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The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson

The Book:

Alex Cross has left his job as a police officer and is in training to join the FBI. But he is pulled out from his classes when a high-profile case needs attention. Rich white women were being kidnapped and possibly forced into slavery or prostitution. Further investigations reveal that this could be the works of the Russian mafia, a deadly man who calls himself the ‘Wolf’.

Things are not great on his personal front as well since little Alex’s mother is back and wants to take him with her. Will Alex find the ‘Wolf’ and rescue the kidnapped women? Are any of the women still alive??

The View:

As promised I am now targeting the Alex Cross Series, I have already read a few of the books so I am familiar with Cross and his personal/professional life. I definitely like the Women’s Murder Club Series because I am biased with women protagonists, but Cross will do for now.

The Big Bad Wolf is definitely one of Patterson’s better books. The change in Alex’s life with regards to his FBI training and the challenge with Little Alex’s mother appearing in the scene make this book relatable. I also liked how Alex is not portrayed as one of those police men who just gets lucky and stumbles into clues, this was surely something that annoyed me in his other books.

Alex gets a different image here as a sensible investigator. He works to find his clues and he does a good job at that. He tries to balance his personal and professional life and just like every common man struggles with it. The Wolf is ‘THE’ villain. His character development is spot on and he gave me the chills.

Rated a 4 on 5. This book was definitely well-paced except for the end where it got a bit too rushed. You cannot get enough of the surprises and twists that ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ has to offer.



One Response

  1. I can’t wait to start this series, but I want to get caught up on a few other series I am reading first. Glad to see this book was a good one….

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