I, ALEX CROSS
Alex Cross rules! There's no better way to spend a rainy afternoon than curled up with the latest episode in the career of Alex Cross. This time, the hunt for a crazed serial killer takes Alex into the hallowed halls of the White House, and the next dead body could be laid
at the President's front door. Cross is Patterson at his best -- serious, charming and insightful, and the finale will leave you gasping as a master delivers edge-of-your seat suspense.
A phone call during his birthday party hurls detective Alex Cross into one of his most dangerous and heartbreaking cases. Someone has murdered his beloved but estranged niece Caroline, and he vows to hunt down the killer. Alex soon learns Caroline was a high-class call girl, mixing with Washington's high and mighty in some of the wildest sex anyone can recall. More to the point, she wasn't the killer's only victim. As his investigation parallels the FBI's, Alex begins to wonder if they're helping or hindering. As the story unfolds it becomes clear that the answers will rock the nation to its foundation. (LITTLE, BROWN, Nov., 400 pp., $27.99)