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Family

Family is extremely important to Alex Cross. Cross is devoted to his two children and his grandmother, Nana Mama. Cross spends all his free time trying to be the best father he can be. When he is working, Cross solves homicides in order to make the world safer for his children. Cross knows he could move his children out of the poor neighborhood where he was raised by his grandmother, but he would rather have them grow up in the real world rather than be isolated in private schools and a world that is not realistic. Not only this, but Cross is proud of his background and wants his children to grow up with the same pride. Unfortunately, by remaining in such a neighborhood, Cross's children are constantly exposed to the dark side of poverty and racism. In this novel, several murders take place near his son Damon's...

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