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NYPD Red Hardcover – Large Print, October 8, 2012

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Book 1 of 4 in the NYPD Red Series

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Acclaim for James Patterson

"I can't believe how good Patterson is, whether he's doing a Washington police yarn or traveling a different road with a female narrator. He is always on the mark. I have never begun a Patterson book and been able to put it down." (Larry King, USA Today,)

"You just can't beat James Patterson when it comes to suspense. He's the king...make that the emperor of contemporary suspense fiction." (Rebeccareads.com)

"America's #1 storyteller." (Forbes)

"Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves the plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind." (Michael Connelly)

"Patterson knows how to keep the pages turning." (David Lazarus, San Francisco Chronicle) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Lrg edition (October 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316224138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316224130
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,656 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Author/Reviewer Geri Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 8, 2012
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New York Times Best-selling author James Patterson delivers another thrilling winner, and I'm not the least bit surprised as this page-turner aims to please! Patterson takes the reader on a breathtaking trip to New York City, Hollywood on the Hudson. A picture-perfect setting I can imagine, after living in New York 45 years. We are watching the glitter and glamour of Hollywood's beautiful faces,hearing the excitement of movie stars as they arrive in limos, while the red carpet rolls out. Thousands of anxious fans gather as the paparazzi catches stunning and beautiful moments of the most famous in the world. One could hear the laughter in the background, and visualize the amazing events taking place as New York's finest and most exclusive restaurants are only open for private parties for the wealthy producers and directors. An evening for the elite, which is amazing, knowing that over 10 million people reside in New York City. Special Task Force, NYPD Red, is on a high alert to cover this incredible event, knowing they cannot afford any mistakes as the entire world is watching. Suddenly, all hell breaks loose as a famous producer fatally collapses, and the curtains are drawn as the horror show begins. Detective Zach Jordan, and his partner Kylie MacDonald, begin the investigation, and they both know it cannot be messy as they try to avoid errors. However, at least Zach and Kylie know each other well enough, and both are experts at crime scenes and police work, but what kind of danger will they face? As the murder is being investigated, brutal and horrific crimes are about to send New York into total chaos. Are they able to stop a psychopath in his terrifying tracks, before it's too late? A deranged killer has a nightmare planned in detail, who will survive? "NYPD RED" is as thrilling as KISS THE GIRLS, and as entertaining as ALONG CAME A SPIDER. Highly Recommended to thriller lovers!
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Patterson presents Detective Zach Jordan - a member of the NYPD Red squad. This unit is tasked to protecting the glitterati - celebrities from screen, stage and sports and anyone else rich enough to deserve special treatment. His partner has recently been injured on the job and he is 'temporarily' partnered with Kylie McDonald. McDonald attended the academy with Jordan and is drop dead gorgeous - and they were once an item. But she is now happily married, to a Hollywood screenwriter.

New York is hosting 'Hollywood on the Hudson' - an attempt to lure directors, producers and their minions to New York to make movies. NYPD Red will be stretched thin to protect the stars that have descended on Manhattan. And from the opening scene there is a body - a much despised producer ends up dead over breakfast.

The two Red unit detectives chase a killer, a killer that wants the front page and to destroy New York's 'best foot forward' attempt to lure the stars. At the same time Jordan tries to quash his attraction to his partner and start a relationship with someone else.

Clearly the first salvo in a series - just okay. Short, an easy read but predictable from page one.
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Murderous Fun!

When was the last time you laughed your way through a murder mystery? Oh I know there are several hours of fun and laughter while solving the weekly murder on TV, but never before, that I can remember,(and I would remember!) have I come across an author that could keep me glued to over 500 pages of fun and mayhem. Mayhem yes, there are several, but add fun.........not any until now.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I've wondered about the writers that James Patterson collaborates with, but never before 'NYPD Red' have I ever bothered to do more than give any of them that passing thought. Something about this book made me look further into his writing partner, Marshall Karp. His bio sent me back to the Internet to look for his first book 'The Rabbit Factory'. The $2.99 price tag made downloading it to my e-reader a no brainer. The first page made me a fan! After a marathon read, I went looking for the hard covers of all four of his 'Lomax & Biggs' books. I was only able to find the last two, but was able to download all four. Now I just have to try to contain myself until he releases #5.

As mystery readers, I know that you all know the thrill of finding a new writer...well, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah......here he is... [...]

As for NYPD RED, let's hope this becomes JP's next series! It belongs up there with Alex Cross and The Murder Club and Michael Bennett and Privat. I'm so glad that work is already started on #2, I just hope that we won't have to wait a year for it to hit the book shelves!
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A little love, a little hate, a little conniving, a lot of murder, lies, deception, and police work go into making this the best NYPD Red book so far. It's great when you know the primary characters, know what good cops they are, and how well they work together, but still have to figure how who the villains are.

James Patterson does an excellent job of keeping McDonald and Jordan "just partners" when there's obviously more below the surface and in their past. He writes a great story that keeps you guessing as to who the culprit is and the why. He's also able to add a couple of short side stories in without making everything seem jumbled and mixed up. It's easy keeping up with everyone and everything going on.

I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next NYPD Red.
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