Alex Cross is preparing to resign from the Washington Police Force. He's enjoying the feeling; not least because the Mastermind is now in prison. Also, Alex has met a woman, Jamila Hughes, and he is talking about the future.
Then John Sampson shows up at the house, desperate for Alex's help. Three young military wives have been savagely killed during a 'girl' night out' and Sampson's friend, a master sergeant at the army base, stands accused.
Uncovering evidence of a series of suspicious murder convictions, Alex and Sampson are determined to infiltrate the closed world of the military. But what is the army trying to hide? And do the mysterious symbols daubed on the homes of the accused mean that there are more sinister forces at work?
With his trademark razor-sharp ploting and adrenaline-filled action, James Patterson takes us on a sensational rollercoaster tale of suspense, politics, and intrigue that proves once again that he is, quite simply, in a class of his own.
' Makes Kay Scarpetta's lot look positively fairytale' MIRROR
'James Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket to give us a buzz' NEW YORK TIMES
' Brilliantly terrifying'Daily Mail