Synopses & Reviews
Two of the greatest villains James Patterson has ever created in one book! Minutes after soldiers evacuate a Nevada town, a bomb completely destroys it. On vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross gets the call: the blast was perpetrated by the Wolf. A supercriminal and Cross's deadliest nemesis, the Wolf threatens to obliterate major cities, including London, Paris, and New York. Then evidence reveals the involvement of a ruthless assassin known as the Weasel. Could these two dark geniuses be working together? Now with just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm, Cross is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger - and toward the explosive truth about the Wolf's identity, a revelation that Cross may not survive.
"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
As with the best of Patterson's work, it is impossible to stop reading London Bridges once started....London Bridges, from beginning to end, never falls down." BookReporter.com
In the tenth book in the Alex Cross series, the popular detective squares off against two of his most lethal enemies: the Wolf (from The Big Bad Wolf) and the Weasel (from Pop Goes the Weasel). As a special bonus, the mass market edition will include a chronological list of milestones in Alex Cross's life, both personal and professional, and will include events in Cross's life that have never been revealed before.
Alex Cross must pull together the most powerful law enforcement agencies to save millions of people from the most vicious predator he has ever faced the Big Bad Wolf. In his tenth Alex Cross novel, Patterson presents a bonus special section on the beloved FBI agent.
About the Author
James Pattersons most recent major international bestseller is 4th of July. He lives in Florida.