'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
The nineteenth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
Detective Alex Cross is called into action on Christmas Eve - and he'll be lucky to see the New Year...
Celebrating Christmas with his family, veteran Washington D.C. detective Alex Cross hears his phone ring. He knows what that sound means: this won't be a merry Christmas.
A drug-crazed father has taken his own family hostage, and the lives of the rest of the Fowler family depend on Cross.
But it's not just them. As the suburban nightmare unfolds, so too does a far greater threat - a terrorist attack like Washington has never seen, and Cross is caught right in the middle...