Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
(Alex Cross)

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Detective Alex Cross is in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect-a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Alex Cross has ever faced. Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is one of the world's greatest suspense writers.

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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 March 1, 2003 by Little, Brown and Company. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, History, Travel. Fiction

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After a flight in fantasy with When the Wind Blows (1998), Patterson goes to ground with another slash-and-squirm psychokiller page-turner, this one dedicated to “the millions of Alex Cross readers, who so frequently ask, can’t you write faster?” By day, Geoffrey Shafer is a charming, 42-year-old...

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Patterson dedicates his latest (after 1998's When the Wind Blows) to the millions of Alex Cross readers who so frequently ask `Can't you write faster?' Those readers won't be disappointed: the suc

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Shafer, addicted to pharmaceuticals which aggravate, rather than control a manic depressive disorder and God knows what else, is also one of four players in a cyberspace game called The Four Horsemen --- and Shafer is the character known as Death.

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Alex Cross is finally engaged, and yes it is to Christine!

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It is written in a very intriguing format as the chapters roughly alternate between Alex Cross and his investigations, (written in the first person), and other events that do not involve Alex and are written in the third person.

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