The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross, Book 9) by James Patterson
By James Patterson
Alex pass battles the main ruthless and strong killer he has ever encountered - a predator identified in basic terms as "the Wolf. "Alex Cross's first case on the grounds that becoming a member of the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. around the nation, women and men are being abducted in huge sunlight after which disappearing thoroughly. those individuals are no longer being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. they're being acquired and bought. And it seems like a shadowy determine referred to as the Wolf - a grasp legal who has introduced a brand new reign of terror to arrange crime - is in the back of this company within which usual women and men are offered as slaves. while he admires the FBI's titanic assets, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and warning whilst it's time to circulation. A lone wolf himself, he has to head out on his personal with a purpose to song the Wolf and check out to rescue a few of the sufferers whereas they're nonetheless alive. because the case boils over, Alex is in scorching water at domestic too. His ex-fiancee, Christine Johnson, comes again into his existence - and never for the explanations Alex may have was hoping.
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.