NYPD Red Hardcover – 25 Oct 2012
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"In the case of NYPD RED, there is simply too much fun --- in the form of inventive murder, sex, chemistry, investigation, more murder, more sex, and the like. Potboiler? Yes. Wonderfully told? Indeed." "bookreporter.com""
PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON:
"The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable."
"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose." "People""
"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
NYPD Red is a task force whose job is protecting New York City’s richest, most powerful A-list citizens.See all Product Description
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From the opening pages, the scene is set for the obvious. Despite the special forces and media attention in front of thousands, a famous producer collapses and dies over breakfast. The likely suspects are identifiable but they have their own script, agenda and deviousness not to be apprehended. With other well-drawn characters, psychiatrist Cheryl Robinson, a recently divorced friend of Zach, and in-charge Captain Delia Cates, Zach and Kylie are on the case. Not straightforward as events rapidly take a turn for the worse. More murders, often gruesome and horrific, clearly well-planned, take place, throwing New York into turmoil. The elite of the Red Squad is being led a merry dance into dangerous territory.
Patterson writes with control and the events that follow are lively and not without humorous touches with Zach and Kylie bouncing off each other. The chase for the calculated killer is memorable and tense as any thriller should be with added asides between the protagonists.Read more ›
I know that James Patterson has been immensely prolific and commercially successful, selling millions of books around the world. Indeed, 'James Patterson' is now really a brand, and he tends to work with collaborators, producing a synopsis of a storyline which a co-writer will then flesh out into a complete novel. I am therefore unsure whether it it Patterson or Marshal Karp who is more to blame for this miserable excrescence of a novel.
The characters are barely even two dimensional and the plot shows absolutely no shame, with no police story cliché knowingly overlooked. I am glad I read this on my Kindle as it would be an outrage for decent trees to have been sacrificed for such unrelenting pap.
Detective Zach Jordan is a member of New York's elite force NYPD Red. Their job is to protect New York's wealthiest: the rich, the famous, the high profile figures. The story begins on the day Zach gets a new partner. His previous one is off work injured. Zach's feelings about his new partner are mixed to say the least. No doubt that she's a great detective but she's also a maverick, a loose cannon and a rebel. But that's not the real problem here. Kylie MacDonald is Zach's ex.
Their first day on the job together and a high profile film producer appears to have collapsed during his breakfast. On closer investigation the detectives discover he has been poisoned. It's a race against time before more of the industry's illustrious figures are killed off by a mad-man.
I don't think I've ever read an adult crime novel before. I have read James Patterson's fiction for teens - the Maximum Ride series and I did once attempt to read The Dangerous Days of Daniel X. I decided to give this a go for two reasons. The first was that I needed something really easy to read and not too wordy. The second reason was that I love TV cop shows. I don't however enjoy things that are really scary. This book is the perfect middle ground. I wasn't at all scared of the criminal mind who was attempting to take down the film industry. I actually felt a bit sorry for him. But I was still cheering on the detectives and interested enough to keep reading.
I liked the humour and the connection between Zach and the two women in his life. This was definitely a quick read and I enjoyed it enough to want to read the next book in the NYPD Red series.
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Really enjoyed this book it was right up my street and I have ordered the rest of them. Fully recommend if you like American police dramasPublished 20 hours ago by lea
Cliche layered on cliche. Clearly written in the hope it will be made into a 3rd rate US cop drama. I don't understand all the hype about this author if this is the quality of his... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Peter G
It was a really Good I wouldn't be his partner always on call and no love life it is not onPublished 4 days ago by ruby morrison
From page one your hooked, look forward to the next one. James Patterson knows how to get you gripped and engrossed.Published 5 days ago by Chris Macleod