By James Patterson
Alex pass battles the main ruthless and strong killer he has ever encountered - a predator recognized purely as "the Wolf. "Alex Cross's first case for the reason that becoming a member of the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. around the state, women and men are being abducted in extensive sunlight after which disappearing thoroughly. those everyone is no longer being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. they're being received and offered. And it seems like a shadowy determine known as the Wolf - a grasp legal who has introduced a brand new reign of terror to prepare crime - is in the back of this company during which traditional women and men are offered as slaves. at the same time he admires the FBI's giant assets, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and warning while it's time to circulate. A lone wolf himself, he has to head out on his personal to be able to music the Wolf and take a look at to rescue the various sufferers whereas they're nonetheless alive. because the case boils over, Alex is in scorching water at domestic too. His ex-fiancee, Christine Johnson, comes again into his existence - and never for the explanations Alex may have was hoping.
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Five It used to be the fellow Audrey Meek had drawn for us. He was once 6 lifeless, and his demise were terrible. probably poison of seven a few variety. eight Papers lay scattered at the mattress. along them, a foun9 tain pen. zero I bent and started to learn one of the notes: 1 2 To whomever — three As you recognize by means of now, i'm the person who held Audrey four Meek captive. All i will say is that it really is whatever I needed to five do. i feel I had no selection; no unfastened will within the topic. I 6 enjoyed her because the ﬁrst time I observed her at considered one of my ex7 hibitions in Philadelphia. We talked that evening, yet of eight direction she didn’t have in mind me. nobody ever does. (Until nine now besides. ) what's the reason in the back of an obsession? zero i've got no notion, no longer a clue, although I smitten by 178 BigBadWolf_HCtextF1. playstation 8/29/03 3:37 PM web page 179 the large undesirable WOLF Audrey for over seven years of my existence. I had all of the funds i might ever desire, and but it intended not anything to me. no longer until eventually I acquired the chance to take what i actually sought after, what i wished. How may I withstand — irrespective of the associated fee? 1 / 4 million money gave the look of not anything to be with Audrey, even for those few days. Then an odd factor. might be a miracle. after we hung out jointly, i discovered that I enjoyed Audrey an excessive amount of to maintain her like this. I by no means harmed her. no longer in my very own brain besides. If I harm you, Audrey, I’m sorry. I enjoyed you a great deal, this a lot. One sentence stored repeating inside of my head after I ﬁnished analyzing: no longer till I obtained the chance to take what i actually sought after, what i wanted. How had that occurred? Who was once in the market fulﬁlling the fantasies of those madmen? Who used to be at the back of this? It certain wasn’t the paintings Director. 179 BigBadWolf_HCtextF1. playstation 8/29/03 3:37 PM web page one hundred eighty BigBadWolf_HCtextF1. playstation 8/29/03 3:37 PM web page 181 Part 3 WOLF TRACKS BigBadWolf_HCtextF1. playstation 8/29/03 3:37 PM web page 182 BigBadWolf_HCtextF1. playstation 8/29/03 3:37 PM web page 183 Chapter fifty two I DIDN’T come again to Washington till virtually ten the subsequent evening, and that i knew i used to be in difficulty with Jannie, most likely with every person in the home other than Little Alex and the cat. I’d promised we might visit the pool on the Y, and now it was once too past due to move at any place other than to sleep. Nana used to be sitting over a cup of tea within the kitchen whilst I got here in. She didn’t even search for. I bypassed a lecture and headed upstairs within the hopes that Jannie could nonetheless be conscious. She used to be. My most sensible little lady used to be sitting on her mattress surrounded by means of numerous magazines, together with American woman. Her previous favourite undergo, Theo, was once propped in her lap. Jannie had long past to sleep with Theo due to the fact that she used to be under a 12 months previous and her mom used to be nonetheless alive. in a single nook of the room Rosie the cat was once curled up on a pile of Jannie’s laundry. one among Nana’s jobs for her and Damon used to be that they begin doing their very own laundry. 183 BigBadWolf_HCtextF1. playstation 8/29/03 3:37 PM web page 184 JAMES PATTERSON 1 I had a considered Maria then. My spouse used to be sort and a couple of brave, a unique lady who’d been shot in a mysteri3 ous drive-by incident in Southeast that I’d by no means been capable of four clear up. I had by no means closed the ﬁle.