Refusing to Accept the Odds: Read an Extract from Ali Cross by James Patterson

Refusing to Accept the Odds: Read an Extract from Ali Cross by James Patterson

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If you’re hoping to entice your teen to indulge in some sustained reading over the final weeks of the school holidays, then Ali Cross by James Patterson could be the answer. This is a fast-paced, thrilling new YA read based on Patterson’s successful adult mystery series featuring Detective Alex Cross.

No doubt you are familiar with James Patterson who is one of the worlds biggest selling authors for adults – the Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies. Ali Cross is bringing stories of the Cross family to a younger audience.

When ten-year-old Ali’s best friend Gabe Qualls goes missing he is determined to help find his friend. Eager to follow in his father’s footsteps as a detective, Ali has picked up a few useful skills from observing his father in action. Adults who are familiar with the Alex Cross books will know of Ali from his appearance in that series.

However, time is ticking, and Ali isn’t satisfied with how the police are handling the case so despite being warned not to get involved he puts together a small group of friends and starts to investigate. Naturally, that means getting into trouble, tight situations and sometimes crossing the line.

Meanwhile, Alex Cross has his own problems to deal with. He is on trial for assault and the press are watching his every move. Read our full review 

 

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Synopsis

The son of Alex Cross follows in his father's footsteps in this exciting new YA thriller from globally bestselling author James Patterson.Alex Cross The brilliant DC detective who never gives up on a case.Ali Cross The tenacious kid who's determined to follow in his father's footsteps.The case that finally gives him a chance Ali knows Gabe Qualls better than anyone, so when his friend goes missing, Ali jumps right into action. Being Alex Cross's son has taught him the skills he needs to solve the mystery: intelligence, persistence, and logic. One thing he didn't inherit? Patience.Because Ali knows that with every day that passes without the police finding Gabe, the less likely it is that he'll ever be found. And being Alex Cross's son, he refuses to accept those odds.
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James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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