by Mike I, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
Patterson didn't write all our Best Jet Bets, but no thriller list from the nineties would be complete without this slickly written punch to the gut. Detective Alex Cross returns to spar with a self-styled Casanova, a co-ed killer who sometimes stalks victims from inside the walls of their homes. (Don't you ever hear those late-night noises?) Furiously paced in short cliff-hanger chapters, this book is nearly un-put-downable, and perfect for plane rides long and short.