A gripping New York crime thriller from the world's bestselling thriller writer
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
Mega-best-selling author Patterson returns with another fast-paced thriller set against the backdrop of New York City. Co-author Karp (with Patterson, Kill Me If You Can) helps serve up typical Patterson drama with a serial killer on the loose and a cop at the top of his game determined to take the killer down. Detective Zach Jordan and his ex-girlfriend and fellow detective Kylie MacDonald are part of NYPD Red, a special task force assigned to cover the Hollywood on the Hudson festival. Unfortunately, an unknown and unstable actor decides to use the event to steal the spotlight from the rich and famous by committing horrific high-profile crimes. VERDICT Actor Edoardo Ballerini, a 2013 Audie Award nominee, reads, adding tension and suspense. Patterson does not depart from what has made him the top-selling author he is today. NYPD Red has a hero to root for, a devious villain, and lots of action. Patterson fans will enjoy. [The Little, Brown hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Theresa Horn, St. Joseph Cty. P.L., South Bend, IN (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.