When the Wind Blows by James Patterson

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6 Critic Reviews

...the story rises well above standard, with Patterson showing an especially skilled hand with children's dialogue. Big warm feelings, usually foreign to thrillers, coax laughter during times of high tension. Reads like a dream.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep.

Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever....

Her name is Max.

With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. When the Wind Blows is as unique a story as has ever been told, filled with suspense and passion.
 

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 June 1, 2003 by Little, Brown and Company. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Law & Philosophy, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good

...the story rises well above standard, with Patterson showing an especially skilled hand with children's dialogue. Big warm feelings, usually foreign to thrillers, coax laughter during times of high tension. Reads like a dream.

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Reviewed by Dianne Day on Jan 24 2013

James Patterson is a genius. He writes this book with the brief chapters and short sentences...You think you know what's going to happen, and yet you have to keep turning those pages in order to find out if you're right or not.

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Suite 101

Above average
on Jul 28 2009

What is particularly disturbing about the book is not its descriptions of murder, but the sickening events that Patterson presents. With developments in cloning and stem cell research, this 1998 book is not so ahead of its time.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Above average
Reviewed by Allan Walton on Jul 28 2013

To love this book, you’ll either have to believe a girl can fly, or at least suspend belief long enough to get your kicks herein. Neither worked for me.

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BookIdeas.com

Above average

This novel is scary, sad, exciting, triumphant...It's a great story that will make you think twice about the so-called advances in genetic science. This is a very interesting read.

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Reviewing the Evidence

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Patterson departs from his usual reality-based thrillers to pen this extraordinary tale of human experimentation gone wrong...the realistic characters and brisk pace of the story will draw in most fans of the author.

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