The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original , high-octane thriller. 'Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you.' The skin of Alex's arms tingled with goosebumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother ...Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the mid-western United States, it's cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him - and everyone he loves - into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence...Where do you turn when your own reflection spells doom? In Alex, Terry Goodkind, the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling author, brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of stunningly original, high-octane, page-turning thriller.