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Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer... with a conscience.

Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer...with a conscience.

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers.

Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread – the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.

As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.

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  • Paperback

    9780099594345

    October 2, 2017

    Arrow

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780892689

    November 15, 2016

    Century

    400 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780892696

    November 14, 2016

    Century

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781473505469

    November 3, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    400 pages

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