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 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 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
plot even weaker than BBW, plot has more holes than a cheesegrater - and likely more cheese in it. usual "but im so lovable, i have a hapless lovelife but its not my fault - but i know you'll sleep with me" Cross attitude.
All I can say is - James, whichever ghost writer you are using for these books now, shoot them and write about that, it might be more entertaining than your latest offerings.
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
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
Although Cross has had a lot of experience controlling situations like these, the suspect is in control; he tells he F ...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
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 ar ...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
This is was my first Patterson Novel. I've heard so much about him, and I was mildly disappointed with this read. Yes, it was high-paced action, and of course, well written. But I did not like the lack of depth. This book was basically all action with little to no background story. I will admit, however, that this perhaps has a lot to do with this book being the 10th Alex Cross novel. If I had begun with #1, perhaps I would have that depth of character ...more
With little to go on, they hunt for a mysterious person known only as the Wolf. The Wolf has the world held hostage and the money and means to create mass destruction. Every time, they appear to close in on the Wolf; he manages t ...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
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