404 pp. Spine very slightly slanted, very minor shelfwear A bright attractive copy.
"Frustrated and tired, Detective Alex Cross is about to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Department when his partner John Sampson shows up at his door. One of Sampson's oldest friends, Army Sgt. Ellis Cooper, has been framed for the Bluelady murders-three Fort Bragg women slain and then mysteriously painted blue. But worse yet, Sgt Cooper is subject to military law and the evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber. Cross and Sampson plunge into the case, traveling from West Point to Arizona as both men become convinced that Cooper is just one of a series of Army veterans convicted for murders they didn't commit. Cross is also discovering that military codes of honor can conceal dark currents of ambition and revenge..while the men controlling the moves have the best weapons at their disposal. Now it's going to take all their years of street training and a near telepathic mutual trust for Cross and Sampson to battle the most terrifying-and lethal-killer they have ever encountered."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall