|Publisher:||Little Brown & Co|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2012|
|Number of Pages:||368|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.4|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.5 x 1.25|
James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.
Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title's Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! and 12th of Never.
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 Ac was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.] - Theresa Horn, St. Joseph Cty. P.L., South Bend, IN
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It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert-and they can't afford to make a single mistake.
Then a world-renowned producer fatally collapses at his power breakfast, and top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan is the first one on the scene. Zach works with his beautiful new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald-who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend-to discover who the murderer might be. But this is only the beginning: the most brutal, public, and horrifyingly spectacular crimes they've ever encountered are about to send all of New York into chaos, putting NYPD Red on the ropes.
Zach and Kylie know there's no way of telling what a killer this deranged will do next. With the whole world watching, they have to find a way to stop a psychopath who has scripted his finale down to the last explosive detail. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD Red is the next mega-blockbuster from "The Man Who Can't Miss". ( TIME)