The night is dark. My soul is darker. Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. are both killers. But while Williams is tortured by the deaths he has caused, Ackerman takes pleasure in his murders. Williams is a former New York City homicide detective. Ackerman is a serial killer. And both men are about to become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of US government. They will be plunged deep into a hellish underworld of murderers and killers. They will find that there is more that connects them than divides them... and that their lives depend on it. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Ethan Cross manages to pull a new variant out of the black hat in Francis Ackerman ... a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES. 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER. 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS. 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD.