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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Acclaim for James Patterson "Patterson knows how to keep the pages turning."--David Lazarus, San Francisco Chronicle "Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves the plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind."--Michael Connelly "America's #1 storyteller."--Forbes "You just can't beat James Patterson when it comes to suspense. He's the king...make that the emperor of contemporary suspense fiction."--Rebeccareads.com "I can't believe how good Patterson is, whether he's doing a Washington police yarn or traveling a different road with a female narrator. He is always on the mark. I have never begun a Patterson book and been able to put it down."--Larry King, USA Today,
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.