The Big Bad Wolf

Topics: James Patterson, Alex Cross, Morgan Freeman Pages: 3 (989 words) Published: October 2, 2011
“The Big Bad Wolf”
By: James Patterson

Author: James Patterson
James Patterson is a fictional novelist and multi #1 New York Times Best Selling Author. He is widely known for his series of novels surrounding Forensic Psychologist Alex Cross. The series included such great novels as “Kiss the Girls” and “Along Came a Spider”; which were reworked into blockbuster movies starring Oscar Award Winning Actor Morgan Freeman as Dr. Alex Cross. Patterson has written 71 novels in 33 years (19 of which were best sellers). He has won several awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year and the International Thriller of the Year. Born and raised in Newburgh, New York, Patterson attended Manhattan College after high school in 1969 where he majored in English. After a few undecided years and several odd end jobs, he continued his education at Vanderbilt University where he received his masters. He was the CEO of an advertising agency (J. Walter Thompson) were he coined the slogan “Toys R Us Kid” until 1996. He decided to pursue his writing career fulltime after the success of his novel “Along Came a Spider”. Since then, Patterson has never looked back and has had a very successful career as a novelist touring all over the world for book signings. Patterson now leaves in Florida with his wife Susan and son Jack.

“The Big Bad Wolf” is the ninth book in the Alex Cross series. It a fictional suspense thriller surrounding Dr. Cross’s first major cases as an FBI Agent. The case involves a white slave prostitution ring run by a man calling himself ‘The Wolf’, a criminal mastermind who takes special orders from wealthy clients and has his two hired guns (one male and one female) abduct someone who best fits the description. The kidnapped victims are delivered to the paying clients never to be heard from again. The case is turned over to the FBI when the wife of a federal judge (Elizabeth Connelly) is kidnapped from a shopping mall in...
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