I really enjoyed this and found it hard to put down. Patterson is a very hit and miss author and now that I've read near enough every one of his books I wanted to read the Alex Cross books since it appears he puts more effort into them (or at the very least writes them himself). Very strange I had a dream while reading this book that Patterson killed off Alex Cross and was telling me it was the right time. I woke up totally confused. Maybe he dies in the next book.