Title: NYPD Red 4 Author: James Patterson and Marshall Karp Published: January 25th 2016 by Little, Brown and Company Format: Hardcover, 368 pages Genre: Suspense Series: NYPD Red #4
NYPD Red is an elite task force that is in existence solely to protect the rich and famous of Manhattan. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald have their own style that does seem to antagonize both those that they are protecting and their Captain.
During a movie premiere, an eight million dollar necklace is stolen and the young actress who is wearing it is killed. During that investigation, they are also called in to investigate stolen hospital equipment. Not to be out done by a simple who-done-it, the reader must also tag along on their interpersonal relationships and you will have the newest installment of the Red team.
Writing reviews for Patterson books is a bit tricky since there is a great deal going on but no real depth. It is too easy to give too much of the story line away. If I say any more about the stolen necklace, it becomes transparent as to who is behind it even if that part does get a bit twisty. If I mention the hospital equipment you will quickly see that underlying agenda. If I talk too much about Zach’s live in girlfriend then you might see the flaws in their relationship and then there is Kylie and her drug-addicted husband and you will quickly see that no good can ever come of their relationship.
Even though the books are light reads I still enjoyment. They are easy to pick up and put down without having to go back a couple of chapters to resituate yourself. The reader can take their time or finish them within a couple of hours. Either way, you will be easily entertained without a huge investment in either time or concentration.