|Publication date||November 17th, 2008|
|Published by||Little, Brown and Company|
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Alex Cross's Trial
The novel does not serve as a direct follow-up to the storyline of Double Cross which featured the escape of Kyle Craig. An African warlord known as thes his former college girlfriend. Many murders follow, which cause him to decide to travel deep into the hentral Africa to solve this gruesome mystery, spurred on by the knowledge that the Tiger and his gang are already planning their next massacre. He finally persuades Nana and Bree Stone, as well as lands in Sudan. Upon his arrival, he is kidnapped. He escapes, learning that there may be more than one tiger. He then learns that somebody in the CIA is giving the Tiger inside information, allowing him to always stay one step ahead of Alex. To make matters worse, Kyle Craig is still out there and occasionally contacts Cross in order to taunt him.