A little truth in marketing, first of all. CRADLE AND ALL is based on VIRGIN, an earlier James Patterson novel, his second, I believe. Patterson and Little, Brown are upfront about this, noting the fact on the inside front of the dust jacket. So if you have been reading Patterson since Hector was a pup and parts of CRADLE AND ALL seem familiar, that is why. Don't worry about it. Just keep reading. CRADLE AND ALL will scare the hell out of you, anyway.
CRADLE AND ALL takes the incidents at Fatima, just after the beginning of the last century, makes a couple of twists, and runs and runs for daylight. For those of you who have made it this far in life without the ben