seen her dance?

“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”