If you like to read you have to have crossed paths with James Patterson. Alex Cross is his most famous protagonist. He's got a nose for the bad guys and almost always gets his man. Unfortunately the same can't be said for his woman :(
This is the twelfth book featuring Cross. It would help to read them in the correct order. Check out Patterson's web site and look for the Alex Cross section. He's got them listed in the right order. All of the Cross books are highly recommended.