Having risen to the top of seven bestseller lists in hardcover, this spellbinding thriller puts Alex Cross face to face with his most formidable villain yet. Cross's pursuit of the culprit of a string of Washington D.C. murders leads him to a British diplomat, but proving he's the killer becomes a potentially deadly task.
...Detective Alex Cross is back-and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling. Cross's pursuit of the killer produces a suspect, a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving he's the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As Shafer engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Cross has ever faced.
James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the blockbuster series MAXIMUM RIDE. More than 100 million of his books are in print around the world, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.