After a year, Alex became a psychologist and opened a private practice; however, Alex left working as a psychologist after only two years to become a police offer.It is not until Patterson’s novel Violets Are Blue, that the reader learns the reason Cross left medicine was anger over the politics required to practice.I need help finding a new series or several really.Normally this wouldn't be a problem but it's not just for me I swap with my family as we all love romance novels and every new girl in the family is promptly introduced to Harlequin as a right of passage (or Sci Fi novels if that's their preference) but everyone reads at least some romance and all the boys know who the authors are, and they love sci fi.
Furthermore, the wealthy whites were not willing to see a “black shrink.” Alex immediately became hooked on police work and devoted his life to being a detective. The children’s mother was murdered prior to the first book being written.
Patterson does an excellent job of making Cross appear to be a relatable and everyday person.
For example, Patterson has Cross volunteer at a local soup kitchen every weekend where he is referred to as the “Peanut Butter Man.” From one novel to the next, the reader is able to imagine Alex’s life as if it was their friend or next door neighbor.
Alex Cross is the protagonist in twenty-one of Patterson’s novels that center on Alex’s career and cases with both the Washington D. The book follows Alex as he searches for the kidnapper of two wealthy children in D. Each novel gives the reader more information on who Alex Cross is and allows the user to become acquainted to him in each book. In a rags to riches story, Alex graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a doctorate in psychology.
As a child, Alex was immediately witness to tragedy and loss as his mother died from lung cancer following by his father dying from alcoholism the net year. Instead of going into medicine immediately, Cross chose to work as a farmhand for a year moving around the country.