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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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In POP GOES THE WEASEL, James Patterson has created a formidable villain every reader will see in the shadows when the lights are out, a tender love story, a plot powered by relentless suspense and psychological thrills kicked up to an all-time high 'It's all just a game, darling. I play with three other men. Their names are FAMINE, WAR and CONQUEROR. My name is DEATH. You're a very lucky girl ' I'm the best player of all.' Geoffrey Shafter: a man who never loses, he is prepared to play the game of games for the highest stakes of all. Alex Cross: senior Washington, DC, homicide detective, he is determined, whatever the consequences, to unmask the man he has nicknamed the weasel, the prime suspect for a spate of killings that Cross has been forbidden to investigate. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Das war mein letztes Buch von James Patterson und der Auslöser, warum ich Ihn nicht mehr lesen werde: einfach nur noch unrealistisch.Ich habe auch den verdacht, dass er die Bücher gar nicht mehr selbst schreibt, sondern zusammen mit einem Team von Ghostwritern schreibt, denn der Qualitätsunterschied zu den früheren Büchern ist schon enorm. ( )
  volumed42 | Jan 27, 2012 |
ALEX CROSS
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Patterson's books are fast-paced and page-turners. I really like the characters of Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson.

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Geoffrey Shafer: a man who never loses, he is prepared to play the game of games for the highest stakes of all.
Alex Cross: senior homicide detective, he is determined, whatever the consequences, to unmask the man he has nicknamed the weasel, the prime suspect for a spate of killings Cross has been forbidden to investigate. ( )
  mazda502001 | Jun 13, 2010 |
Great book for more mature readers. Gives a dark look into the mind of a killer though so if you don't like the dark aspect don't read it. Still overall a great book. ( )
  Connor16 | Jan 31, 2010 |
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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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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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:29:31 -0400)

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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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