NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
(Little, Brown and Company, 2012, 368 pages)
NYPD Red is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan’s wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, they are the first ones called. Then an actor is killed on the set of a film. And a Molotov cocktail explodes at a movie premiere.
Detective First Grade Zach Jordan and his new partner—and ex-girlfriend—Detective Kylie MacDonald are assigned to the case. The killer has every murder, every escape, planned down to the last detail—and he’s scripted an explosive finale that will bring New York and Hollywood to its knees.
Once again James Patterson delivers! This one was full of suspense and action. I hope it becomes a series. With an interestingly drawn bad guy coupled with dark humor enjoyed by cops, this book is a great read. Very fast paced with the story moving forward page to page. There were some great twists which kept it interesting. Well-written, the story draws you in and you can picture the characters. This book is for those who like action packed novels. NYPD Red had an ending that really kept me guessing. I’m thinking and hoping that there will be a second book that comes out. If you are a James Patterson fan or are just looking for a good suspense read with a little humor blended in, I would suggest you read it.