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Synopsis: A missing little girl named Maggie Rose. A family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. The thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher.
A psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who calls himself the Son of Lindbergh. He is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him — even after he’s been captured.
Gary Soneji is a mild-mannered mathematics teacher at a Washington, D.C., private school for the children of the political and social elite. He’s so popular that the kids all call him “Mr. Chips.” And he’s very, very smart. Growing up, he always knew he was smarter than the rest of them — he knew that the Great Ones always fooled everybody. He kidnaps Maggie Rose, the golden-haired daughter of a famous movie actress, and her best friend, Shrimpie Goldberg, the son of the secretary of the treasury, right out from under the noses of their two Secret Service agents. But Gary Soneji is not surprised at his skill. He’s done it before. Hundreds of times before.
Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. he looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. Cross works and lives in the ghettos of D.C. He’s a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. He has two adorable kids of his own. They are his own special vulnerabilities.
Jezzie Flanaganis the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she’s got an outer shell that’s as tough s it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret?
Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the “crime of the century,” is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happened in Alex Cross’s precinct. They happened under the protection of Jezzie Flanagan’s men. Now Soneji is at large again, still wreaking havoc.
Alex Cross must face the ultimate test as a psychologist: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath? Especially one who appears to have a split personality — one who won’t let the other half remember those horrific acts?
Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim?Gary Soneji is every parent’s worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross’s nightmare. And now, reader, he’s about to become yours.
Characterssssss: oh my freaking lanta.
Gary Murphy/Soneji: is such a psychopath he is mentally unstable and it was bizarre how he played out the kidnapping and the murders. So much happened that was completely unexpected and slightly unsettling.
Doctor/Detective Alex Cross: umm hello praise like your character is charming, sexy, and lively. Aside from that, Cross is very closed off, emotionally he’s sealed up. He is such a well-informed and knowledgeable person. He is definitely book smart as well as street-smart. Living in the projects of Washington and his childhood is overwhelming for him personally but it makes him greater at his job.
Jezzie Flanagan: you are exceptionally wonderful until 3/4 through the book. You *Cusses*!! I personally loved her character so much until the story REALLY started to unravel. I wanted to break things because you made me fall in love with you the same way, you made Alex fall in love with you. AND THEN YOU HAD TO RAPID FIRE AT MY HEART.
You *Cusses Again*!
So this book was excessively vivid and emotional. I’m honestly trying to wrap my head around how mind manipulating this story was.
This story is emotionally investing, I became obsessed with it. *Almost like Gary did with becoming ‘famous’ minus the sociopath part* My brain is scattered right now, all the feels are drugging me ugh!!!!!!! I’m losing my minddddddddddddddddd. James Patterson, why you gotta do this to me!?!?!
Use your imagination for the cussing areas 😂
Short Girl Out, Signed;