Former D.C. cop Alex Cross, who's now an FBI agent, is called to a scene of mass destruction in Sunrise Valley,
NV, a small town that's been bombed
off the map. As top brass at the CIA,
FBI and Homeland Security meet to
discuss the Nevada attack, they are
contacted by a man nicknamed the
Wolf, whom Alex believes is a former Russian operative.
The Wolf demands tremendous
sums of money or he'll orchestrate massive destruction in some of the world's largest cities. As the payoff deadline draws nearer, Cross and agents across the globe desperately search for the Wolf and any connections to terrorist cells bent on global destruction.
Cross is a charismatic protagonist; he enjoys his home life with his children, tries to spend time with his young son in Seattle and juggles a long-distance relationship with San Francisco cop Jamilla Hughes. Possibly Patterson's best Alex Cross novel to date, London Bridges has nonstop suspense and will keep readers on the edge of their seats. (Nov., 400 pp., $27.95)