Along came a spider is the first book in the Alex Cross series. A dangerous sociopath is out to commit the crime of the century. It has taken years of planning and patience, but he is finally in the perfect position to strike.
Along Came a Spider is a novel centered on Washington D.C. police detective Alex Cross. Cross and his partner are investigating a group of murders in the poor section of the capitol when they are suddenly pulled away to investigate a high profile kidnapping.