Cross - James Patterson Three Alex Cross books in three days. Yikes! This was probably my favorite of the three, but that is not saying a whole heck of a lot. This book tells the story about Cross finding out about who killed his wife all those years ago. This book was different in the sense that for most of it, Alex Cross was doing his own thing and the killer was doing his own thing. There was not a lot where Cross was on the trail of the killer until the very end. Like the other books, it is enough of a page turner to enjoy, but Patterson does not write books (excepting his earliest Cross novels) that stay with you as good literature after you have finished.