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When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings forWhen NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy. But even with their top-notch training, Zach and Kylie aren't prepared for what they see when they're called to a crime scene in the heart of Central Park. They arrive to find a carousel spinning round and round, its painted horses grinning eerily in the early morning dark. There is only one rider: a brutally slaughtered woman, her body tied up and dressed in a Hazmat suit, on display for the world to see. The victim, a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections, is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit the city. As the public pressure mounts, and political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance, Zach and Kylie must find out what's really behind the murderer's rampage. But Kylie has been acting strange recently--and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.NYPD Red 2 is the next outstanding novel in James Patterson's newest series, a thriller that careens through New York City and deep into the psyche of a depraved killer you've never seen before....

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ISBN : 9780316211260
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Number of Pages : 392 Pages
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NYPD Red 2 Reviews

  • Traci Haley
    2019-03-17 06:10

    I feel like I should apologise when I give such a high rating to a book like this. This is a book with absolutely no nutritional value. It is the "Olympus Has Fallen" of books.But the thing is, sometimes I want to watch "Olympus Has Fallen". And sometimes I want to read the cheesiest James Patterson novel I can find.This one fit the bill quite nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.What made it even better is that there is a British computer geek character named... wait for it... Matt Smith. Now I know that's a really common name, but the fact that he always seemed to be blundering in at all the wrong moments made it quite easy for me to picture the Doctor showing up in modern-day New York, stranded without his TARDIS (it obviously got lost in the space-time continuum somewhere), and deciding to help out the New York police department catch a serial killer before he went off to save the world. Headcanon, 1000% accepted.(It's quite possible the serial killers were aliens, too, which is why the Doctor showed up in the first place... he just wanted to get a jump on Torchwood.)(Have I mentioned how much fun it is being a Whovian?)Ahem. So, in closing, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a big helping of brain candy.

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-24 03:07

    The crime plot in the second book of the NYPD Red series is even better than the first. I thought I had it predicted and then boom, I was wrong on the two killers. The beginning starts with a retribution killing in the two killers’ teen years to them becoming vigilante serial killers as adults. It is an interesting story with amusing characters. Love, love the characters of Zach and Kylie! I’ll read the next two book in the series to date this week; very enjoyable series. My quick and simple overall: the prologue was great for readers to see how the killers evolved, which leads to a very complete crime plot for readers to read about.

  • Brenda
    2019-03-02 02:51

    NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and partner Detective Kylie MacDonald were hunting for a missing person when they were called to a carousel in the centre of New York City. Their missing person had been found – her brutally murdered body was riding the carousel in the early hours of the morning. With her being a very high profile woman with political connections, Red was swiftly put onto the case. Immediately Zach and Kylie tied the latest murder to three others – it seemed the city had a vigilante serial killer who was getting the criminals of the city off the streets. The Hazmat killer had struck again…The investigation went into panic mode as the mayor was up for re-election in a week; the killer had to be found or the mayor’s job was on the line. Zach and Kylie couldn’t stand the politics of the job – find the killer before he struck again was their job, and they were determined to get it done. But it seemed there was a whole lot more to it than originally thought. And with Kylie having problems of a personal nature; problems she would not divulge, it felt to Zach that the smooth running of their team was missing. Would NYPD Red be able to find the Hazmat killer before he struck again?I thoroughly enjoyed NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson. As usual with Patterson’s thrillers, they were fast paced and filled with tension. I had my mouth dropping open with shock at one stage of the book – so not expected! A great action packed novel that I have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-07 08:02

    3.5 stars In New York City a vigilante serial killer is murdering people who have apparently evaded justice. The killer dresses the victims in Hazmat suits and leavies them in public places, seemingly as a warning to other criminals. The 'Hazmat Killer's' first few victims are known lowlifes who don't attract much attention. But when wealthy political aide Evelyn Parker-Steele is tortured and killed - and a video is posted of her confessing to the murder of her lesbian lover - the authorities, the public, and the media take notice. NYPD RED, a police unit dedicated to investigating crimes that involve high profile people (celebrities, political operatives, wealthy people, etc.) is called in to apprehend the Hazmat Killer. Detectives Zach Gordon and Kylie MacDonald are given the case after the previously assigned detectives make almost no progress solving the crimes. The case is particularly important politically because a mayoral election is scheduled for the next week. The current mayor will lose the election if the case isn't solved before then; on the other hand, his opponent will benefit by delaying the capture of the killer. The various shenanigans that follow put the detectives in a difficult situation. To add to the pressure, another potential victim is kidnapped and will undoubtedly be killed if the Hazmat Killer isn't apprehended very soon.The book is well-written, with an entertaining police-procedural plot and a variety of characters who add interest to the story including a mafia family, detectives, politicians, a priest, a drug addict, and so on. There's also a bit of romance: Zach is conflicted because - though he has a girlfirend - he's still not completely over his love affair with Kylie (his partner) a decade before.This is an engaging book and a fast read that I'd recommend to fans of detective fiction.You can follow my reviews at

