AUTHOR: JAMES PATTERSON
Yes! This is Alex Cross as I like him. A mystery that is close to his heart and his private and family life are in the picture as well. And it has the sort of ending that made me wonder "what if" and what would have happened afterwards.
Alex is having a birthday party with his family and Bree when he receives a phone call informing him that the remains of his niece, Caroline, have been found. Caroline had died a horrific death, and Alex is determined to find whoever is responsible.
He soon discovers that Caroline was a call girl working in a very exclusive club from which other people have disappeared as well.
Almost from the start of his investigation though, Alex runs into obstacles. But it isn't until he's invited to The White House that he realizes what he might be up against. He might be dealing with a murderer who is above the law, and surrounded by people who will do almost anything to keep the secret safe.
And while this difficult investigation is in full swing, and should be getting his full attention, 90 year old Nana gets seriously ill, adding a different layer of fear and stress.
A wonderful page turner and a joy to read.