London Bridges by James Patterson
(Alex Cross)

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In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast.

Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it; the only question is, can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross' most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel.

World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm. Joining 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. Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera 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.

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published November 1, 2004 by Little, Brown and Company. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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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

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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.

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Book Reporter

The appeal of James Patterson's work cuts wide and deep.

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Reviewing the Evidence

From a video taken by a mountain climber of the incident and of a man also photographing the blast, Cross recognizes Geoffrey Shafer, known to Cross as the Weasel, a known murderer and an arch enemy of Cross.

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What happens when the Weasel and the Wolf work together to defeat Alex Cross?

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Gather Books

Alex Cross has double the trouble in this intense thriller.

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The Best Reviews

The story line grips the audience from the moment the Wolf captures the amoral Weasel and never lets up until the climatic confrontation between Alex and the Wolf.

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Large Print Reviews

It is not necessary, however, to read The Big Bad Wolf before starting London Bridges as Paterson provides enough information in this book to allow you to follow the action without any prior acquaintanceship with Alex Cross.

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It's not often that books come across my desk that I won't even log in, refusing to let them leave my house, and be sent to one of our other 20-member team, but upon receiving LONDON BRIDGES, I logged off the computer and immediately started reading.

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