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London bridges, by James Patterson

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London bridges
Title
London bridges
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by James Patterson
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Language
eng
Summary
A huge bomb goes off a few hundred feet over Sunrise Valley, Nevada, and world leaders have just four days to prevent the total destruction of major cities of the world prompting Alex Cross to join forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol to hunt down his two deadliest nemeses--the Wolf and the Weasel
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Review
Any thriller writer, wannabe or actual, would do well to study Patterson's 10th Alex Cross novel. A sequel to last year's The Big Bad Wolf , the book is a model of economy, delivering a full package of suspense, emotion and characterization in a minimum number of words. The story brings back not only Big Bad Wolf 's arch-villain, the Russian mobster known as the Wolf, but also an earlier Patterson bad guy, the Weasel, recruited by the Wolf to further his plans. These involve extorting Western powers for billions of dollars to avoid major terrorist attacks on New York, London, Washington and Frankfurt—attacks the Wolf offers a preview of by wiping out a town in Nevada by aerial bombardment after hustling its citizens to safety, then by doing the same to a village in England without evacuating the populace. The novel features numerous exciting scenes, most notably one in which Cross is kidnapped, then shackled to a suitcase atomic bomb. It's not the steady tension, the numerous colorful locales, the reliable action climaxes nor the novel's effective doomsday gloss that makes this thriller work so well, though. It is, of course, the characters, and in Cross, Patterson continues to elaborate his finest hero, cerebral yet emotional, dedicated yet flawed, caught between duty and family. Regrettably, the novel is marred in its final chapters by a series of surprises that skirt playing unfair with the reader, but most Patterson fans probably won't mind and they are legion enough to send this to the top of the charts, for good reason. (Nov. 8) --Staff (Reviewed November 8, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 45, p37)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129008
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Patterson, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A822
LC item number
L665 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Alex Cross series
Series volume
10
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  • Cross, Alex (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • African American police
  • Terrorism
  • Police psychologists
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
London bridges, by James Patterson
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Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780316710596
Lccn
2004016752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
56012146
Label
London bridges, by James Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780316710596
Lccn
2004016752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
56012146

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