  • Wendy
    2019-03-02 10:09

    I was really surprised by how much more I liked this book than the first one in this series especially after reading a lot of the other comments on it. James Patterson has been one of my favorite writers since I was a teenager and I have to admit that his recent novels that he has co-authored with other writers have not been as good as his older novels that he wrote on his own. That's all I can really say is that I hope he continues with the NYPD Red series. I'm beginning to like it almost as much as I like the Women's Murder Club series and that's saying a whole lot!

  • Erin Ennis
    2019-03-15 08:53

    NYPD Red, the first, was one of my favorite books by James Patterson. In general I am a HUGE Patterson fan, but had kind of hit a snag with the Private series. NYPD Red 2 was just as good as NYPD Red; fast moving, twisty, interesting, and above all, a page turner. I love the characters; Zach and Kylie are at the top of my Patterson list with Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and Lindsay Boxer. You do not need to read NYPD Red to read the sequel, as they are essentially stand alone. Overall, I would highly recommend this as yet another James Patterson thriller!

  • Matt
    2019-02-22 04:01

    The NYPD Red unit is back for another high-thrills adventure, filled with both action and personal character growth. The 'Red' unit is pulled into capturing a serial murderer, labelled the HAZMAT KILLER when a high-profile political operative is found slain early one morning. With only a week left before a contentious mayoral election, all eyes are on the candidates and how the incumbent has handled the three previous murders attributed to Hazmat. After taping a confession for a past crime, victims are murdered and left in a suit to be found by authorities. With four seemingly unconnected victims, Detectives Zack Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are left to draw parallels if they hope to capture this killer before another body emerges. When a high-profile legal case turns out a verdict no one saw coming, Jordan and MacDonald soon learn of a potential fifth victim, whose been kidnapped hours after her release. While the killer is on the loose, their motives become clear in a parallel motive, all stemming from a childhood experience. While Jordan and MacDonald fight to bring justice to the streets of NYC, they each battle their own personal demons; Jordan, a former girlfriend who creeps into his mind, and MacDonald, who wrestles with a drug-addict husband. Can it all come together in time to save the next victim, or will this all end in disaster for the team, as well as their two brightest stars? Another thoroughly detailed Patterson novel sure to hook fans and garner new support for this sometimes wayward author.This novel defies the Patterson cookie-cutter process, with longer chapters and therefore more attention to detail. The story flows well and the mystery is equally as enticing as many of Patterson's former series. Karp injects an interesting spin, keeping the parallel authorities-criminal narrative, but delves even deeper into the back stories of both sets of characters. This helps raise the quality of Patterson's novels, which have suffered a bland sense over the past number of years.Kudos, Messrs. Patterson and Karp for your exciting novel. It will keep me curious for the third instalment of the series, on its way soon.

  • Calypso
    2019-03-20 03:11

    "À Margem da Lei" é o segundo volume da saga NYPD Red do autor James Patterson e foi com muito entusiasmo que comecei esta leitura, pois a leitura do volume anterior foi voraz e entusiasmante. Assim sendo, pensei que tinha finalmente encontrado uma saga que me fazia adorar ler policiais, nada mais falso. Se a leitura começou bem não posso dizer que o tenha continuado. Tudo o que tinha adorado no livro anterior não existiu neste volume. Sou esquisita com policiais é verdade, mas este livro foi uma monumental seca. Pouca foi a visão que tínhamos do lado dos vilões e estes eram consideravelmente desinteressantes, o que também não ajudou a que me sentisse cativada pela trama. Já do lado da polícia as coisas evoluíram nas relações entre eles mas, e como sou esquisita, achei que o não haver crimes ao logo do livro o tornou secante, aborrecido mesmo e nem mesmo os protagonistas de quem tanto gostei no livro anterior foram capazes de me fazer superar isso. Foi sem dúvida um livro do qual estaria a mentir se dissesse que gostei, não gostei, é um facto, mas também sei que muitos leitores irão gostar desta leitura.

