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London Bridges (Alex Cross #10)
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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)[He killed 'The Wolf' 100 times before figuring out he wasn't the wolf after all (hide spoiler)]. This book had seriously epic proportions that I'm shocked lil ole Alex Cross pretty much solved on ...more
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 ...more
Although Cross has had a lot of experience controlling situations like these, the suspect is in control; he tells he F ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I think that clearly even though this was the 10th Alex Cross book, James needs to work on ...more
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 ...more
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 , ...more
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 ...more
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The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patter ...more