The spectacular international bestseller that introduced Washington-based homicide detective Alex Cross and launched James Patterson's career as one of the fastest-selling thriller writers in the world - now reissued in striking new cover style. He had always wanted to be famous. When he kidnapped two well-known rich kids, it was headline news. Then one of them was found - dead - and the whole nation was in uproar. For such a high-profile case, they needed the top people - Alex Cross, a black detective with a PhD in psychology, and Jezzie Flanagan, an ambitious young Secret Service agent - yet even they were no match for the killer. He had the unnerving ability to switch from blood-crazed madness to clear-eyed sanity in an instant. But was he the helpless victim of a multiple-personality disorder - or a brilliant, cold-blooded manipulator?
James Patterson combines his position as a bestselling novelist with a full-time career as the chairman of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in New York. He first took the bestseller lists by storm with his phenomenal international No 1 bestseller Along Came a Spider, which introduced his hero Alex Cross, a Washington-based homicide detective with a PhD in psychology. Cross made his second appearance in the worldwide No 1 bestseller Kiss the Girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. His most recent novel is the bestselling mystery thriller Hide and Seek. 'James Patterson joins the elite company of Thomas Harris' San Francisco Examiner