Detective Alex Cross must confront his most terrifying nemesis
ever-and his own deepest fears-in this electrifying new thriller from
the master of suspense, James Patterson.
Alex Cross has never believed in vampires. But when two joggers are
found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to
reconsider. Someone believes in vampires enough to have committed a
series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of one. Local
police are horrified, and even the FBI is baffled.
Cross takes on the case and plunges into a netherworld of secret
clubs and role-players, a world full of poseurs and playactors-and
someone demented enough to have crossed the line from dark ritual to
real blood. At the same time, a lethal super-criminal from Cross's past
known as the Mastermind is stalking him, taunting him, and threatening
everything he holds dear. Cross has never been closer to defeat, or in
greater danger. In a shocking conclusion, Alex Cross must survive a
deadly confrontation-only to discover at last the awful secret of the
About The Author
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling
writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular
series of the past decade - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and
Detective Michael Bennett novels - and he has written many other
number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James is passionate about
encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant
reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers.
James has formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an
independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy.
If there really were human superheroes, Alex Cross would be at the head of the class...and, with each instalment in the series, Patterson makes sure his superhero gets bigger and better while at the same time becomming more vulnerable. - New York Times
Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination. - New York Times Book Review