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When the Wind Blows (When the Wind Blows, Bk 1)
When the Wind Blows - When the Wind Blows, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780446607650
ISBN-10: 0446607657
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 805 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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QUICK read (just like the cover says) Evil mad scientists, murder, love and young people that fly like angels, what more can you ask for?
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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Wow, this book is bad. Awkward writing, doubly awkward romance, minimally believable scenario. Could someone explain to me why they didn't go to the press earlier? Or how killing a bunch of high-profile doctors is supposed to help the bad guys stay undercover?
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Taking a break from his phenomenally successful Alex Cross series, James Patterson's When the Wind Blows is as much child's fantasy as it is an adult nightmare. The novel moves away from the gritty Washington, D.C., setting of the Cross books and follows the daily life of Frannie O'Neill, a Colorado veterinarian. After the mysterious death of her husband several years before, Frannie retreated to an isolated life in her Colorado practice. But a series of bizarre events suddenly disrupts her lonely routine. On a personal level, she is shaken by her new tenant--Kit Harrison. Kit's too handsome and too friendly and he's a hunter (or so Frannie thinks). He's also recovering from a devastating personal tragedy, and, as Frannie eventually learns, he's really an FBI agent using his vacation to follow a crucial lead. But Kit isn't the one that's got Frannie concerned. As she says after stopping her Suburban one night to check out something on the side of the road: "What I saw was way beyond my abilities to imagine, beyond my comprehension, my system of belief, and maybe beyond my ability to communicate right now. The little girl's arms were folded back in a peculiar way, but when she lifted them--feathers fanned out." The girl is Max, and the mystery of her wings leads Frannie and Kit into a massive conspiracy involving secret genetic research and the scientific manipulation of the human species.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Another excellent book by James Patterson. This book has a different twist than most of his suspense writings. Definately worth reading.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A widowed veterinarian joins forces with a troubled FBI agent to ensure the safety of a miraculous being named Max. Max is only 11 years old, but she is capable of changing the world with her very existence. This is an extremely uplifting book, a different turn for the author of the sometimes bleak and starkly realistic Alex Cross novels.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Another James Patterson thriller. I read these regularly. Recommend
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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This book was not Patterson's standard fare - the writing was awkward and hard to process at times, the dialogue wooden and un-realistic, the characters hard to understand or even like. The plot is hard to believe and hard to move forward at time, and overall not work my time.

While Patterson still makes a quick read with 'When the Wind Blows' you have to be willing to turn your brain off first.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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When Dr. ONeil, a veterinarian in Rural Colorado, who has been widowed, meets an FBI agent, also a widower, pages start turning while they both begin to uncover leads in a diabolical and inhuman plot involving modern science and research, gene splicing, ect. that involves high ups in the medical, scientific, legal, and government fields.
There are magical ideas involved, which did not appeal to me as much as books with more "realistic" plots do. Patterson continues in his "page turner" manner, and breath taking twists. Some probable like this more than I did.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Typical Patterson.....great read!!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Book is very good. Science fiction.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Another James Patterson great
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Loved it -- lots of suspense.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Delightful entry into the books about flying kids. this one was the precursor and is what the author based his other stories on. It is not the official bk1 to the series. It is more like the budding of the idea for the later books. I thoroughly enjoyed it, though.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Franny O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.
Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.

