For Alex Cross, the toughest cases hit close to home-and in this deadly thrill ride, he’s trying to solve the most personal mystery of his life.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.
Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he’s hot on the trail of both a brutal killer, and the truth about his own past-and the answers he finds might be fatal.
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James Patterson isthe most popular storyteller of our time. He is thecreator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, JaneEffingSmith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as ourmilitary heroes, police officers,and ERnurses. He has coauthored #1 bestsellingnovelswithBill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and receivedan Edgar Award, ten Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.