The toughest cases are the ones that hit as regards to home.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina fatherland for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence in a town where everyone appears to be at the take, Cross unearths a circle of relatives secret that forces him to question the whole lot he is ever known.
Chasing a ghost he believed used to be long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his lend a hand: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he is hot at the trail of both a brutal killer, and the truth about his own past–and the answers he finds may well be fatal.