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Wie het laatst lacht (original 1999; edition 2009)

by James Patterson, Gerard Grasman

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Title:Wie het laatst lacht
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Gerard Grasman
Info:Utrecht : Bruna; 411 p, 18 cm; http://opc4.kb.nl/DB=1/PPN?PPN=297487825
Collections:Gelezen, Your library
Rating:****
Tags:thriller

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Pop Goes The Weasel by James Patterson (1999)

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Another entry in the Alex Cross series, and it's pretty good. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
I love the Alex Cross series. Currently reading them in order and this book doesn't disappoint. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Dec 28, 2015 |
4 stars. Defiantly A LOT going on in this book. The ending was a real surprise. I look forward to the next book! Alex Cross needs a vacation from the crazies. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
4 stars. Defiantly A LOT going on in this book. The ending was a real surprise. I look forward to the next book! Alex Cross needs a vacation from the crazies. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
Detective Alex Cross is back - and he's 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 dimplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves,... ( )
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Het afleveren van een onverbiddelijke bestseller is zijn doel. Wel, daarin is hij geslaagd.
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This is for Suzie and Jack, and for the millions of Alex Cross readers who so frequently ask, Can't you write faster?
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Geoffrey Shafer, dashingly outfitted in a single-breasted blue blazer, white shirt, striped tie and narrow gray trousers from H. Huntsman and Son, walked out of his town house at seven thirty in the morning and climbed into his black Jaguar XJ12.
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Detective Alex Cross is back--and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling. Cross's pursuit of the killer produces a suspect, a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving he's the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As Shafer engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, Alex and his fiance become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Cross has ever faced.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446608815, Mass Market Paperback)

Likened to a "young Muhammad Ali," Alex Cross, the Porsche-driving profiler, doctor, detective, and father of two has seen his fair share of vicious killers. From a bloodthirsty butcher who came after his family (Cat and Mouse) to a devilish duo working cross-country (Kiss the Girls), Cross has managed to outmaneuver all of his enemies. Until he meets the Weasel.

A series of killings in the forgotten, crime-infested ghettos of southeast D.C. has sent Cross and his 6'9" 250-pound partner, John Sampson, in search of the "Jane Doe" killer. However, their racist, tyrannical boss George Pitman orders them to stay out of the southeast and investigate the high-profile murder of a wealthy white man. Cross already has suspicions that the murders are linked, but when Sampson's ex turns up in an abandoned southeast warehouse kicked to death, the two detectives carry on with their original investigation. Meanwhile, Cross's longtime love, Christine (Cat and Mouse), has taken prominence in his life, and it looks as if the two will finally get hitched--with one glitch: Cross puts everything he loves in jeopardy as he obsessively goes after the Weasel.

Akin to a slick Hollywood action flick, Pop Goes the Weasel doesn't have time for meaningful character development or thoughtful moral analysis. And it doesn't need to. Its winning formula is based on short scenes (chapters average about 3 pages), addictive plot progression, and mean dialogue: "Sampson sighed and said, 'I think her tongue is stapled inside the other girl. I'm pretty sure that's it, Alex. The Weasel stapled them together.' I looked at the two girls and shook my head. 'I don't think so. A staple, even a surgical one, would come apart on the tongue's surface.... Crazy glue would work." --Rebekah Warren

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A serial killer unleashes a reign of terror in Washington against black women. Detective Alex Cross goes after him and discovers a British embassy official who masquerades as a black taxi driver to lure his victims.

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