(Alex Cross 28)
A scandalous double homicide in the nation's capital opens the psychological case files on . . . Detective Alex Cross.
Until Kay Willingham's stocking murder inside a luxury limousine, the Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the sitting vice-president led a public life. But few -- including her onetime psychologist -- had any inkling of Kay's troubled past in the Deep South.
Murdered alongside her is Randall Christopher, a respected educator with political ambitions that may have endangered both their lives. While John Sampson of DC Metro Police tracks Randall's final movements, Alex and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years.
They discover that although Kay had many enemies, none of them had a full motive -- all of them needed her alive. Alex is left without a viable suspect, and facing a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way -- as a detective, and the protector of his family.
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.