1. Why is Gary Soneji's skin prickling in Chapter 1?
Gary Soneji is standing outside of Alex Cross' home in Washington, D.C. Just the sight of the house makes his skin prickle because he is there to enter the home and murder Cross and his family. This makes him happy.
2. Soneji thinks about what when he is in Alex Cross' basement?
When Soneji enters the clean, neat basement, he is interested in looking around to learn more about the Cross family. He wants to "fuel his hatred." As he looks at and touches the family's personal belongings, he thinks about killing them.
3. Why does the press call Mr. Smith an alien?
The European and London press calls him "Alien" because they believe he is an extraterrestrial. They say that no human being could act as gruesomely as he does.
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