Violets are Blue Author:James Patterson In this Alex Cross Novel, Alex has to face not one, but two serial killers. First, when two joggers are found hung by their heels and drained of blood, Alex must consider the possibility that vampires are at work. At the very least, he's dealing with out-of-control role-players, and he must descend into the gaming subculture to find two brothers... more » and their "Sire" before they complete a nationwide killing spree. The second killer is the Mastermind, that evil genius from Cross's past. The Mastermind kills Cross's old FBI partner, threatens everyone in his family, and goes after Jamilla Hughes, his beautiful new partner from San Francisco Homicide. Can the Mastermind be unmasked before it is too late?