Alex cross is going home. But what will he find when he gets there? When his cousin is accused of an unthinkable crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where justice is hard to find, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case involving a string of murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a cold-hearted killer and the truth about his own past - and the answers he finds could be fatal.