Alex Cross

Alex Cross is a crime, mystery, and thriller novel series written by James Patterson. Focusing on protagonist Alex Cross as he fights off against threats to his family and Washington, D.C., Cross is a widowed father and detective; his wife died leaving him with his children, Damon and Janelle as well as his grandmother “Nana Mama”. The series is narrated in first-person perspective by Alex Cross, yet unusually also narrates from the villains’ point of view in third person.

Dr. Alex Cross is a specialist in forensic psychology, originally working for the Washington DC police department and later as an FBI senior agent.

Each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however there are references to prior stories in the series.