About this book
Alex Cross researches his ancestors, in particular his great uncle Abraham who was personally appointed by Theodore Roosevelt to help investigate the re-emergence of the outlawed Ku Klux Klan. As Abraham and lawyer Ben Corbett investigate, they are forced to question how far they are willing to go to unearth racial hatred.
Ben Corbett is a young lawyer in early-twentieth-century Washington DC. One day, out of the blue, he receives a private invitation to the White House. President Theodore Roosevelt has personally selected Ben to help him investigate rumours of lynchings and a re-emergence of the outlawed Ku Klux Klan in Ben's own hometown of Eudora, Mississippi.