In Cross the Line by James Patterson,a serial killer is on the loose in Washington D.C. Among his victims? Washington’s chief of detectives. Alex Cross must manage a panicked city, a rudderless department and a long list of suspects. In Chaos by Patrica Cornwell, Kay Scarpetta investigates the death of an acquaintance apparently killed by a lightning strike. Except that she died on a clear night. Scarpetta begins to wonder if an old nemesis is at work. In Sex, lies and Serious Money by Stuart Woods, Laurence Hayward, an Eton schoolmaster wins $612 million playing Powerball, heads for the US on a spending spree, and hires a personal shopper. Unfortunately, his guides brother is a criminal with eyes for his bucks. Unless Stone Barrington can help.