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London Bridges (Alex Cross #10)

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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  26,852 ratings  ·  615 reviews
Alex Cross is back--and so is the Big Bad Wolf.

Terrorists have seized the worlds largest cities. London, Washington, DC, New York, and Frankfurt will be destroyed, unless their demands are met--and their demands are impossible. After a city in the western United States is fire bombed--a practice run--Alex Cross knows that it is only a matter of time before the bombers thre

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Paperback, 390 pages
Published August 31st 2005 by Time Warner Book Group (first published 2004)
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Sharon
As much as I enjoy reading James Patterson, and as much as I am in love with Alex Cross (yes, I admit it), this installment failed to satisfy me. And failed miserably. Perhaps my disappointment was in the novel's grand scale international crime? These baddies seemed to kill for the sake of killing. Not to give spoilers, but even the deaths of some antagonists seemed anticlimactic given the way Cross had pursued them and vice versa, and the extent of the trouble they had caused him and the public ...more
Jerry
Bad villains return, but weak terrorist plot not much fun...

This is the tenth in Patterson's Detective (now FBI special envoy) Alex Cross series, and from the outset, we would surmise that if you are not a faithful follower of the previous nine, you will be lost. First, both central villains are reprised from earlier books (the "Weasel" from "Pop Goes the Weasel"; and the "Wolf" from "Big Bad Wolf"), but it's not so clear how or why they are in cahoots. The Weasel in specific gets bumped off so
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Nikki
Alex was more unbelieveable in this book than others. The voice-over guy on the audiobook seemed to only change the inflection of his voice, but didn't seem to be able to convey the characters' emotionally. I'm new to audiobooks so, maybe he wasn't meant to.

The Wolf strikes again. He'll huff and he'll puff and he'll blow the house down. He actually does this at one point. This guys seems to have eyes and ears everywhere. Cross seems to be in the background for the first half of the story, just t
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Kasia S.
Even when writing his 10th Alex Cross novel, James Patterson didn't shy away from an insanely complicated plot. Perhaps having a little too much on the plate and not enough appetite at the end to finish it nicely, the story has a few loose endings, but with a novel this large I can't even imagine how many pages it would take to wrap each nerve ending up into a plausible conclusion. That said, I liked the book, I had a blast reading it ( as always when it comes to Cross books) and it kept me in s ...more
Cláudia
What can I say? Very bad book! I'm a fan of Patterson, but this one it's terrible... No real plot, things just seem to happen out of nowhere, no connection between the caracters, no real investigation, no twist at the end... talking about end, what the hell was that?? One of the worst and poorer endings I've ever read!!

The sentence in the synopsis: "Then, in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf’s identity – a revelation that e
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Adam Heine
I don't know what to do with James Patterson. His prose is amateur (coming from an amateur). His villains are cartoony. The plot just goes whether the protagonist does anything about it or not.

And yet I read the whole thing, and am even considering reading another Patterson novel on my shelf. Whatever Patterson sucks at, he's got the "What happens next?" factor down PAT.
Erin Turner
Another 5 star easy read from Patterson.

The Villian this time: the bad ass Russian dude - the Wolf.

The Good - As usual I knocked this book over in a few days. Couldn't put it down!! Crazy arse twists and turns!!

The Bad - The fact that this badie had like 15 different people posing at him. (view spoiler). This book had seriously epic proportions that I'm shocked lil ole Alex Cross pretty much solved on
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Kevin
As if it's not enough that Alex Cross has a plethora of rather vicious bad guys just chomping at the bit to strike back against him, now he has two. In this novel, we see the return of not just the Wolf from the last Alex Cross novel, but also Geoffrey "Weasel" Shafer from Pop Goes the Weasel. And both are gunning to not just take down Cross, but bring the world to its knees via total city destruction. Yes, the Wolf and the Weasel have designs on completely destroying four major cities around th ...more
Stephen
One out of every 17 hardcover books sold in the US are written by James Patterson. Curious to see what the fuss was about, I picked this up.

Thank god I got it at a library, since I cringe at the thought of a dollar of mine greasing the gears of the Patterson book-writing machine. The writing is this book, the 10th in his Alex Cross series, is god-awful, the plotting lazy, and the characters thin as balsa. And so many exclamation points!

But to his credit, Patterson seems unembarassed (sp?) so th
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Joe
London Bridges is another example why I read Patterson's books, but I don't buy them. For the reader, the book has good momentum and for the publisher, the series has good momentum. I'm not clear on how this works. The James Patterson franchise kicks out several books a year featuring various authors and different series. Presumably the Alex Cross series is written thus far by somebody with the actual James Patterson pen name. I think this guy is really busy, a lot of irons in the fire. One in f ...more
Wendy Hines
Another great Cross book! Just when I thought I knew who the Wolf was, things got twisted up and I had to guess again. Not to mention I think Patterson is setting us up for something bad to happen with Nana Mama. I figure she's gonna live forever......so I hope not!
Kimberly
As a mysterious group of soldiers evacuated the population of Sunrise Valley, Detective Alex Cross is on vacation. He is called into work in Nevada when the entire area is blown up mysteriously in James Patterson’s London Bridges. The local police found a video camera that revealed the suspect behind the bombings. The FBI has been looking for this person for almost three years.
Although Cross has had a lot of experience controlling situations like these, the suspect is in control; he tells he F
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Òphiere editoriale
Veramente brutto. Unico merito: rispettati gli standard commerciali della scrittura. Per il resto è il secondo Thriller di seguito che leggo ad avere lo schema della reiterazione all'infinito dei crimini, senza che si dipani una vera e propria indagine. Avevo attribuito questa caratteristica de "La biblioteca dei morti" di Glenn Cooper, alla finalità di predisporre il romanzo ad un adattamento cinematografico. Ma questo può valere per uno scrittore molto utilizzato dal cinema, non per tutti gli ...more
Courtney
London Bridges was full of the action and drama I expect from an Alex Cross book. The past couple had taken a little of that away; they were more about Alex and Sampson’s personal lives with a side of action and crime fighting.

