A work friend and I were talking recently about books as she knows that I read a lot. I look forward to my lunch break each day as that is a block of time for me to read in my office. There are a lot of authors who write an awful lot of books and I often wonder whether they actually write them. I generally avoid these most popular authors. She suggested that I might like James Pattersonand his Alex Cross character. Rather than read the latest book I went to Amazon and ordered a copy of his first book in the series, Along Came A Spider.
In Patterson’s first novel in the Alex Cross series we meet Dr. Detective Alex Cross as he investigates a brutal murder in his neighborhood. Before he gets very far he is called in on a national case that pulls him from his original crime and puts him in the spotlight for which he has no real interest and is probably being used by his department for show and as a scapegoat later.
I found the story well written and of interest as some of the scenes took place not far from where I grew up. I liked the book enough to pick up the next in the series to read.