Saturday, May 12, 2012

London Bridges by James Patterson

London Bridges
by James Patterson

 Minutes after soldiers evacuate a Nevada town, a bomb completely destroys it. On vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross gets the call: the blast was perpetrated by the Wolf. A supercriminal and Cross's deadliest nemesis, the Wolf threatens to obliterate major cities, including London, Paris, and New York. Then evidence reveals the involvement of a ruthless assassin known as the Weasel. Could these two dark geniuses be working together? Now with just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm, Cross is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger --- and toward the explosive truth about the Wolf's identity, a revelation that Cross may not survive.

 Alex Cross is a father, son, psychologist, and a bad-ass detective. Over the years he has danced with the devil many times, but he ain't seen nothing yet. When The Wolf, a Russian criminal who's as illusive as a shadow, decides that he's going to blackmail the most powerful nations on the planet, Alex feels like the world is coming to an end, literally.  Before long, bridges are exploding, people are dying, and time is running out.  Every strategy is unsuccessful. The Wolf is thorough, covering all bases, and remaining ten steps ahead at all times. Can Alex Cross save the world, again?

I am a longtime fan of James Patterson and Alex Cross is in my top five favorite characters. So you won't be surprised to hear that I loved this book. I have read nearly all of the Alex Cross novels, mostly out of order, and I am still in awe of this amazing character.  Alex Cross is likable, complex, super intelligent, and he's an awesome father!

Boy can James Patterson create a villain! He loads them up with the abominable personalities, psychopathic tendencies, and then lets us in on the one thing in their past that made them so effed up. He's a genius and I worship him.

Since this was an audiobook it gave the story another dimension.  The tension building music made my heart race on cue and the narrators accents were on point. By far one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to.

I give this book:

London Bridges is available in all formats wherever books are sold. Visit James Patterson on his website, you can also like him on facebook.

I borrowed this book from the Los Angeles County Library. All views and opinions expressed are my own.


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Anonymous said...

i like this book! this is the best alex cross book in my opinion!

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