"WHIPS THE PAGES RIGHT BY---IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A DECADE SINCE I WAS CAPTIVATED BY A BOOK LIKE I WAS CAPTIVATED BY THIS ONE." Denvery Rocky Mountain News.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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When The Wind Blows by James Patterson is a touching story about a group of children who are mistreated and misused for the benefit of another group of people. This group is using the children as test subjects by mutating cells of different animals and using host women to give birth to the children. These children are born mutated; some have wings, some have no faces, and some do not even survive. The ones that die, or are later "put to sleep" are stuffed away. One of the children in particular, Max, is a 12 year old girl with wings. She and her brother Matthew have taken the abuse from the horrible school for so many years, and are so fed up with it, that they decide to flee the school. This doesn't work to plan. On the other face of the story, a man named Tom Brennan, undercover for the FBI as Kit Harrison, is boarding an airplane to Colorado to investigate the recent news of several murders in and around the Bear Bluff, Colorado area that may possibly be linked. Behind the backs of his co-workers, Kit has been studying the talks of a corporation secretly trying to evolve humans by testing children, which is extremely illegal and distasteful in every way. Kit is told by his boss to go on vacation to Nantucket due to his diligent work ways, but he's actually off to investigate this case. Also there is Frannie O' Neal, a widow of Bear Bluff working as a veterinarian. Her husband, David, was killed a few years ago in a parking lot. The police never found a suspect or lead. She still wakes up sweating after having a dream of her trying to save her loved husband once again. These 3 characters will all meet in one way or another, which leads up to an epic ending full of laughter, surprise, suspense, and loads of entertainment. This book left me wanting more...in which I grabbed a copy of the sequel, The Lake House, to start reading. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed a James Patterson book, or to anyone who enjoys suspenseful, murder mystery, and adventure type books.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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It was a good book. different but good
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I really enjoy James Patterson. This book held my interest throught out but I just could not get into the flying children. Everything else I really liked but it was just a little to far fetched for me. Even though this story could very well come to pass in the future. To me it was just a little to much. I would still say this was a very good story, book and I did enjoy it.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Another excellent book by James Patterson.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Greeat read!!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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This is a good book. I think it's the beginning of the Maximum Rides.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I enjoyed this book, but it was not at all what I was expecting. Most of his books are not like this one. However it is still the great suspense and storytelling you expect from Patterson.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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good
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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this book was a lot better than i imagined it would be. since i'm not really into all that sci-fi stuff and this is about kids with wings, i didn't think i would get into it. but i did. frannie must find a way to save the bird kids and overcome her life of lies.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Good read. Hard to put down.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Top notich - you'll want to try to read it in one sitting ... EXCELLENT
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a very interesting book. Difficult to put down. It is the first book of a series, I believe, of three books.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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This is a great read...It's the introduction to Max of the Maximum Ride series.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A RE ISSUE OF AN EARLY ONE VERY DIFFERANT FROM THE USUAL
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colrado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.

Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will ead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Great read. Story is very interesting and a scary.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I loved it! I suggest you read this book before reading "The Lake House" by the same author!
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a fantastic story! I want to fly like the kids did in this book. Can't wait to read the next one to see what happens to them
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A kind of prelude to the Angel Experiment series A good read.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Taking a break from his phenomenally successful Alex Cross series, James Patterson's When the Wind Blows is as much child's fantasy as it is an adult nightmare. The novel moves away from the gritty Washington, D.C., setting of the Cross books and follows the daily life of Frannie O'Neill, a Colorado veterinarian. After the mysterious death of her husband several years before, Frannie retreated to an isolated life in her Colorado practice. But a series of bizarre events suddenly disrupts her lonely routine. On a personal level, she is shaken by her new tenant--Kit Harrison. Kit's too handsome and too friendly and he's a hunter (or so Frannie thinks). He's also recovering from a devastating personal tragedy, and, as Frannie eventually learns, he's really an FBI agent using his vacation to follow a crucial lead. But Kit isn't the one that's got Frannie concerned. As she says after stopping her Suburban one night to check out something on the side of the road: "What I saw was way beyond my abilities to imagine, beyond my comprehension, my system of belief, and maybe beyond my ability to communicate right now. The little girl's arms were folded back in a peculiar way, but when she lifted them--feathers fanned out." The girl is Max, and the mystery of her wings leads Frannie and Kit into a massive conspiracy involving secret genetic research and the scientific manipulation of the human species.
Patterson, a former advertising executive who coined such catchy phrases as "Nupe it!," knows how to entertain. His chapters are always short (some only two pages), and his writing is clear and unobtrusive; the reading experience is brisk--akin to watching a summer blockbuster. The book is not as dark or as weighty as the tales of detective-psychologist Alex Cross, but while some fans may be disappointed by Patterson's migration from pure suspense fiction, his first-person narrator Frannie, has a quirky realism that keeps this flight of fancy mostly on stable ground.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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goes along with Lake House. Very different tale, but keeps you interested.
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Another Great bestseller by author James Patterson
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I really liked this book, imaginative and addicting
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I enjoyed this book. It was very fast paced, easily read and great story
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I really liked it. I read it in one day - it was a believable story due to the writing of the author.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Another riveting book by James Patterson. Keeps you on the edge all the time and wanting more so you don't want to put the book down! Excellent book
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. and late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.
Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plats of modern science
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Interesting book...hard to put down.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Children with wings!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fantastic book. I loved the characters.
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The Barnes & Noble Review
October 1998
Set against a sinister backdrop of genetic engineering and illegal scientific experimentation, When the Wind Blows dares readers to test their notions of human evolution and medical science. Frannie O'Neill is a caring young veterinarian living in the Colorado Rockies, trying to erase the memory of her beloved husband's mysterious murder. It is not long before another neighbor suddenly dies, and FBI agent Kit Harrison arrives at Frannie's doorstep. Kit is hell-bent on solving the heinous case despite resounding protests from the FBI and the thrashing of his own internal demons.

Kit secretly pursues the investigation, yet witnesses keep turning up dead. Then Frannie stumbles upon an astonishing discovery in the nearby woods, and their lives are altered in ways they could never have imagined. Simply knowing the secret of Max the terrified 11-year-old girl with an amazing gift could mean death.

As more and more diabolical details are unearthed, the murderer's bloody trail ultimately leads the trio to an underground lab network, known as "the School." Herescientistsconduct shockingly incomprehensible experiments involving children and genetic alteration.

But perhaps not so unfathomable: Doctors and medical researchers who have read Where the Wind Blows say the events described in this book could actually be a reality in the next 20 to 30 years. If not before.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Hit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.

Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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One of his best books, didn't want to put it down.
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Loved it so much, I read it twice!!!!
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Wonderful book to read...I just couldn't put it down till I was done with it... It kept me up till all hours of the night just to be able to see what was happening next... GREAT BOOK
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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ENJOYED THE BOOK. COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. THE END WILL SHOCK YOU, IT DID ME..
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A departure for Patterson, exploring one of mankind's wishes: the ability to fly.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Excellent book! I love this author!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Absolutely charming, along with a serious mystery involved. Different from most of Patterson's works, but a well worth read!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Both my daughter and I loved this book.
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Another great Patterson novel!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Another great book by Patterson! Great read, enjoyed it a lot!!
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James Patterson is incredible. He pulls you into his story in a few short pages and keeps you turning them until you are finished! His chapters are short and inevitably you end up reading "just one more!" This series is very thrilling!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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fast read, very interetsing!
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Loved this book and have already ordered the next in the series!
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This is a mystery thriller in which the two protagonists stumble upon a strange experiment of hybrid human bird-like children at a lab hidden in the mountains in Colorado. It is very fast-moving and action-packed. The sequel to this book is the Lake House.
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A real page turner!! I loved this book!!!!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A real fast read. Didn't want to put it down. Fascinating genetic engineering storyline.
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Interesting and a page turner! Another great Patterson read.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Didnt put it down until finished!
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What a FANTASTIC and GREAT book by James Patterson!!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventinal FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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VERY DIFFERENT JAMES PATTERSON BOOK FROM WHAT YOU ARE USED TO WITH ALEX CROSS AND HIS OTHER SLEUTHS..IT WILL AMAZE AND CAPTIVATE YOU.
Children with wings, half human half bird...but someone doesn't want them to live..at least not in public where the truth will come out.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A mystery with a twist. I loved it.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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FANTASTIC AS USUAL.
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excellent book for i hope and pray he makes this one along with the lake house into a movie and not the one with sandra bullock and keanu reaves.

