| Patterson and Karp bring fans the
fourth title in the NYPD Red series. Detectives Zach Jordan
and Kylie MacDonald return, and they’re still with the
NYPD Red taskforce. Red is a special department that handles
cases involving the rich, powerful and politicians.
In this storyline, the bad guys aren’t the only ones you’ll
dislike. NYPD Red’s new case is a murdered celebrity and
her missing jewelry. The detectives move between celebrities
and the underworld. The callousness of the characters involved
in this part of the storyline is disturbing. Their second case
is missing medical equipment, which gets stranger and stranger
as the storyline moves. The mayor wants them to solve the thefts
before panic arises.
You’d think two cases and a mayor making demands would
be enough to keep Zach and Kylie busy, but no…. These
two get along for the most part; Kylie is brutally honest and
Zach likes to keep it light. Unfortunately, their past relationship
tends to interfere with their current relationships. Zach’s
latest girlfriend, a psychologist, moves in with him. In less
than a month, she discovers Zach spends more time with Kylie
than her, and she’s ready to move out. Zach and Kylie
both bring relationship ills to work and, as a reader, it’s
getting a bit tedious. Still it’s part of the series and
what makes Zach and Kylie who they are.
Patterson once again partners with Marshall Karp. They make
a great team. Actor/narrator Edoardo Ballerini is also a partner
in this successful series. Ballerini is the voice of the NYPD
crew. He successfully brings out the worst in the bad guys (and
gals) and the heroics of Zach and Kylie. Patterson’s traditional
short chapters and mini cliff hangers keep NYPD Red fans successfully
engaged. NYPD 4 is another entertaining listen in the NYPD series.
Don’t miss it. There is plenty of violence and profanity,
so remember those headphones.
of other titles in this series
NYPD 2 [audio]
NYPD 3 [audio]
NYPD 4 [audio]
Red Alert [audio]