Alex Cross - This character is a career law enforcement man who has just joined the FBI as this story opens.
The Wolf - This character can only be positively identified by the CIA agents.
Ron Burns - This is the director of the FBI.
Pasha Sorokin - This is a Russian-born Mafia member.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Connolly - This is the first kidnapping victim in the story.
Jannie, Damon and Little Alex - These are three young children.
Nana Mama - This character cares for the children.
The Couple - Slava and Zoya - These characters are a Russian man and woman that were in Russia.
Monnie Donnelley - This is a research analyst at the FBI.
Jamilla - This is a busy homicide detective in San Francisco.
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