Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross Series #5)

Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross Series #5)

by James Patterson
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Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross Series #5) by James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross is in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect-a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Alex Cross has ever faced. Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is one of the world's greatest suspense writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759527782
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: Alex Cross Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,487
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Pop Goes the Weasel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 297 reviews.
Kasia_S More than 1 year ago
The fifth installment of the amazing series doesn't disappoint, if anything it makes me want to get back into the complex lives of these strong characters the moment that last page is turned. These books have a tendency of sucking me in hard and fast and making my mind wander around the story line even when I'm not reading it. I think there are sixteen or so books now in this series and I am always trying my best not to peak at what they are about, spoilers galore can happen, so I try my best to know as little as possible about each before I start reading it. James Patterson did a great job of creating the Cross family, making the reader care and worry about them, after all when a detective is being stalked and harassed by crazed psychopaths his family fall prey to them as well, making me stressed out but completely absorbed into the plot. This time the nemesis is not only dangerous and blood thirsty but seems to have no regard for his own life, the games is tastier when the stakes are ultra high, making Alex's life extra complicated, his good deeds seem to be turning on him when a suspect turns the tables, making a mockery of the trail, making people question whether Alex caught the right guy. Never mind that the evidence points to the truth, the dirty game of lies and deception has reached new levels, making this a tasty and intense read. The killer plays a game with 3 other shady characters, throwing dice to pick their next victim and ways of disposing them, whether the killings are random or planned, they send shockwaves through all the pages. Peace and quiet never lasts long at the Cross house, no matter what great things develop. At one point something happens to one of the characters that made me recoil in shock, adding an extra ounce of worry to the whole story line, I absolutely loved the ending and I won't pretend that I wasn't close to tears reading it. Well a few tears but still...I'm a softie deep down there somewhere. This book was really fun and crazy and thrilling and all the good things one looks for in a thriller. As always I recommend reading in order to get the most out of all the delicious mayhem that twists harder and harder with each novel. Patterson had managed to keep a hum over the whole tale with someone's tragedy and it really made the book better than I expected, I can't wait to read the next. - Kasia S.
missouriRB More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the Alex Cross series. Every book I've read so far has kept me in suspense. Once I finish one book I can't wait to start reading the next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After that whimpy book When the Wind Blows Patterson is back. I throughly enjoyed this book. I really missed Alex. I love knowing who the murder is and the Knowing what each one is doing till they finally meet. The love angle is also very romantic. It was alittle hoky at the end but, it will be interesting to see if Christine can tame the wild bull. I hope not. I would really miss Alex the wild man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Give it a chance u will be glad if u do
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought the romance dialog was very corny and a lot of the references to alex's family were repeats from previous books. the time sequence was all out of wack and the end of the love section of this story was very predictable. mr patterson did do a fair job with the geoffrey shafer character, bit i felt that could still have been fleshed out some.a very disappointing effort from a good writer i have enjoyed in the past.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Did it work
bmamca36 More than 1 year ago
Love Alex Cross
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Can't put it down
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"Okay?" She traied. "What is it?"
bobbiBG More than 1 year ago
I love Patterson books and "Pop Goes the Weasel" is right on track. I have read many of his books but decided to start with the #1 book of the Alex Cross series and work my way through all of them in succession. Fabulous! I recommend it to anyone!
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Crooker More than 1 year ago
If you are an Alex Cross fan this will be a must to read. It is page turner and flows well. It was hard to put it down.
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It's hard to go wrong with Alex Cross. Always enjoyable.