This first volume of a brand new series from James Patterson (and co-written by Marshall Karp) is an utter joy to read. By the end of chapter two we learn that there are thirty five thousand officers of the NYPD, seventy five of which belong to the ultra-elite "High Profile Victim Response Team", also referred to as NYPD Red.
With the impending opening of the New York Film Festival, the elite force will be on full alert due to the biggest names in show businesses dropping into town for the event. We meet the star of the book, Mr Zach Jordan - Detective First Grade. The reader learns the man's history, and that of his work partner. Within a handful of chapters the reader is bound to like the guy. He is cool, he is smooth. He is honest, and he respects everyone he meets. Especially women.
The book is full of wonderfully drawn characters and their interaction is controlled perfectly. The tension ebbs and flows like the currents in a mighty river. Throughout the book, you will be shocked, surprised, scared, possibly even overcome with emotion. You will laugh, you may cry. You will feel immensely satisfied and completely immersed in the reading experience.
Most importantly, however, you will be delighted that you have read this book. Almost full marks from me; I cant wait to read more volumes of is exciting series.
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: ARROW LTD - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (3 June 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780099576433
- ISBN-13: 978-0099576433
- ASIN: 0099576430
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)