I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

A seasoned detective is called to the scene of a brutal murder in the poor outskirts of Washington, D.C. Shockingly, the victim turns out to be his own niece. As he digs deeper into the crime, he uncovers a series of gruesome murders that all seem to be the work of a deranged serial killer. The detective soon finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse, racing against time to stop the killer before he strikes again. His investigation leads him to a secret society where the rich and powerful gather to indulge in their darkest desires.

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