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The twenty-fifth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series

The 25th novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
Detective Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law. Until now.
Charged with murdering followers of his old nemesis Gary Soneji, Alex Cross becomes the poster child for trigger-happy cops.

He knows it was self-defence. Will the jury agree? Suspended from the police and fighting for his freedom, even Cross’s own family begin to doubt his innocence as shocking evidence mounts.

With everything on the line, Cross must go it alone. He’s the only one who knows that there’s a real murderer watching from the shadows, one Cross must stop – even if it means he can’t save himself…

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It is told with a ferocious power and emotion that is quite impossible to ignore

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Fast-paced and action-packed

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    9781780895161

    October 30, 2017

    Century

    400 pages

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    9781784753634

    July 30, 2018

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    9781780895154

    November 15, 2017

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    9781473536159

    November 2, 2017

    Cornerstone Digital

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Extract

Prologue

A HOT SUMMER’S EVE

ONE
 

From inside a rambling white Colonial home on a shaded street that smelled of blooming wildflowers, a woman called in a pleasant Southern accent: “TW-Two? Where are you? Mama needs you to go to the store now.”

There was a pause before she called again. “TW-Two? Deuce?”

Timmy Walker Jr., TW-Two, also known as Deuce, was twelve and standing just inside the woods that adjoined his backyard.

Go to the store? Deuce thought. He had better things to do than ride his bike all the way there and back for his mom. As a matter of fact, he had much better things to do.

The back porch door opened with a creak.

“Deuce,” his mother called. “C’mon, now. I’ll take you out for an ice cream sundae later?”

That was tempting, but Deuce stuck to his plan and eased off on a familiar path that led downhill to an old logging road and a creek that meandered through the woods. It was late in the day. The light was slanted, coppery, and the air was still sticky and hot.

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