Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Alex is called to a hostage situation Christmas Eve. A former lawyer unable to live with his guilt over the verdicts he won for his clients, and blaming his ex-wife and their children's materialism for the choices he made takes them and her new husband hostage. Alex puts himself in danger in order to rescue the family.
Barely home and recovered from that intense situation Alex is called to help with the capture of terrorist Hala (from Kill Alex Cross). Once captured the torture of her children has her revealing part of the plot to release a deadly gas inside the United States. Alex and Sampson's brilliant detective work have them confronting the remaing terrorist on their own.
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