NYPD Red 2
NYPD Red 2
Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316211239, 392pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2014
When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy.
But even with their top-notch training, Zach and Kylie aren't prepared for what they see when they're called to a crime scene in the heart of Central Park. They arrive to find a carousel spinning round and round, its painted horses grinning eerily in the early morning dark. There is only one rider: a brutally slaughtered woman, her body tied up and dressed in a Hazmat suit, on display for the world to see.
The victim, a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections, is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit the city. As the public pressure mounts, and political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance, Zach and Kylie must find out what's really behind the murderer's rampage. But Kylie has been acting strange recently--and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.
NYPD Red 2 is the next outstanding novel in James Patterson's newest series, a thriller that careens through New York City and deep into the psyche of a depraved killer you've never seen before.
An award-winning former advertising executive, Marshall Karp is a playwright ("Squabbles"), screenwriter ("Just Looking") and has been a writer, producer, and executive producer on TV shows for all the major networks. Now Karp is fulfilling a lifelong fantasy by killing the people he used to work with. His first novel, "The Rabbit Factory", set in a Disneyesque studio introduces LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. In "Bloodthirsty", they returned when some of the most powerful and hated men in Hollywood began turning up dead. In "Flipping Out", Karp turned his murderous impulses to the real estate market. Karp lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York, where he is at work on the further adventures of Lomax & Biggs.
"In the case of NYPD RED, there is simply too much fun --- in the form of inventive murder, sex, chemistry, investigation, more murder, more sex, and the like. Potboiler? Yes. Wonderfully told? Indeed."—bookreporter.com
PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON:
"The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable."
"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose."—People
"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."—Publishers Weekly