London Bridges - Alex Cross, Bk 10 Author:James Patterson Alex Cross is back--and so is the Big Bad Wolf. — Terrorists have seized the worlds largest cities. London, Washington, DC, New York, and Frankfurt will be destroyed, unless their demands are met--and their demands are impossible. After a city in the western United States is fire bombed--a practice run--Alex Cross knows that it is only a matter o... more »f time before the bombers threats to the other cities are brutally executed.
Heading up the investigation by the FBI, CIA, and Interpol, Alex Cross is stunned when surveillance photos show Geoffrey Shafer, the Weasel, near one of the bombing sites. He senses the presence of the Wolf as well, the most vicious predator he has ever battled. With millions of lives in the balance, Cross has to see if the most powerful law enforcement agencies in the world can stay ahead of these two men's cunning.« less
Can you say, "Over the top?" This one sure is......the villain is just a bit too nasty, and frankly, there are just a few too many twists and turns in this one. Patterson is usually pretty good, but this one doesn't do it for me.
Ed E. reviewed London Bridges (Alex Cross, Bk 10) on
If you like good mystery/thrillers such as Crais, Flynn, Connelly or Childs you want to skip this guy. I have noticed that he uses ghost writers now which is a good idea.
I do not usually post negative reviews but I feel a duty to warn folks off of this author.
It is rare that I can not finish reading a book. It was a chore to slog through this one. I found myself skipping entire chapters because I knew it was more drivel about Cross' beloved family that had no bearing on the story.
I really didn't care who the Wolf was or what happened to him by the end of this short story stretched into novel length.