  • Marla
    2019-03-01 09:07

    If I hadn't started this book at 5 p.m. on Sunday I would have finished it in a day. It was hard to put down. The tempo was fast and it kept me guessing who the killer was. There was even an oh no moment. This series is refreshing. As much as I love the Alex Cross character, I'm getting a little tired of reading about him. The storylines seem to be almost the same. This series is about an elite division of the NYPD that caters to the rich and famous. There were also some side stories woven in really nicely. I felt like I got to know the characters without it being too obvious. Very enjoyable read. I can't wait for book three.

  • Maureen
    2019-03-08 09:43

    First James Patterson novel I have read. I'm more fact than fiction, however, because I received the first 16 chapters free I found myself so intrigued I bought the book. It was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read it in two days as I found myself in the middle of the night sorting out in my mind what I read earlier, then had to pick it up and start reading on my kindle fire again. Wonderful read.

  • David
    2019-03-03 07:06

    It would be fair to say I have been underwhelmed by the latest Patterson Franchise offerings, so I was pleasantly surprised to come across this enjoyable police procedural. Not as fluffy and celebrity driven as the first NYPD book. And overall an easy-to-read thriller, comprising clever character development, steady plot progression and enough twists and turns to maintain the surprise factor. I can only hope this series continues to develop in this manner. 4/5 Stars

  • Fousilly
    2019-02-25 10:11

    Gave up on this, one the worst pieces of writing I have seen. Really disappointed in Patterson's work lately. Maybe almost time to give up on what was one of my favourite authors.

  • Vichy
    2019-02-24 08:51

    Ο Ζακ Τζόρνταν και η Κάιλι Μακντόναλντ αποτελούν το δίδυμο μιας ομάδας ελίτ της Αστυνομίας που ονομάζεται Ρεντ και αναλαμβάνει δράση όταν στα εγκλήματα εμπλέκονται γνωστά ονόματα της κοινωνίας της ΝΥ. Έτσι, λοιπόν, όταν θύμα του Δολοφόνου Χάζματ πέφτει η 'Εβελιν Πάρκερ Στιλ, υποστηρίκτρια της υποψήφιας Δημάρχου Μίριελ Σάικς, η υπόθεση περνάει στα χέρια του Ζακ και της Κάιλι....(view spoiler)[Δολοφόνοι είναι οι Γκίντεον και Ντέιβ, αστυνομικοί, που τιμωρούν αυτούς που διαφεύγουν της Δικαιοσύνης... (hide spoiler)]Η υπόθεση εκτυλίσσεται γρήγορα. Προκαλεί αγωνία στον αναγνώστη γιατί καλείται να σκεφτεί πάνω στο θέμα της τρύπιας Δικαιοσύνης και της αυτοδικίας.

  • Terri Wino
    2019-03-19 02:59

    Typical formulaic James Patterson. A quick read with just enough humor and a predictable mystery, but I enjoy the Zach and Kylie characters. Co-authored by Marshall Karp. These books don't do his writing justice. If you want a series of entertaining reads, check out his Lomax & Biggs series, especially the first book, The Rabbit Factory. Highly recommend those books if you like a blend of crime/mystery/humor.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-15 10:56

    2 stars because it was that - OKay. I would recommend it for a mindless summer beach read. On a positive note, there were red herrings and plot twists which were fun, but Mr. Patterson has done those much better in the Alex Cross and Michael Bennett series. The two protagonists in this series are 2 dimensional and I can't even remember their names -character development is so lacking.

  • Cecily Kyle
    2019-03-13 06:44

    I love the NYPD Red team! I might like this series more than the Michael Bennett series which is one of my favorites. I can't believe I didn't see this ending coming when it happened which is refreshing. I am jumping right into the next one!! Great Read!

  • Sally Eastwood
    2019-03-19 08:57

    Standard James Patterson that is easy to read with a likeable not to hard to guess the outcome book. I like James Patterson!

