Jack and Jill Book Summary and Study Guide

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In Washington, D.C., a pair of cold-blooded killers calling themselves "Jack" and "Jill" brutally murder a U.S. senator in a hotel room. The killers, who have videotaped their crime, begin sending taunting rhymes and messages to the police, Secret Service, and FBI. Soon, they strike again, mutilating and murdering a TV newsanchor in her bed.
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Unable to process the mixed signals being sent by the crime scenes, the profiles, and the killers themselves, the feds bring in Detective Alex Cross, psychologist, homicide investigator, and serial killer-catcher extraordinaire, to solve the crimes and catch Jack and Jill before they strike again.

Meanwhile, in Cross's home neighborhood of Southeast, another killer begins to abduct and murder a series of young children culled from the campus of the Sojourner Truth School, where Cross's beloved children attend classes.
As the media frenzy heats up and the Truth School killer's crimes spiral out of control, Jack and Jill begin to blaze a trail of corpses across Washington, a trail that may lead to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...
The review of this Book prepared by James Craver

Here comes Alex Cross again, solving more homicide cases than ever before along with his detective friend, John Sampson.

In Jack and Jill, a controversial US senator is murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue; a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and others as well.

Meanwhile, Dr. Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim; a beautiful little girl.

Could there be a connection between the two murders?
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

A pair of Celebrity Killers wreaks havoc in the United States and their sights seem to be on the biggest celebrity of them all, the President. Alex Cross must take matters into his own hands to try and save the President's life.
The review of this Book prepared by Jose Notario

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Murder of certain profession?    -   politicians Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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