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Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross (5)) von…
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Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross (5)) (2000. Auflage)

von James Patterson (Autor)

Reihen: Alex Cross (5)

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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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Titel:Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross (5))
Autoren:James Patterson (Autor)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2000), 480 pages
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I particularly liked this Alex Cross book. The evil was evident but I felt like this particular evil man had much more depth than some of the others. I look forward to reading more and thank god this book ended on a positive note! ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
I wish I could have given this book 5 stars but I was more interested in the Alex/Christine story line instead of the murder story line. I found myself skipping paragraphs to get back to Alex. I felt the story was a bit like the last book I read (Cat and Mouse). ( )
  bah195 | Dec 21, 2020 |
I started reading this series during The Great American Read. I was familiar with James Patterson, mostly because his name is splashed all over so many books as author, co-author, or whatever you want to call his publication style, but I had never actually read one of his books. I discovered quickly that I actually like Alex Cross, a Washington D.C. psychologist who becomes a detective. Cross investigates some gritty, hard-hitting cases. The series reads like a television thriller series or an over-the-top movie.....a cop soap opera. Devious serial killers. Crooks who keep popping up in Cross' life to cause damage. Bad cops. Thugs. And every time Cross gets a girlfriend bad things happen. Every. Time.

Despite the plots getting cheesy in places, I'm enjoying reading through this series. Pop Goes the Weasel gave me some trouble though, but not because of the plot, characters or writing. I actually had a hard time finding a copy of the book. I'm on a personal book buying ban at the moment (I own way too many physical books -- thousands of them -- so I'm not buying anything I'm only going to read once) so buying this book was not an option. My local library and its various branches do not own a physical copy of this book. So I turned to the digital offerings.....the ebook had a huge waiting list (Drat! People have discovered the joy of the library's digital site! lol). I finally checked out the audio book version only to discover it's abridged. Heavily abridged. The full audio book is almost 10 hours long. The version I listened to is only 5 1/2 hours long, which means they cut out half the story. Rather than wait weeks in a queue for the ebook....I chose to listen to the abridged story. I found it a bit annoying that they chose to leave in a steamy sex scene between Alex and his girlfriend Christine while obviously cutting out a lot of the meat of the story. Sigh. But....at least I can move on with the series now rather than sitting in a queue for a couple months waiting on an ebook.

Pop Goes the Weasel is the 5th book in the Alex Cross series. There are 26 books in the series, with a new book, Criss Cross, coming out in 2019. I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with this series....another reason I didn't want to wait for the library's ebook. This time, Cross is investigating a string of violent murders in D.C. They are calling the killer The Weasel. Just as Cross is narrowing in on a suspect, his girlfriend is kidnapped (Please stop dating, Cross....it never ever ends well!). Turns out this killer will be one of the most gruesome and diabolical criminals that Alex Cross will ever come across. And he's playing a game of life and death with Alex Cross.

I enjoyed this story.....well, I enjoyed the parts of this story I got to hear. This version is just too heavily abridged. The narrators give a great performance....the plot was interesting (despite the girlfriend in danger plot device coming up yet again...sigh) and the investigation filled with action and suspense. I'm going middle of the road with my rating on this one....just because half the story is missing. I'm confused why both libraries I use (my local and a nearby large metro library system) only have an abridged audio version of this book while the rest of the series is available unabridged? Frustrating! Especially when the after effects of this story continue through the rest of the series. Grumble, grumble.

On to the next book in the series -- Roses are Red. ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
Pop Goes The Weasel is a reasonably entertaining book, I wouldn't go as far as some folks who call it a masterpiece, but I will say it is fairly enthralling. This is the second time I've read it, the first being 6.5 years ago and I did remember it positively, yet perhaps some of that is nostalgia.

My main quibble is the fact that 'the killer' makes some rather rudimentary mistakes, is spotted, and despite such, no one puts everything together and he just keeps getting away with it, he's never even questioned as to why he was hanging out in the street late at night for hours outside of a flat where two underage girls were brutalised and murdered.

It was frankly a little frustrating to read and take seriously especially with the rather over the top plot point of four ex-intelligence agents playing a bizarre is-it-fantasy-or-is-it-reality game. I did find it a bit puzzling a one point how it's mentioned that the radio of a car that's a crime scene has been tampered with, but never again is that mentioned - I kept waiting for it to come back up as a 'gotcha' piece of evidence that corners the killer but it was never mentioned again.

That being said, it's a pretty fast paced an intriguing story, albeit a little frustrating a times. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Jul 23, 2019 |
3.5 stars ( )
  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
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