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Old 05-24-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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I'm having a hard time trying to narrow down list, but I will start with in no particular order

Jack Reacher ---- Lee Child's novels

Dirk Pitt ---Clive Cussler's novels

Alex Delaware----James Patterson

Christopher Snow---Dean Koontz

Tomorrow I'm sure my list will be different.

So who am I missing
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Don't you mean Alex Cross in the James Patterson books?

Cotton Malone in the steve berry books
Painter Crowe in the james rollins books

China Bayles in the Susan wittig Albert books
Kinsey Milhone
Stephanie Plum
Goldie the caterer in the Diane Mott Davidson books
Sheriff Joanna Brady-JA Jance books
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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Don't you mean Alex Cross in the James Patterson books?
This should teach me not to post after midnight

I had both Alex Cross from the Patterson novels and Alex Delaware from Jonathan Kellerman's novels on my short list.

others on the short list

Mitch Rapp---Vince Flynn
Odd Thomas---Dean Koontz
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Queen Cersei !
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park, Pittsburgh, PA
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Sam Vimes - Terry Pratchett Discworld
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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I'm having a hard time trying to narrow down list, but I will start with in no particular order

Jack Reacher ---- Lee Child's novels

Dirk Pitt ---Clive Cussler's novels

Alex Delaware----James Patterson

Christopher Snow---Dean Koontz

Tomorrow I'm sure my list will be different.

So who am I missing
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This should teach me not to post after midnight

I had both Alex Cross from the Patterson novels and Alex Delaware from Jonathan Kellerman's novels on my short list.

others on the short list

Mitch Rapp---Vince Flynn
Odd Thomas---Dean Koontz
I agree with Christopher Snow - I enjoy his adventures through the night hours.
Odd Thomas leaves me scratching my head. I am reading Odd Hours right now and have found myself saying aloud, "this is boring me", which is highly unusual for a DK book. The other Odd books were all great, so I have no doubt the ending of this one will surprise me.

My favorite characters are from a series by Celeste Deblasis. The Wild Swan trilogy encompasses the full life of Alex Thaine and Raine Falconer, distant cousins (who look like fraternal twins) who share a great love. Alex is 13 when they meet, Raine !8.

And then, there is always the wonderful Kent family from the whole Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Sookie Stackhouse & Lafayette-charlaine harris
Jeminia J-Jane Green
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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John Keller from Lawrence Block's "Hit Man" series.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Sam Vimes - Terry Pratchett Discworld
Darn it, I was going to say that !
In that case, my alternate will be Esme Weatherwax, witch extraordinnaire
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Wrangell, AK
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Dirk Pitt, John Keller and Jack Reacher are good picks. I prefer J. A. Jances Seattle detective J. P. Beaumont to Sheriff Brady. Others that I follow are:

Charlie "Bird" Parker....John Connolly (Every Dead Thing is 1st book)
Bob Lee Swagger....Stephen Hunter
Det. Dave Robicheaux....James Lee Burke
Rand, Matt & Perrin in The Wheel of Time series....Robert Jordan
Noah Bishop & Special Crimes Unit (paranormal)....Kay Hooper
Dexter....Jeff Lindsay
Elvis Cole & Joe Pike....Robert Crais
Silent Joe....T. Jefferson Parker
Jesse Stone....Robert B. Parker


Too many books....so little time!
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