This book isn't really about Alex Cross so much as it is about is Great Great uncle. And it isn't so much about Him Abraham Cross as it is about Ben Corbett. Ben Corbett is recruited by Teddy Roosevelt to go to his hometown of Eudora, Mississippi to investigate the rash of lynchings that have been happening.
He will have to see his father who he hasn't seen since his mother died and he will meet up with some of his childhood friends. He will be betrayed by some and helped by others.
This book is very different from the other Alex Cross Books but it is a story very well told.