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London bridges / James Patterson.

By: Patterson, James, 1947- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Patterson, James, Alex Cross series: 10.An Alex Cross novel: 10.; Alex Cross: 10.Publisher: London : Headline, 2004Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755305797; 0755305795.Subject(s): Cross, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction | Suspense fiction, American | Detective and mystery storiesGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction)
Contents:
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 Wofl 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-the only question is who can 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.
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

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 Wofl 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-the only question is who can 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.

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Library Journal Review

It's Alex Cross vs. the Big Bad Wolf again, even as terrorists grab major world cities from New York to Frankfurt. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

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) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved