NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp is the 3rd in this series.
Bingo. I really liked this one. I’ve been struggling with this series, but this one was really good.
Detective Zach Jordan and his ex-girlfriend/partner Kylie MacDonald are the leads in the elite Red Team, which are called upon whenever New York’s rich and famous are in trouble.
Hunter Alden II has everything. But a beautiful wife and billions of dollars doesn’t always mean you can keep it. Alden may soon be parting with some of his cash. First he finds his chauffeur’s severed head in a bag, and then he finds his son Tripp has been kidnapped. However, when Zach and Kylie try to investigate, he denies everything. He is going to handle this on his own. He can’t afford for the kidnapper to tell what he knows. But Zach and Kylie are determined, and more so because of the seemingly lack of interest Alden is showing in his missing son. There has to be more than meets the eye, and they are going to figure it out!
Meanwhile, both Zach and Kylie are having relationship issues. The only part I didn’t enjoy was the interplay between the two main characters. Yes, they had a once upon a time relationship. It’s over, they’ve moved on. Let them. Oh, and I’m still not happy with the titles of these books.
As I stated earlier, I liked this book. It is the best of the series so far.
Favorite Quotes from NYPD Red 3:
“Did you ever hear the story of the man who walks past the mental hospital?” he said. “He can hear all the patients inside shouting, ‘Thirteen! Thirteen! Thirteen!,’ but the fence is too high for him to see what is going on. Then he spots a knothole in one of the planks. He looks through it, and bam—a stick pokes him in the eye, and he hears the inmates all shouting, ‘Fourteen! Fourteen! Fourteen!’”