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James Patterson and Marshall Karp
Read by Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder

Hachette Audio
October 8, 2012 / ISBN 1611137101
Mystery/Thriller - (Unabridged) Audio CD / Run Time: 7 hours 7 minutes

Reviewed by Jo Rogers

James Patterson and Marshall Karp bring us a thriller I did not want to put down. This one is set in New York City.

The Hollywood on the Hudson celebration is the mayor’s pet project. All sorts of Hollywood producers and stars will in town as the mayor and other city officials try to convince them to do more filming in New York instead of Los Angeles. It is very important that nothing go wrong.

NYPD Red is charged with the task of seeing that everyone is safe, a tall order for a week filled with parties, meetings, movie filming and more parties. The red carpet is out and ready, but so is the Chameleon.

The Chameleon has a vendetta against Hollywood. They have ignored him and his talents, relegating him to roles as an extra, never even giving him one line! Then, he submitted an idea for a movie, which they rejected. Now, they’re making a TV series out of it, but giving him no credit!

When a produce dies at breakfast, Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, are assigned to the case. Will they be able to stop the Chameleon? Then, there’s his girlfriend, Lexie. How big a role is she playing in his “movie?”

This is one story I found I didn’t want to put down. The characters are human, though the Chameleon tries hard to be superhuman. The plot is not impossible and is full of unexpected twists. Readers Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder do an expert job as the story shifts back and forth between points of view, that of Zach Jordan and the Chameleon.

Listen to NYPD Red and enjoy!

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NYPD     [audio] #1
NYPD 2   [audio]
NYPD 3  [audio]
NYPD 4  [audio]
Red Alert  [audio] #5

Reviewer's Note: Contains violence, profanity, sex
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