Along Came a Spider (2001)
Aces & Eights
Deacon says he's a bit disappointed the video store doesn't have this film.
Movie title mentioned by Crichton.
During Castle's poker game, one of the players/writers is James Patterson (real-life author of several Alex Cross books) states that he wouldn't kill Alex Cross - main character of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls (and books)
Meredith Vieira mentions the film following a $15,000 question on the Alex Cross series of novels
a clip is shown in a montage of Morgan Freeman movies