"This Alex Cross novel begins with Cross promising his family he's going to turn off his cell, spend more time at home, and learn to balance his work and personal lives with a bias toward them. Don't believe it. Tim Cain and Michael Cerveris turn this great read into a virtual full-cast production with their exceptional pacing and seamless handoffs. They divide the African-American and white characters between them and do an outstanding job on all the vocal types involved. There are also striking, though limited, sound effects, for instance, shooting scenes that even differentiate between gun calibers. Musical insertions are also excellent. M.C. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"