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-03-03 08:57

    Detective Zach Jordan and Detective Kylie MacDonald are back and this time they are on the hunt for a vigilante killer. Someone has been killing those who are not found guilty from trials, but deep down the people know they are guilty. These two have been called in to take over the investigation as the latest victim is high-profile and her family has a lot of money not only from her husband's side but also her own. Zach and Kylie are part of an elite taskforce called NYPD Red which handles the cases that celebrities and high-powered suits are involved in which puts this latest case under their jurisdiction , but some of the cops especially the two that have been previously working the case aren't very happy about it and neither will be Captain Delia Cates if they don't find a suspect fast especially with the mayoral election coming up and the victim being connected to both sides of the election and its results. I do have to say one thing, when I was reading NYPD Red 2 - I couldn't help but think of the Captain as the Captain from Castle TV Show as they both had similar names. We learn that the killer's first move was when they were in high school after one of the connected to the mob family members raped his sister. After a taste of power and justice, the pair moved on to bigger and badder criminals. I have to admit I was a little cautious in starting this book as I found the first NYPD Red novel to be a tad slow for my liking, but I found that NYPD Red 2 redeemed the series for me. I did have a fair idea who the vigilante was, but I did like the twist at the end of the book when the identity was revealed as in a way everybody got justice served to them. In the game of death and law , there is no grey areas - it is strictly black and white and sometimes like life it's fair and other times it's definitely not fair but unfortunately we cannot make the rules as there are always dire consequences for those who believe they can.

  • Edmond Gagnon
    2019-03-19 03:56

    This is the first book from the combo of James Patterson and Marshall Karp that I've read. It was a fast-paced easy read that's typical of Patterson. With this novel, Karp has moved to the top of my list for authors who write under the man who controls a large percentage of book sales.I liked the characters and concept of a special policing unit that was put together specifically for the rich and shameless.If you're sharp you'll catch the plot twist near the end - I admit the fake sucked me in before I was hit over the head with who the real bad guys were.Although I held back a star on this one just because it wasn't sensational, it was a fun read.

  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    2019-03-21 07:56

    Solid 4.5. Good, quick read that was really tough to put down & what a great storyline! I appreciated the parallels to "real" events in the news & I'm a total sucker for cop stories. (My maternal Grandpa was a cop). Strong characters with good stories of their own that would make great fodder for future installments, IMHO. 100% believable "plot"; I was sucked in FAST. Really fast!This was a refreshing addition to Patterson's co-authored shelves of stories. It didn't feel predictable or stale as I've felt some of his more recent works have, you know? I was really close to baling on a super long fandom & am now glad I didn't. NYPD RED2 was worth it. :-)Enjoy, fellow reading fans!Cheers,Lisa(NurseLisainOhio - GR, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, twitter, NOOK friends).

  • Sherri F.
    2019-03-18 08:48

    Book & audio: 4+ stars & really was borderline between 4 & 5 starsGood, fast-paced series & interesting topic the storyline is based on. So far, I've liked anything Marshall Karp has been involved with; solo or w/someone else. Again, like in his Lomax & biggs series, he creates a vigilante team that can at least understand why they are doing what they are doing, even if you can't sympathize and (especially) can't condone. Audio narrated well & on short side (7ish hrs: prob. one of the rare times I wished it was a little longer b/c I wanted more); book is shorter, quick read (despite being 392 pgs--I don't know who they think they are fooling b/c with numerous chapters & its spacing, as well as with large print & line spacing, it is probably less than 300 true pages).

  • Ms. Nikki
    2019-03-05 05:49

    I was trying to figure out what I liked about this series that I didn't with the Cross ones.I think - don't quote me - that this read has a little more filling. Especially to the cases. Zack and Kylie are more hands on, running from site to site and tossing ideas back and forth which draws the reader into the crime, into the world more.I like the pacing and characters of this story. I'll definitely be reading the next one.

