The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original , high-octane thriller. They watch you through mirrors! 'Your mother was ... Show synopsis The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original , high-octane thriller. They watch you through mirrors! '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 goose bumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother!. Turning 27 may be terrifying for some, but for Alexander, a struggling artist in small-town Nebraska, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land in Maine 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 brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of thriller.