NYPD Red 4 Author:James Patterson, Marshall Karp An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald--the woman who broke his heart at the police academy--are the best of the best, ... more »brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer--before he strikes again.« less
It's getting harder to give Patterson good reviews with these co-writers, I think they are writing most of the stories and they aren't turning out very good.
There are too many storylines going on--1. a robbery/murder(which is suppose to be the main story but gets kind of lost in between the other stories) 2. thefts at hospitals of large expensive equipment(but doesn't get a lot of attention) 3. Kylie's marriage to her addict husband(gets kind of irritating and boring 4. Zach having relationship problems with his girlfriend(and by halfway in the book I just didn't care)
There is nothing special or suspenseful about this book, you'll read a few chapters then put it down and do something else and pick it up later, it really doesn't grab you enough to read it at one sitting.
I totally enjoy this Patterson Series with exciting and thrilling cases assigned to NYPD Red.
I like the two main Detective partners and former lovers, Kylie and Zack, Makes for interesting banter, but they do have flaws that agitate me. Kylie left Zack hanging when she married her junkie ex boyfriend, and is constantly looking for him in some flop house or bar. Then he went missing and Kylie was besides herself.
On the other hand, Zack is living with his girlfriend psychologist and it is not working out well. They love each other, but she can't stand him coming home late because of his helping Kylie and, well, just because he's a cop. Hunky Zack sounds like a lovesick teen as he's always worrying about what Cheryl will say when he's late for dinner! Yuck!! Wake up; we're grown ups here!
I do recemmend this series for mystery fans.