FC: Connor Darland | Double Cross by James Patterson
1: A | Antagonists | - Kyle Craig - DCAK
2: B | Book Summary | Alex Cross rejoins the Washington DC police force in pursuit of a serial killer who wants to be a mega-celebrity. Alex Cross has a new girlfriend, Brianna Stone, who is also a detective in the police force that helps him throughout the story. The killer's signature is that he likes an audience to his murders. Each murder becomes increasingly complex and expands the audience to the murders. Throughout the story, the murderer is referred to as DCAK (short for The Washington DC Audience Killer).
3: C | Climax | The climax in the book is when Alex Cross fights DCAK with a kitchen knife and kills him while Kyle Craig stands by and watches.
4: D | Description of Main Characters | Alex Cross - Former FBI detective and psychiatrist. Extremely smart and always stands for what's right. Kyle Craig - Former FBI partner of Alex Cross turned serial killer. Mentally distraught but very intelligent.
5: E | Exposition | Alex Cross is a former FBI detective. He now runs his own private psychiatrist office. He has three kids and is currently dating a detective named Bree Stone. He's most famous for the arrest and imprisonment of his former partner and notorious serial killer, Kyle Craig.
6: F | Figurative Language
7: G | Give an Alternate Ending | My alternate ending would be right after Alex Cross kills DCAK, Kyle Craig attacks Alex instead of running away. At first it's a fist fight but then Kyle Craig goes for the knife. However, Alex Cross gets to it first and stabs him. As Kyle Craig is dying, he asks for forgiveness.
8: H | Heart to Heart | Dear Alex Cross, I have come to understand your situation with Kyle Craig and his hatred of you. I think I could help you deal with him using several different techniques. One way is to try and figure out what might have caused him to snap and become a serial killer. If you could uncover this, you might be able to reverse some of the effects it had on him. However, if all else fails, you should hide your family and girlfriend. He's highly dangerous and knows where to find your loved ones. Most importantly though, if he comes face to face and threatens you, don't hesitate to kill him. He killed his own mother without hesitation, so imagine how he would treat you. I hope this advice has helped you. Farewell and stay safe.
10: J | Justify | This book is a must read for all teens. Double Cross is just purely amazing! I could read it over and over again. There are many reasons why I would recommend it to anyone. One is because it's thrilling and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Another is because it makes you think and wonder about the audience killer and what they'll do next. The imagery in the story is the best I've ever seen. There's a reason why James Patterson is considered a great author. The way the story is told, you feel like you're there with the characters. The book was also a New York Time's #1 Bestseller.
12: L | Lesson Learned | The lesson I learned from the book was that you should keeps your friends close and your enemies closer.
13: M | Making Personal Connections | One | One personal connection that I made was when they described where events were happening in Washington D.C., having been there myself. Another connection I made was the feeling that Alex Cross's son had when his father was never around because of work. My father, having deployed overseas this last year, was taken away by his job, too.
14: N | Narration | The story is told in third-person point of view. This point of view is most effective because it gives you a good look into the thoughts of each character. It also lets you see things that are happening at the same time but in different locations.
15: O | Obituary | Alex Cross Former FBI Detective and psychiatrist. Father of three, one son and two daughters. Outlived by mother. Famous for solving crimes such as the Kyle Craig killings and the D.C. Audience killer.
16: P | Protagonist | - Alex Cross - Bree Stone - Sampson
17: 11 | Q | Quotes
18: R | Resolution | Alex Cross kills the D.C. Audience Killer with a kitchen knife and then watches Kyle Craig as he runs away.
21: U | Undercover Mission | 1. He has a Master of Arts Degree in English from Vanderbilt University. 2. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife and son. 3. He holds a Guinness World Record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 63.
22: V | Visiting Your Favorite Character | 1. What made you leave police work? 2. Are you in love with Bree Stone? 3. What are you gonna do now that Kyle Craig is on the loose again? 4. Does it scare you that the audience killer was one of your patients? 5. Are you gonna stay with the police permanently now? | Alex Cross
23: W | Why? | I believe that there are many human motives that drive the character. I also believe that each character has a different human motivation. The greatest differing motivations are between the protagonists and antagonists. I think Alex Cross's human motivation is his family and girlfriend. Whereas, DCAK's human motivation is attention and recognition by Kyle Craig, his mentor. Bree Stone's motivation is by far my favorite though. She's motivated by the need to do what's right and deliver justice. By far though, the worst is Kyle Craig. He is filled with hate and has gone pretty much insane. His one and only motivation is purely revenge.
25: Y | Your Own Page | My review of this book is that it was excellent. James Patterson shows true genius! Double Cross was honestly the first book that I couldn't guess the ending to. This book alone makes me want to read the rest of the Alex Cross books, even though there's over thirteen others.
26: Z | Zinger | The big zinger for me in this story is when I figured out that the audience killer was just acting out different characters when he committed his murders. I thought that there might be an entire assortment of people committing the crimes but then I realized that it was just one man and woman.