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London Bridges James Patterson|Patterson, James 1 of 1
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Product Details:

Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 0316009571
ISBN-13: 9780316009577
Sku: 39730197
Publish Date: 6/11/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10H x 6.25L x 1.75T
Pages:  464
Age Range:  NA
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< b>A New York Times Bestselling Author< /b>< P>Alex Cross is back - and so is the Big Bad Wolf. Terrorists have seized the world's 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, Alex Cross knows that it is only a matter of time before the bombers' threats to the other cities are brutally executed. Heading up the investigation by the FBI, CIA and Interpol, 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.
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When the world's largest cities are seized by terrorists who threaten to set off deadly bombs unless their demands are met, Alex Cross heads a joint investigation by the FBI, CIA, and Interpol to outmaneuver two vicious criminals known as the Weasel and the Wolf. By the author of The Big Bad Wolf. (Suspense)When the world's largest cities are seized by terrorists who threaten to set off deadly bombs, Alex Cross heads a joint investigation by the FBI, CIA, and Interpol to outmaneuver two vicious criminals known as the Weasel and the Wolf.
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In the 10th Alex Cross book, the now-FBI agent races the clock as he confronts two prior nemeses in a chilling scenario that threatens both the world at large and him personally. Armed men brusquely and brutally evacuate the small Nevada town of Sunrise Valley, which is subsequently obliterated by a fuel-air bomb. This action marks the opening salvo in a ploy by the vicious Russian mobster known as the Wolf (the villain from the previous Cross novel, THE BIG BAD WOLF). Aided by British murderer Colonel Geoffrey Shafer, aka "the Weasel," the Wolf heads a cabal of terrorists threatening to bomb several major world cities if their ransom demands, which total several billion dollars, are not met within the next four days. Tapped to head an international task force dedicated to foiling this sinister plot, Alex Cross quickly learns that the Wolf and the Weasel's plans also include personal revenge against Cross himself.
Author Bio
James Patterson
James Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, 50 miles north of New York City. Valedictorian of his class at the Christian Brothers school, St. Patrick's, in 1965, Patterson graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in English. He first entertained the idea of becoming a writer in 1971 when he worked as a college student in a mental institution, a job that afforded him abundant time to read. He came up with the idea for his first novel during that time, and five years later, after 26 rejection slips, his first effort, "The Thomas Berryman Number", appeared in bookstores. Since that time, Patterson has written numerous best-selling thrillers featuring the sensitive, modern-day hero Alex Cross, including "Kiss the Girls", which was made into a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman.

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Publishers Weekly
"Any thriller writer, wannabe or actual, would do well to study [LONDON BRIDGES]....[I]n Cross, Patterson continues to elaborate his finest hero, cerebral yet emotional, dedicated yet flawed, caught between duty and family." 11/08/2004
Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0464
Product attributePublisher:   Little Brown and Company
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