The Big Bad Wolf
Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered - a predator known only as "the Wolf. "Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing... show more
Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered - a predator known only as "the Wolf. "Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks as if a shadowy figure called the Wolf - a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organize crime - is behind this business in which ordinary men and women are sold as slaves. Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it is time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out on his own in order to track the Wolf and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home too. His ex-fiancee, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life - and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 1st 2004
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross, #9) by James Patterson is a book that I could not put down. It gave me a sleepless night but did not disappoint. Alex Cross & his attempt to outsmart the FBI & capture the most ruthless killer he ever encountered, kept the pages turning.
I just didn't want to listen to this audiobook. I got to the point where I'd listen to nothing instead of this audiobook. Don't ask me why.
Big Bad Wolf had a sufficient amount of tension and moved along at a nice pace, but what it suffered is that neither the plot, the situation or the characters were remotely believable. The Wolf is an ultra shadowy Russian mafioso who is invisible, omniscient and omnipotent. He can do anything he wan...
Just good Patterson. This is when his writing was good..I loved all of the earlier Alex Cross books. They were creepy and could suck the reader in from page one. Alas, that Patterson is gone!