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Publisher Comments:

Who's afraid?

Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered — a predator known only as the Wolf.

Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks like a shadowy figure known as the Wolf — a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime — is behind this business in which ordinary men and women are sold as slaves.

You're afraid.

Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it is time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out on his own in order to track the Wolf and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive.

As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home too. His ex-fiancée, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life — and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.

Review:

"[V]astly entertaining....Full of plot surprises and featuring a balanced mix of intrigue, hard action and angst, the novel...grips from start to finish. The Alex Cross series remains Patterson's finest, and this is the finest Cross in years." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Full of the unexpected twists and heartrending surprises that James Patterson delivers better than any suspense writer alive, The Big Bad Wolf is an unforgettable thriller..." New York Times

Review:

"[L]aughably rough-hewn....As in summer movies, a triple dose of violence conceals the absence of real menace when neither victims nor avengers stir the slightest sympathy." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Cross' first major case with the FBI will have readers on the edge of their seats, swiftly turning the pages to the exciting showdown." Kristine Huntley, Booklist

Synopsis:

Number 1 bestselling author James Patterson's infamous Alex Cross makes his debut with the FBI in this action-packed rollercoaster of a thriller.

Synopsis:

Alex Cross' family is in terrible danger — at the same time that his new job with the FBI brings him the scariest case of his career. A team of kidnappers has been snatching successful, upstanding men and women right before their families' eyes — possibly to sell them into slavery. Alex's knowledge of the D.C. streets, together with his unique insights into criminal psychology, make this mindbending case one that only he can solve — if he can just get his colleagues to set aside their staid and outdated methods. With unexpected twists and whiplash surprises, this is another brilliantly irresistible novel from America's bestselling suspense writer.

Synopsis:

Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, beautiful women are being kidnapped-to be bought and sold as slaves. Behind this depraved scheme stands a shadowy figure known only as The Wolf, a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime. With Alex's personal life in chaos because of his ex-fiancée's return and with the FBI's caution testing his patience, Alex has to go out on his own. For to stalk a ruthless predator without a name or a face, Alex Cross must become a lone wolf himself...

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the top-selling novelists in the world today. His debut novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, won the Edgar Award for the best first mystery novel. It was published by Little, Brown in 1976 when he was just twenty-seven years old, after being turned down by more than two dozen other publishers. James Patterson lives in Palm Beach County, Florida, with his wife and their young son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316602907
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
James
Author:
O'Hare, Denis
Author:
Fernandez, Peter J.
Author:
Patterson
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Forensic Psychology
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Government investigators
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Slave-trade
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Cross, Alex
Subject:
African American psychologists
Subject:
FBI agents; Forensics; Psychological profiling; Kidnapping; Crimes against women; White slavery; Russian mafia
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Alex Cross
Series Volume:
61]
Publication Date:
November 17, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 1.55 lb

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Product details 432 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316602907 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[V]astly entertaining....Full of plot surprises and featuring a balanced mix of intrigue, hard action and angst, the novel...grips from start to finish. The Alex Cross series remains Patterson's finest, and this is the finest Cross in years." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Full of the unexpected twists and heartrending surprises that James Patterson delivers better than any suspense writer alive, The Big Bad Wolf is an unforgettable thriller..."
"Review" by , "[L]aughably rough-hewn....As in summer movies, a triple dose of violence conceals the absence of real menace when neither victims nor avengers stir the slightest sympathy."
"Review" by , "Cross' first major case with the FBI will have readers on the edge of their seats, swiftly turning the pages to the exciting showdown."
"Synopsis" by , Number 1 bestselling author James Patterson's infamous Alex Cross makes his debut with the FBI in this action-packed rollercoaster of a thriller.
"Synopsis" by , Alex Cross' family is in terrible danger — at the same time that his new job with the FBI brings him the scariest case of his career. A team of kidnappers has been snatching successful, upstanding men and women right before their families' eyes — possibly to sell them into slavery. Alex's knowledge of the D.C. streets, together with his unique insights into criminal psychology, make this mindbending case one that only he can solve — if he can just get his colleagues to set aside their staid and outdated methods. With unexpected twists and whiplash surprises, this is another brilliantly irresistible novel from America's bestselling suspense writer.
"Synopsis" by , Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, beautiful women are being kidnapped-to be bought and sold as slaves. Behind this depraved scheme stands a shadowy figure known only as The Wolf, a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime. With Alex's personal life in chaos because of his ex-fiancée's return and with the FBI's caution testing his patience, Alex has to go out on his own. For to stalk a ruthless predator without a name or a face, Alex Cross must become a lone wolf himself...
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