The sixteenth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
They’ve come for Detective Alex Cross’s family. Now he’ll come for them.
At a family celebration, Alex Cross hears the shocking news that his niece Caroline has been murdered. Grieving and furious, Cross’s investigation takes him to Washington D.C.’s wild underground subcultures – and reveals that Caroline wasn’t this killer’s only victim.
Partnering with his girlfriend, Detective Brianna 'Bree' Stone, Cross finds himself confronting a world of unchecked power, where the capital’s most powerful people are hiding dirty, dangerous secrets that they’ll stop at nothing to protect.
As they close in on the killer, the evidence begins to point to the unimaginable – a revelation about a very powerful man that could rock the entire world…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After detective Alex Cross receives devastating news that his niece has been murdered, he starts chasing a powerful killer down a dangerous path that leads straight to Washington, D.C. James Patterson’s Alex Cross series is a thrill ride. The 16th book in the series doesn’t disappoint, rolling out violent conspiracies that will keep both longtime fans and newcomers on pins and needles.
Bestseller Patterson offers nothing new on a theme he himself has already done to death in his 16th novel featuring detective Alex Cross (after Cross Country), in which Cross takes on yet another barbaric serial killer, this one known as Zeus. Word that an estranged 24-year-old niece, Caroline Cross, has been murdered disturbs Cross's birthday party. To make that horror even worse, the killer fed Caroline's body through a wood chipper. Cross soon discovers that Caroline supported herself as a high-price escort for Washington, D.C.'s elite, and that other women who served similar clients have turned up missing. Cross's investigation soon attracts the attention of the feds, and he concludes that Zeus is better connected than most of the psychopaths he's brought to justice. A subplot centering on a health threat to another member of Cross's family adds padding. Readers expecting the killer to be identified through insightful profiling will be disappointed.
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I, Alex Cross
Bit over the top, very extreme violence.