An Alex Cross detective thriller, this novel is the first one to really include the mastermind who plans various robberies and murders. I gather that he reappears in other novels but this is the first in which he comes up against Alex Cross, our narrator. Since I've managed to read these out of order, it's a little frustrating to discover that he is to reappear later.
As usual with Patterson's books, chapters are very short and the plot is engaging and quite a ride. A lot of introspection in this one as Cross examines his private life and family ties. Good if you like Patterson's work.