From the Publisher
Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the
Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his
door with a case he can''t refuse. One of John Sampson''s oldest
friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for
murder. Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United
States Army. The evidence against him is strong enough to send him
to the gas chamber.
Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex''s
investigation turns up evidence overlooked-or concealed-by the
military authorities. Drawing on their years of street training and
an almost telepathic mutual trust, Cross and Sampson go deep behind
military lines to confront the most terrifying-and deadly-killers
they have ever encountered. Behind these three highly skilled
killing machines there appears to be an even more threatening
controller. Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will
prove to be Cross''s most terrifying challenge ever.
On his visits home, Alex must confront another, more harrowing
mystery: what''s the matter with Nana Mama? As he explores the
possibility of a new relationship with a woman who offers him new
hope, Alex must also confront the fact that his beloved grandmother
is only human.
About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers
than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World
Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977
James Patterson''s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He
is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most
popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including
Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr.
Patterson also writes the bestselling Women''s Murder Club novels,
set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series
of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes
full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published: November 18, 2002
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316147869
ISBN - 13: 9780316147866