By James Patterson
Simply whilst Alex suggestion his lifestyles was once calming down right into a regimen of sufferers and treatment periods, he unearths himself again within the game--this time to capture a legal mastermind like no different.
A spate of difficult murders in Washington D.C. have the complete East Coast on facet. they're like not anything Alex move and his new female friend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever obvious. With each one homicide, the case turns into more and more complicated. there is just one factor Alex is aware: the killer adores an viewers.
As sufferers are made into grotesque spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it turns into transparent to Alex that the guy he is after is a genius of terror--and he is after reputation. The killer has the complete urban via its strings--and he will cease at not anything to turn into the main terrifying big name that Washington D.C. has ever obvious.
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