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  • Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

  • Detective Alex Cross is investigating a gruesome murder. He thinks who the killer's next target is and goes there and sure enough the killer shows up. But Cross stops him. Later while Cross is out with his wife, the killer calls him because he doesn't like failing. Cross then sees he has a gun on his wife and he tries to save her but doesn't. He also learns that a cop he works with was also killed. Cross and his partner then set out to find the man even if it means breaking the law.

  • After Detroit detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

  • A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.


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  • Washington DC detective Alex Cross goes up against the hitman 'Picasso'. As Alex investigates Picasso's gruesome murders, Picasso decides to send him a message by killing his wife. Enraged, Cross vows to hunt down the killer, if it's the last thing he does. However, Picasso is a mastermind and continues to evade Cross while pushing him to an ethical breaking point as a cop and a father. As Cross closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable - a revelation that can change everything.

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