Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A city in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe, including London, Paris and New York, are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it - can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance ...
Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A city in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe, including London, Paris and New York, are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it - can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance films of the blast reveal the presence of another of Alex Cross's most dangerous enemies: the Weasel. The thought of these two dark geniuses joining forces makes Alex's blood run cold. In a matter of hours, Cross is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger. Arriving in London to join forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes. Then, in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity - a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.
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Always a fast read with James Patterson....the wolf in this book keeps you glued
Apr 3, 2010
Standard Alex Cross fare
If you enjoy the Alex Cross series you will enjoy this book. I never was interested in this genre, but received a Patterson book from my sister-in-law. I was laid up and ended up reading the whole series in order. Patterson keeps a light tone (linguistically, even when the subject matter is not,) keeps things moving and his special gift is that you care about the characters immediately.
Nov 5, 2009
all his books keep you in suspense...and are fast reads....love them
Jul 9, 2009
i recommend this book to any one that likes to be on the edge
May 15, 2009
Alex Cross is chasing one of his most diabolical enemies, the Wolf. To make matters worse, if that?s possible, the wolf is conspiring with the Weasel. They?ve blown up one city already, and have plans for other cities around the globe. Alex has four days to find the terrorists and stop the destruction. This one will keep you hoping the globe and sitting on the edge of your seat. Very fast, lots of action. A must read!
Publishers Weekly, 2005-01-03 In his 10th adventure, Alex Cross, now working full time for the FBI, is confronted by two of his most deadly foes: the faceless ex-KGB agent from last year's Big Bad Wolf, who's known as "The Wolf" and is threatening four metropolises with nuclear destruction; and the insane serial killer The Weasel, last seen in Patterson's Pop Goes the Weasel. Patterson's action is fast and furious, and narrators Fernandez and O'Hare do a fine job of keeping up with him. O'Hare does especially well with his performance of The Wolf, giving the Russian-accented villain a calm, almost soothing vocalization that nicely counters his sadistic actions. Fernandez brings a warm humanity to Cross, especially in scenes with his family, giving listeners a break from the murder and mayhem that rule much of the book. The narrators' performances are accompanied by well-placed music and sound effects. Each chapter opens with an ominous ticking clock and an electronically distorted voice announcing the chapter title, a technique that at first seems fitting for the book's style and tone, but soon becomes more annoying than effective. Still, this one quibble will not stop Patterson's fans from thoroughly enjoying the latest installment in the Cross series. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Forecasts, Nov. 8, 2004). (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2004-11-08 Any thriller writer, wannabe or actual, would do well to study Patterson's 10th Alex Cross novel. A sequel to last year's The Big Bad Wolf, the book is a model of economy, delivering a full package of suspense, emotion and characterization in a minimum number of words. The story brings back not only Big Bad Wolf's arch-villain, the Russian mobster known as the Wolf, but also an earlier Patterson bad guy, the Weasel, recruited by the Wolf to further his plans. These involve extorting Western powers for billions of dollars to avoid major terrorist attacks on New York, London, Washington and Frankfurt-attacks the Wolf offers a preview of by wiping out a town in Nevada by aerial bombardment after hustling its citizens to safety, then by doing the same to a village in England without evacuating the populace. The novel features numerous exciting scenes, most notably one in which Cross is kidnapped, then shackled to a suitcase atomic bomb. It's not the steady tension, the numerous colorful locales, the reliable action climaxes nor the novel's effective doomsday gloss that makes this thriller work so well, though. It is, of course, the characters, and in Cross, Patterson continues to elaborate his finest hero, cerebral yet emotional, dedicated yet flawed, caught between duty and family. Regrettably, the novel is marred in its final chapters by a series of surprises that skirt playing unfair with the reader, but most Patterson fans probably won't mind and they are legion enough to send this to the top of the charts, for good reason. (Nov. 8) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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