Four Blind Mice showed us Alex Cross’s last heroic act as a DC cop before hanging up his badge. Big Bad Wolf begins with our favorite young Muhammad Ali look-a-like reporting for duty with the FBI. He’s supposed to be learning the ropes, but Alex’s law enforcement expertise is needed immediately for a chilling case.
A notorious, unstoppable Russian mobster called The Wolf runs a kidnapping ring for a selected few. Wealthy men meet in the Wolf’s encrypted chat room and order beautiful, prominent women and attractive young men for their sexual pleasure and disposal.
Big Bad Wolf is a fast-paced narrative. Alex Cross is at his best as he moves closer to busting the ring while trying to adjust to Bureau procedure. Alex Cross Jr. plays a key role in the book as well. Christine Johnson arrives in an attempt to claim the 2 year-old she left with Alex Sr. so long ago.
James Patterson is a busy man, cranking out several novels a year. The furious pace doesn’t hinder his ability to keep the Alex Cross series fresh and exciting. As usual, Patterson ends with a bombshell that will keep readers anxiously waiting for more.