In Patterson's sixth Alex Cross thriller, we meet the "Mastermind," Cross's ultimate nemesis and the most evil villain he's faced yet. Roses are Red is the first of two back to back novels in which Alex Cross will pursue the same killer.
With the birth of his third child, Cross hopes life will settle down a bit, as he attempts to bring stability to his unravelling family. Instead he is pulled out of Little Alex's christening to begin his hunt for DC's most prolific killer. The Mastermind, however, is unlike any other killer Cross has chased; he is smart, crafty, and seems to always be one step ahead of Cross.
Another fast moving tale, this one is formulaic but still action packed and the reader will find themselves drawn into the plot quickly. Though I had my suspicions early on about who the Mastermind was, I kept reading to confirm my suspicions.