Alex Cross is an intelligent and clever agent of the FBI. He is a great psychologist and an amazing Dad. This book is extremely over top in violence and what bothers me is not the subject matter or the fact that he comes in contact with this group of violent and horrific teenagers, its that he is fooled by one or more of his own. The fact that he is tortured and captured several times bothered me. I can understand once to show that he was vulnerable in a dangerous place, but once at least just once it would be nice if he really outfoxed the criminals and they got caught within a shadow of doubt of the reader. I love James Patterson but this book was over the top and cost him too many people that were close to him.
I'm halfway into the book and I feel it's lost what I had liked about the Cross series. In my opinion, ever since he started collaberating so much, on so many books,he has lost his edge. I liked his early work so much more. Even the Jester.
one of the WORST James Patterson books I have ever read.