James Patterson. Kiss the Girls. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.

As an expert in abnormal psychology working for the FBI, Dr. Alex Cross is used to calmly solving gruesome crimes, but in Kiss the Girls the case is personal.  His niece–a law student at Duke–is kidnapped while on campus, and he comes to the Triangle to try to help find her.  The North Carolina police and FBI are dealing with “Cassanova,” a man who is collecting beautiful and talented female victims.  There is also a second predator on the loose, a killer on the west coast with the nickname “The Gentleman Caller.”  A break in the case comes when one of Cassanova’s victims, a UNC med student, fights her way free of her captor.  This is the second book in the Alex Cross thriller series and the only one set in North Carolina.  It inspired a 1997 film of the same name starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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Filed under 1990-1999, 1995, Durham, Novels in Series, Orange, Patterson, James, Piedmont, Suspense/Thriller

One Response to James Patterson. Kiss the Girls. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.

  1. Eileen McGrath

    This is a novel that is still available at bookstores and larger public libraries. Your first stop should be your local library.

    If you want to purchase a copy, stop by a bookstore. The larger bookstores are likely to have it on hand. The price of the paperback is: $14.99. The bookstore may ask for the ISBN number for the book. It is: 978-0446677387

    This is the type of book that often turns up in yard sales and at thrift stores, so be sure to look through the books offered at these venues.