Friday, September 16, 2016

NYPD RED 4 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp [Book recommendation]

Book obtained from: Library New Books shelf, audio book

Description: This is book #4 in this series by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.  This specialized unit of the NYPD is an elite task force which investigates cases involving the rich and famous.

Plot:  A famous actress is murdered at her movie premiere.  Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald, the NYPD Red team, must find the killer, without upsetting other famous people or NY politicians in the process.  There are several subplots, including a series of thefts at hospitals which must be solved but also kept “quiet” and the personal lives of the two main characters, all of which are interesting in their own right.

Characterization: All the characters are reasonably well-developed, and they were portrayed as real people with real personalities.  The point of view switches between the main characters and is done well.

Setting:  New York City.  Nicely described.

Other:  This book was narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and he did an excellent job, definitely added to the characterization and the story.

Overall:  Good story.  Sub-plots were interesting and I thought they added to the story.

Grade: A-


  1. Thanks for the review Dena. I'll check this book out; I love James Patterson.

    1. I like some of James Patterson. Others are too violent/icky for me [I'm more of a cozy reader]. And sometimes, like I suspect with this series, it's the quality of the co-author that matters. This co-author is good, in my opinion. Yes, I definitely recommend this book, especially if you tend more toward cozies.