"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