Author(s): James Patterson
Crime Fiction | No Category
Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues perplexed. Across the country, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and who is bringing a new reign of terror to organized crime. Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex is impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it is time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out alone to track his new prey and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home, too. His ex-fiancee, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life - and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.
James Patterson's Alex Cross series is the bestselling detective series of all time
James Patterson has sold more than 275 million books worldwide, making him one of the biggest selling writers of all time. In 2011, it was estimated that one-in-four of all hardcover suspense/thriller novels sold was written by James Patterson and he has written bestselling books across a number of other genres, including suspense, fantasy, romance and historical fiction. He also holds the New York Times record for the most hardcover fiction bestselling books by any writer and has won several awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award.