alana.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This is the first book of a 2-book series. This is unlike James Patterson's Alex Cross novels - more science fiction-style. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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consumed this one in two (long) nights...couldn't put it down...
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange astonishing phenomenon. Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. This was a real page turner, couldn't put it down!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This was great, fast-paced, magical, and terrifying. Highly recommended!!
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Alex Delaware rides to the rescue again.
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List #1 or #2 Best Seller on the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA times. Chicago Tribune, etc. 'Nuff said.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I have read every Patterson book written and this is by far on the top of my list along with the sequel "The Lake House".
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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PATTERSON IS AWESOME, I AM LISTING A BUNCH OF HIS BOOKS, SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT.....
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Bizarre but fascinating plot. Found myself totally engrossed.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange astonishing phenomnon. Her name is Max. Only 11 years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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A great mystery which will make the reader work to figure out the clues, recommended
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I absolutely loved this book and the others that go with this one. This would make a great movie. Flying children, we all have fantasied at least once of flying, this book is of kids that can.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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good read with a different type of story
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modern science messing with kids
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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WOW! What an imagination on this one! Very different... but it kept me glued till the end and I loved it!
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Very good
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A wonderful, on-the-edge-of-my-seat tale about some amazing children and the couple that helps them.
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This is a different story for Patterson. I loved the flying children. It's a thriller, but also enchanting.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Lake House is a follow-up story to When the Wind Blows and unfortunatly, I read them out of order. I liked the Lake House better, but maybe if I'd read them in order...
Makes you wonder if these type experiments really go on.
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Chilling...this book is hard to put down once you start reading it.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Reading James Patterson is like watching a train wreck, you just can't turn away!! This is a story about children raised to be used in lab experiments. Fortunately, it's not graphic.

Donna V.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This is supposed to be a young adult series, but I love the ongoing story of Max and her companions.
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Max is only a little girl, but that doesn't stop the scientists who created her from huntinig her like prized game, without remorse. When Frannie, a local veterinarian, sees the girl in the forest, she doesn't know how she will get close enough help her.

I loved this book!
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" Whips the pages right by...it has been more than a decade since I was captivated by a book like I was captivated by this one"Denver Rocky Mountain News
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great sci-fi, suspense, and love story combined. Really good stuff.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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A Colorado veterinarian and a FBI agent discover a cruel but astonishing experiment hidden in the mountains-her name is Max-she is eleven years old-and she is one of the result of the scientist inhuman plot.
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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I love reading James Patterson books, but this book lost my interest.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterianarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stubles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon. Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Another really good book by James Patterson. Awesome characters and an intriguing story.
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Easy, Breezy afternoon read. Interesting and fun.
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Frannie O'Neil is a vet in Colorado. Her hubby was murdered a couple years ago...murder intrigue. More killings...strange phenomenon. Her name is Max. She is only 11. She will lead everyone to one of the mosr diabolical amd inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Wow, this was great! You'll want to read the sequel also, The Lake House.
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Awesome book! The first in a series.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This is my favorite James Patterson book. I really enjoyed it!
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Loved it!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great read! Quite the page-turner!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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James Patterson is such a versatile author! This one is more of a science fiction book, but written in a very believable modern day setting. I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Hard to put down
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado vet. haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.

Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Niell is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon. Her name is Max. Only 11 years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover on of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Frannie ONeill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.

