Cross Country is the latest Alex Cross novel. Patterson provides the same easy reading style and stay-up-late suspense as all his novels. This story has detective Cross on the trail of an African gang leader named Tiger. Cross follows Tiger all the way to the African continent and runs into more trouble than he could have imagined. Highly recommended.
One caveat. Patterson goes preachy in this one. That doesn't mean the topic doesn't deserve to be raised, but novels are not the place to do it. Write an exposé or an op-ed piece for a national magazine. Please let novels be about the characters and the plot. Not the current cause of the day.