NYPD Red by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
NYPD Red by James Patterson (with Marshall Karp) is the first in a new detective series.
A special task force has been created in New York City to deal with the “exclusive” red-carpet elite of the city. Detective Zach Jordan and his new partner (and ex-girlfriend) Kylie MacDonald will be taking the lead. When a world-renowned producer is murdered, during a “Hollywood on the Hudson” event which is bringing in a lot of bigwigs from out of town, the mayor is on their case. Calling himself “The Chameleon”, this deranged killer is very unpredictable.
I actually like the fact that Zach, although not totally over Kylie, accepts that she is happily married to someone else and is trying to move on with a romance of his own. Of course there are problems with Kylie’s husband, but that is a different issue.
If this book is any indication, this series will be the usual Patterson style — a fast read, action-packed, and not too deep. This one was a good start.
Now for my disclaimer. I am not a “hollywood” type fan, so I’m not sure I’m going to like plots that are all going to be about the red-carpet crowd. That’s just me though. It’s still James Patterson, and when I want a light read, he’s my go-to guy.