Author(s): James Patterson
Alex Cross has quit his job with the FBI and feels great about that, but he can’t seem to stay away. When a series of brutal rapes are committed across Washington and none of the victims will talk, Sampson calls on Alex for help. Alex uses all his skills as a psychologist in persuading one of the women to tell how the attacker scared her into silence — with mocking politeness, he’d showed her his photographs of horribly mutilated bodies. Cross’s hunt for the rapist leads him to ‘the Irishman’ Michael Sullivan, the deadly hitman from his past, who’s returned to Washington planning to kill the new mob Don, John Maggione. Mistakes will kill you, Sullivan tells himself as he starts to wage his own chilling one-man gang war — but he doesn’t intend to make any. How many will meet a gruesome end while the Irishman evades the FBI, the mob hit team — and Alex, still haunted by the loss of his first wife and the unsolved mystery of who killed her?
James Patterson is one of the best-known and bestselling writers in the world. He is the author of the two top-selling detective series of the past decade: the Alex Cross novels, including most recently MARY, MARY and LONDON BRIDGES and the Women's Murder Club series, including most recently THE 5TH HORSEMAN as well as many other No. 1 bestsellers. He lives in Florida.