I loved this book!! Very good read!!
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A GREAT book ! ! Hard to put down!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very interesting different book about a mysterious group of scientist that are making children who have wings and are half human and half bird like who can live longer lives than humans. The story is mostly about a couple who has discovered what these people are doing and are trying to save the children and get the secret hospital unveiled so that all can see what horrible lengths these scientists are going to to can these human babies to do their experiments on.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The story line is different than the usual James Patterson books, but still a good read.
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A fascinating story ~ I could not put it down.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Really enjoyable read. Intriguing!
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Non Series Book
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The story line is one that all of us at one time or another have though about.Or even dream of.I just couldn't put the book down without wondering what was happening next.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon. Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I WONDER IF THIS IS POSSIBLE? GENETIC RESEARCH IS QUITE SCARY.
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Interesting concept.
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Frannie O'Neill, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, comes across an astonishing discovery in the woods near her animal hospital. Soon after, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on Frannie's doorstep. And then there is eleven-year-old Max -- Frannie's amazing discovery -- and one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Awesome book by James Patterson! Love the story line.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A little different from other Patterson books, but still a good read. Has a sequel.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very different from the types of mystery and suspense thrillers I'm used to reading. A childlike quality of mystery and wonder shines through on every page. Very well done.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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When the Wind Blows is as much child's fantasy as it is an adult nightmare. It follows the daily life of Frannie O'Neill, a Colorado veterinarian. After the mysterious death of her husband several years before, Frannie retreated to an isolated life in her Colorado practice. But a series of bizarre events suddenly disrupts her lonely routine. On a personal level, she is shaken by her new tenant--Kit Harrison. Kit's too handsome and too friendly and he's a hunter (or so Frannie thinks). He's also recovering from a devastating personal tragedy, and, as Frannie eventually learns, he's really an FBI agent using his vacation to follow a crucial lead. But Kit isn't the one that's got Frannie concerned. As she says after stopping her Suburban one night to check out something on the side of the road: "What I saw was way beyond my abilities to imagine, beyond my comprehension, my system of belief, and maybe beyond my ability to communicate right now. The little girl's arms were folded back in a peculiar way, but when she lifted them--feathers fanned out." The girl is Max, and the mystery of her wings leads Frannie and Kit into a massive conspiracy involving secret genetic research and the scientific manipulation of the human species.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I usually love Patterson's books. This one should be titled "When The Book Blows"
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Frannie O'Neill is a talanted Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon....11 year old Max. She will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Another great thriller from James Patterson! Fun to read!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Not an Alex Cross novel but it does have a surprise twist thats totally unbelievable...I hope...but it makes a good read
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1st in this series. i can't wait to read the next one.
I would recommend this book to avid patterson readers!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a must read book!! Truely grabs you from the start and keeps you reading til the wee hours
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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absolutely loved this story
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a very intriguing look at what may be happening in the world right now. It sucked me in and I couldn't put it down.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Can't go wrong with a James Patterson book!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fernnie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder.But the course of her life is about to change again.After another bizarre killing,Kit Harrison,a troubled and unconventional FBI agent,arrives on her doorstep.And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange,astonishing phenomenon.Her name is Max.Only 11 years old,she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modren science.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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It was a great mix of science and fantasy.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Excellent book!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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excellent novel about genetic experiment gone wrong. thriller with plenty of danger. good patterson novel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A great book! A quick read, one you can't put down, not only because of the story line but because of the short chapters. It just makes you keep turning the pages...lol Prequel to The Lake House.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Her name is Max, only eleven years old she will lead frannie and kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A good Patterson novel
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.
Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncober one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Prequel to The Lake House.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Not your ordinary James Patterson mystery, this book introduces a new FBI agent, Kit Harrison to solve a mysterious killing in Colorado. A strange and astonishing phenomenon named Max arrives on Veterinarian Frannie O'Neill's doorstep after her husband's and bizarre murder. Max is only 11 years old and she leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. This story could be very close to reality.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Her name is Max.Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon.

Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Frannie O'Neill, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, comes across an astonishing discovery in the woods near her animal hospital. Soon after, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on Frannie's doorstep. And then there is eleven-year-old Max -Frannie's amazing discovery - and one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I'm a James Patterson fan - can't wait to keep reading more of his books!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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One of James Patterson's best! This one introduced the flying kids that are genetically enginered in a hidden lab and the people who tryto save them. Really keeps you turning the pages from start to finish!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Not the usual James Patterson....more like Dean Koontz. Interesting
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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partly mystery partly on the sci fi edge... not bad if you want a no brainer good read
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This thriller grabbed me from the first page.......and I stayed up all night finishing it!
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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i really didn't like the characters.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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This book is definitely NOT like James Patterson's other books. If you are looking for the typical Alex Cross detective novel, this is not for you. However, if you are looking for a mystery/science fiction novel that is more in the vein of Dean Koontz, you may enjoy this one.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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One of this author's most unforgettable thrillers.
An eleven-year-old leads an unconventional FBI agent and a widow of a murder victim to one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This is a good suspense book up there with all the rest of Patterson's work.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Page turning thriller.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Great book. Makes you think about some of the things you wish you had the ability to do.