Monday, April 28, 2014


Title: NYPD Red
Author: James Patterson and Marshall Karp
Publisher: October 8th 2012 by Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Genre: Suspense
Series: NYPD Red #1

Following his usual formula of beautiful women and the average men that are struggling to keep up with them, James Patterson with Marshall Karp, introduce the New York police duo of Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald.

As you read, the name dropping becomes ridiculous and after a while I was beginning to wonder if this was a novel or just an elaborate advertisement for the next Patterson show to hit the small screen.

NYPD Red is a task force set up for the sole purpose of protecting the rich and famous of New York. Zach Jordan and his new partner Kylie MacDonald have no idea how convoluted their lives are going to become when a movie producer is poisoned and hours later a seemingly innocent movie scene is filmed with deadly results.

It is up to two detectives and an entire task force to decide if they are related. That is until a third attack is filmed live and now everyone who is involved in the film festival billed as Hollywood on the Hudson begins to wonder if they could be next.

Behind the killings is a man who calls himself the Chameleon. He is making it his job to exact revenge, but it all has to go by his preplanned script. No rewrites, it must be as he has writ.

Unfortunately, the smart and beautiful woman at the center of this story has other plans for the Chameleon and how the final scene plays out is not what the final script had called for.

There is nothing in-depth written here. You do not need to pay close attention or even try to gulp it down in one sitting. Simply put, this is a television show, which you have seen before, on paper.

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