The murder of a glamorous DC socialite becomes Alex Cross’s deadliest case since Along Came a Spider.
Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public—she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers—and across Alex Cross's mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more.
While John Sampson of DC Metro Police investigates the last movements of Christopher Randall, the educator killed along with Kay Willingham, detective Alex Cross and FBI special agent Ned Mahoney find unanswered questions from Willingham's past, before she arrived in DC and became known in DC society as someone who could make things happen. They travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. There they find a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, all of them closed to outsiders like Cross and Mahoney.
Kay had many enemies, but all of them seemed to need her alive. The harder the investigators push, the more resistance they find when they leave behind the polite law offices and doctors' quarters of the state capital. Alex Cross will need to use all his skills as a doctor, a detective, and a family man to prevent that resistance from turning lethal . . . again.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Alex Cross is just the levelheaded, meat-and-potatoes kind of detective you need when a case is practically bursting with media-frenzy potential. In this installment of James Patterson’s long-running series, a couple of bodies have been found in a Washington, D.C., parking lot. Alex knew one of the victims—socialite Kay Willingham, who happens to be the vice president’s ex-wife—and soon, he’s traveling to her family’s Alabama plantation home to unravel shocking secrets about the Georgetown influencer’s tumultuous past. Patterson’s dark mystery perfectly balances hardboiled grit with frightening thrills, and narrator Brad Sanders nails the tone, with the gravelly, no-nonsense grumble of a police chief from an ’80s action movie. We loved following along as Alex pieces together the case against a backdrop of corruption and deceit in the Deep South.
Love Alex Cross
Started kind of slow, but stick with it. Good story and plot with a surprising ending.
Boring and difficult to listen to
The book itself is predictable and just the same ol’ story. The narrator has such a deep voice that it sounds so silly when he does the other voices. Sorry I purchased this.
Same old, same old.
Nothing new and exciting. Same people doing the same thing together.