From the Jacket
It’s Christmas Eve, and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who’s robbing his church’s poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and the children. The tree-decorating is barely under way before his phone rings again–a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. He risks everything–and he may not make it back alive for Christmas
This is Alex Cross novel at its best. The plot if gripping and very well knit. There is not one dull moment maybe that is why it is hard to believe this is the 19th book featuring the detective. Very well written and fast-paced. Delightful to read, this book gets you in the mood for the holiday season ahead.
It’s bad enough to miss Christmas Eve with the family, but what is worse is having to spend it with a meth addict who has taken his own family hostage with plans to kill them. But after saving their lives, Cross gets a short Christmas nap only to be called out again to save the nation’s capital from terrorists.
Pick this up and read it at leisure, really one of those rare books which are really interesting from start to end.
My rating is 3/5
This review is for Random House India; however the opinions expressed here are my own.