"Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie, kiss the girls and make them
cry." Sounds innocent enough. Turn a simple child's nursery rhyme
into a book title. But this is definitely not a child's story.
Adult terror stalks almost every page. Dr. Alex Cross, a D.C.
detective, is notified that his niece, a Duke law student, is
missing. He also discovers that over the last decade several women
are missing from the North Carolina Research Triangle area. The
women are all beautiful; they also are the "best and brightest" of
their class and/or profession. As Cross returns to the South, he is
drawn into the web of a pattern killer who may not only be
operating in North Carolina, but also in Los Angeles as well. Is
there one killer operating in two locales or two killers competing
with each other coast to coast? Don't pick up this book if you
expect to put it down. The very first page drags you kicking and
screaming into the story and the short, concise chapters won't let
you go until the finale.