When Detective Alex Cross’ phone rings on the night before Christmas whilst with his family, he realises it won’t be such a ‘merry’ Christmas after all. Armed and high on crystal meth, father Henry Fowler, takes his children and ex-wife hostage. With the suburban nightmare unfolding, there is another threat amongst him. Washington DC has experienced an unexpected terrorist attack. ‘Fast-paced and tightly-plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload’ – Sunday Mirror.