The "Mastermind" is once again the subject in Patterson's seventh Alex Cross thriller. This time Cross must investigate two different cases; one involving the Mastermind, and the other a case unlike anything Cross has ever seen, revolving around two young blond male vampire brothers. As usual, Cross's family and love life will take a backseat to his career, but not without a fight.
This is definitely one of the best Alex Cross novels to date, as the reader will learn the identity of the Mastermind long before Cross himself figures it out. Patterson has done it again with Violets are Blue.