Both of these books feature Patterson’s iconic protagonist, Alex Cross, and they’re well-crafted thrillers that keep the pages turning. As Patterson would say, they turn on the movie projector in our heads. I don’t think one book is better than the other. They are equally excellent, and the story as a whole is compelling from start to finish. The villain and his accomplice are fascinating characters that I enjoyed reading about, and the character development between Alex and his family was just as intriguing. Fans of thrillers, mysteries or those who simply love a great Alex Cross book will enjoy both of these novels immensely. Just make sure to read them in order.