I feel that I got criss-crossed with this book. It was no where near the ongoing series of Alex Cross dramas. Felt like the suspense was in quick sand and waited for something to happen , it did , then chapters of almost falling asleep. I'm surely not afraid of this Big Bad Wolf , unless the author brings him to life and scares the heck out of us. Maybe it was winter hiberation for this wolf-like creature but I want more of the old Patterson mode to wake me up.
this was a fun read and a good description of the root-bound fbi but...
the characters were pure cardboard. the hero was a saint, a classical pianist, the world's best single dad, an extraordinary lover, no warts, no frailties. the villain was the opposite without a gram of goodness. pulp fiction.
the story was unrealistic. an overage black cop joins the fbi and rises from lowly recruit to under assistant grand poobah in the short course of the novel. he moves through the cast iron beaurocracy like moses parting the red sea.
and most irriating, it's a flawed knock-off of thomas harris's red dragon, the novel in which hanibal lecter and clarise starling debut.
This is an absolutely wonderful book. I could stop listening. The use of two narrators added an enjoyable dimension. The plot is full of twists and turns and twisted characters. After barely being able to live through The Jester, it is nice to come back to the familiar Alex Cross. This is one book you will not want to miss.
The story was decent but I feel cheated by the ending. It is as if the author suddenly got tired and decided to end the book. There is no conclusion. We are left hanging. Dissapointed.
This book was boring. The characters have no depth, and the suspense is very transparent. There is no mystery here that you can't predict with little thought. James Patterson as a whole writes shallow novels. The movies based on his books are ok because of the actors but not because of the writing. Look at the time, how can the author describe anything of any detail in such a short time.
This book is one of James Pattersons best. The reading was wonderful. There has to be a second book. I can't wait to see if Alex get the Wolf and gets little Alex back.