In London Bridges, two of Alex’s worst customers team up to cause mass destruction for seemingly no other reason than being terrorists. The Weasel and The Wolf are back and they are stronger than ever.

Alex has a few days and a strict deadline to meet The Wolf’s monetary
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Kalonkie
The story had such potential, but several things put me so off that I found it quite a struggle to complete the book. Firstly, I found very little depth in the characters. I suppose you have to read all the previous books to be able to find a little depth, but after reading this one, I doubt I will go to such great lenghts. I find Michael Connely to be much better at writing a series, but still alowing each book in the Harry Bosch series to be able to be read on its own, without loosing too much ...more
Stephen Johnson
London Bridges is the tenth installment of the Alex Cross series, in which newly hired FBI agent investigates the mastermind killer, The Wolf. Once again, Cross is pushed to the limit as he chases down the world's worst villains while navigating his tumultuous love life and feigning devotion to his overly neglected and endangered family.

London Bridges, by far, is Patterson's weakest novel in the Cross series thus far. Patterson's work has become remarkably formulaic and seemingly uninspired. The
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Bev Taylor
an early alex cross novel where he is having more luck in the criminal world than with his personal one

he is up against the wolf and the weasel.

the former seems to have a desire to destroy bridges and also destroy 4 cities and demand money plus the release of terrorist prisoners. the last 3 more understandable

h/w there r some errors or gaps in the narrative

why try and find a link between the wolf and weir, a top federal man when the wolf was out for burns who weir pushed aside at the assasin
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Bailey Jane
I read this book because it's in my collection, but do not recall anything whatsoever about it. The description of the book might be why. It sounds awful to me and nothing like any book I would ever enjoy. I doubt I'll read it again since the first time wasn't memorable at all.
Scott
This is the first Patterson book that I've read. It moves along in 1st person from action to action, without enough character development or intrigue to really get me hooked. Fast read even for me, a very slow reader. Lee child is preferable in this genre for me at least.

Duncan Mandel
SUMMARY: This is the tenth book in the Alex Cross series. Alex Cross, FBI agent, is back in his most explosive adventure yet. And so is the Wolf. And so is the Weasel. Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A town in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction and the thought of such dark genius at work makes Alex's blood run cold. Cross is catapulted into an ...more
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Satrajit Sanyal
The appeal of James Patterson's work cuts wide and deep. He is not a stylist; one could harp on his occasionally choppy transitions, his sketchy descriptions, or his sometimes-irritating jump from first person to third. But what cannot be denied is that the man is a storyteller, which is what a writer is supposed to be, first and foremost. Patterson writes for an audience; if Guttenberg had never invented the printing press, Patterson would be filling amphitheaters, night after night, with audie ...more
Said Qudaih
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Tiffany
Not as exciting as I thought a conclusion to the Wolf would be. This book had people dying with out the author really explaining anything. I felt like Patterson took out that descriptive part of the story just to make it shorter. Then something happens to Alex's family and the next page he says that they are back.. Like what happened to them? Throw out this twist and then you decide not to write about it?
I think that clearly even though this was the 10th Alex Cross book, James needs to work on
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Elizabeth
London Bridges by James Patterson (pp. 378)

Alex Cross is on the hunt for his nemesis, The Wolf - again. With ability to blow up whole cities with suitcase nukes, The Wolf holds the entire planet hostage. Alex Cross goes on an international chase trying to discover who The Wolf is and how he can be stopped.

London Bridges has more drama and creativity to it than other Cross novels. The plot includes a lot of terrorism, nukes, and some references to al-Qaida. Published three years after the Septemb
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Nick
James Patterson has struck gold with his mystery/thriller series starring Dr. Alex Cross. Starting with Along Came a Spider and continuing through this effort, London Bridges, Alex has solved crime upon crime and come close to death a number of times. In this installment in the series, Alex is up against two of his worst adversaries: Geoffrey Shafer better known as the Weasel and the Wolf whose true identity no one knows. These two criminals have teamed up to hold four of the largest cities in t ...more
Abrar Al Rddadi

The book is a thrilling novel of Pattersons' . It's a sequel to many others where the hero of all was Alex Cross . I don't want to go through the story lines , But in brief , Cross is an FBI agent ( originally a policeman in Washington D.C) who has been chasing a criminal 'Geoffrey Shafer' Known as Weasel " a filthy rich sadistic person who likes to rape young girls and then kill them by torturing them " he is involved with the Wolf , a former figure of the Russian Mafia , !! The Wolf demands ,
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Tony

James Patterson- London Bridges (Warner Books 2005) 3.5 Stars

Alex Cross has double the trouble in this intense thriller. The Wolf locates The Weasel and the two wreak havoc on the world, enjoying the fact that Cross must run around after their clues. Cross gets pulled into the case after a bomb destroys a Nevada town. The Wolf is threatening the same fate for many major cities around the globe, unless they give in to his demands. Hunting for these two psychopathic killers will be Cross’ toughest
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Stina Smith
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Kayla Keniston
James Patterson is a classic author. He is one of those authors who grabs your attention in the first line of the book, and holds it until the very last line. He is a very humble, and timid author, for he doesn't even consider himself a writer. In an interview he once said, "I don't think of myself as a writer. I think of myself as [my wife] Sue's pal and [my son] Jack's friend, and I like to scribble. That seems to be the truth about who I am." You only have to dip into the very first novel Pat ...more
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