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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I adore reading James Patterson's Alex Cross novels. Some one gave me "Kill Alex Cross". I enjoyed it immensely, to the point that I am going through the series, from the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. W. SIMPSON
Wow, I've gotten so far behind on my reviews already! I'm still determined to finish the Alex Cross series before the end of 2011, and I'm currently 5 books from the end. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2011 by Blood, Sweat, & Carbs
I you like fast-paced books such as McCrae's "Katzenjammer" or Patterson's "Roses are Red," then you'll LOVE "Pop Goes the Weasel." I did. My friends did. Read morePublished on March 21 2006 by Alan Roperts
Alex Cross is one of the best detectives I have read, I have always enjoyed this series this novel left a little to be desired though the ending seemed a bit rushed and didn't... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Sloppy-Joe
Patterson weaves a great story, but he needs a legal advisor. Since I am a trial attorney I found it bizarre to be reading a sequence about a criminal trial where the defendant has... Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by Shane Gleason
I have been reading all the Alex Cross books in order. I was impressed with this one. I especially liked the ending - there was a nice little twist to it. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Irish Accountant
i am an avid reader of Alex Cross *the protagonist* novels, and this one is a fast paced read, i found myself unable to put it down once i got into it although to me it does not... Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by "jkkl808"
I am slowly but surely working my way back through the archive of Alex Cross novel from Patterson. All things considered, Pop Goes the Weasel is a solid effort by Patterson. Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by Timothy J. Kindler