A steady stream of books come from James Patterson _ with co-authors and wholly his own, hardcover and paperback, reprints and new. He's probably the most prolific American scrivener around. His literary creations include several police detectives, the most popular of which is Washington, DC's Alex Cross.
KILL ALEX CROSS by James Patterson, 469 pp, 2012 Arrow paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 350 baht
Much is made of Cross as a family man _ wife, nanny, two children, a third in the process of being adopted. At times, the CIA have called on his services. Years on the force have honed his instincts. It bothers him that perps have no rules while cops must go by the book, but he accepts the handicap.
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