Along Came A Spider

  • Category: Music & Movies
  • Words: 1113
  • Grade: 88

A psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who calls himself the
Son of Lindbergh. He is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret
Service, and the police cannot outsmart him-even after he's been

Gary Soneji is a mild-mannered mathematics teacher at a Washington,
D.C., private school for the children of the political and social elite. He's
so popular that the kids all call him "Mr. Chips." And he's very, very
smart. Growing up, he always knew he was smarter than the rest of
them"”he knew that the Great Ones always fooled everybody. He
kidnaps Maggie Rose, the golden-haired daughter of a famous movie
actress, and her best friend, Shrimpie Goldberg, the son of the secretary
of the treasury, right out from under the noses of their two Secret
Service agents. But Gary Soneji is not surprised at his skill. He's done it
before. Hundreds of times before.

Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. he looks
like Muhammad Ali in his prime. Cross works and lives in the ghettos of
D.C. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris
Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his
baby grand piano. He has two adorable kids of his own. They are his
own special vulnerabilities.

Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as
supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious,
seductive, she's got an outer shell that's as tough s it is beautiful. She
rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph.
What is she running from? What is her secret?

Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love
affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji,
who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of
his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happened in Alex
Cross's precinct. They happened under the protection of Jezzie
Flanagan's men. Now Soneji is at large again, still wreaking havoc.

Alex Cross must face the ultimate test as a psychologist: how do you
outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath? Especially one who appears to
have a split personality"”one who won't let the other half remember
those horrific acts?

Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police.
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