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The malign criminal genius of Roses Are Red is fixing to give Alex a hard time once again. The FBI joins Patterson's dogged cop in a particularly unsettling investigation: two San Francisco joggers have been viciously murdered and are found suspended by their feet, with all the blood drained from their corpses. And when further brutal deaths follow in California and on the East Coast, Alex is forced to contemplate the bizarre possibility of modern-day vampires, although his instincts point him to one of the many sinister religious cults that flourish on the West Coast. Aided by Jamilla Hughes, a streetwise young woman detective from San Francisco, Alex finds that he has to crack not one but two impenetrable mysteries to stop further bloodletting.
Patterson fans expect the extremely concise, page-turning chapters (116 of them here!), along with a reluctance to dawdle over details of his hero's personal life, and both characteristics are firmly back in place. If you can resist reading this one in just a few sittings, you deserve some kind of a thriller reader's medal. --Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
As always Alex Cross takes on a Wild and wonderful journey across state lines. Worrying about two violent serial killers including vampires, a must read as usual.Published 1 day ago by Barbara
I just love james Patterson books you just can't put them once you start themPublished 1 month ago by meg duncan
This is as goof as any other Cross novel. I have decided to read all in order. I am hooked and can't wait to read Four Blind Mice.Published 1 month ago by john or angie snyder