  • Reinaldo Lourenço
    2019-03-07 07:07

    Bom, acho que tenho de rever a classificação do primeiro livro pq este é mto melhor :)Posso dizer q parti para este livro com alguma espectativa devido à sinopse me fazer recordar o Dexter (ah, que saudades).A historia está bem conseguida, os enredos bem desenvolvidos. Capitulos curtos, ritmo intenso, o normal nos livros do JP.Gostei da escrita deste Marshall Karp, pode ser que editem os livros que ele escreveu em nome proprio.Inicial/ tinha dado 4* mas vou dar mais uma ;)

  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    2019-03-17 03:03

    I'm a big Patterson fan. I read most of his other series (Alex Cross, Women Murder Club & Private) I read NYPD Red and enjoyed the characters Zach and Kylie. NYPD Red 2 was also well written. There was so much going on in the story that it keeps your interest right from the beginning. A real page turner and can't wait for the 3rd book to come out next month. 

  • Denise
    2019-03-02 10:50

    Couldn't put this book down from the minute I started reading it. This is one of the better Patterson books that I have read this year. The story flowed seamlessly and the twist in the plot was brilliant. I didn't see it coming. I enjoyed the first book in this series but this one hooked me. Think this is going to turn out to be a great series. Can't wait for the next one to come out.

  • Nancy Geary
    2019-03-05 04:53

    Total brain candy. What the authors might think pass for an unpredictable ending fell short for this reader. Not too sure if I want to read the next book in the series, the characters just didn't have much chemistry coming off the page.

  • John Beimler
    2019-03-17 09:52

    Meh, I read them in an afternoon, so that's good, but the plots are tissue paper thin, and the characters two dimensilonal. Good for when you turn your brain off and relax, but not for much more.

  • Taylor
    2019-02-22 02:54

    I loved this book :)

  • Χρυσή-Σίσυ Αγγελίδου
    2019-03-09 08:10

    Μία από τις εξέχουσες προσωπικότητες της Νέας Υόρκης βρίσκεται δολοφονημένη. Δεμένη σε ένα αλογάκι του Καρουζέλ στο Σέντραλ Παρκ, λίγες εβδομάδες πριν τις δημοτικές εκλογές και όλη η αστυνομία και η RED (ειδική ομάδα του FBI για εγκλήματα V.I.P.) βρίσκεται επί ποδός. Την ίδια μέρα βγαίνει στο ίντερνετ ένα βίντεο όπου το θύμα ομολογεί έναν φόνο που διέπραξε πριν δύο χρόνια. Και κάπως έτσι κάνει πλέον αισθητή την εμφάνισή του ο «δολοφόνος – τιμωρός». Γιατί, ασφαλώς, δεν πρόκειται για το πρώτο του θύμα. Απλά, πρόκειται για το πρώτο V.I.P. θύμα. Τα τρία προηγούμενα θύματα ανήκαν στον υπόκοσμο. Άρα, μη ιδιαίτερης σπουδαιότητας. Ακόμα και στο έγκλημα υπάρχει διάκριση εχόντων και μη εχόντων. Το Καρουζέλ του Τρόμου είναι ένα πολυδιάστατο βιβλίο. Παράλληλα με τον δολοφόνο, παρακολουθείς και τα πολιτικά παιχνίδια, τον βρώμικο κόσμο των πλουσίων, την παραποίηση της αλήθειας από τα Μαζικά Μέσα Ενημέρωσης, τη δεξιοτεχνία των ανθρώπων να κρύβουν αυτό που είναι και όλα τα «κακώς» κείμενα της σύγχρονης κοινωνίας. Αποτέλεσμα; Να σκέφτεσαι «Να γιατί φτάσαμε σε τέτοιο σημείο εξαθλίωσης της ανθρώπινης φύσης». Μυστήριο και αγωνία για το ποιος είναι ο κατά συρροήν δολοφόνος, προσωπικά δεν υπήρχε, καθώς είναι κάτι το ποίο γίνεται ξεκάθαρο από τις πρώτες σελίδες του βιβλίου. Ωστόσο, η αγωνία για το πώς θα αποκαλυφθεί η δράση του, πώς θα σταθεί η κατηγορία και τι ρόλο θα παίξει ο περίγυρος, με καθήλωσε και με έκανε να μη θέλω να αφήσω το βιβλίο από τα χέρια μου. Ανατροπές υπάρχουν και σε κάνουν να αμφιβάλλεις και εκεί έρχεται ο θαυμασμός για τους James Patterson και Marshall Karp, οι οποίοι με τον τρόπο που προσφέρουν τις πληροφορίες καταρρίπτουν έστω και για λίγο την όποια «σιγουριά» μπορεί να νοιώσει ο αναγνώστης για τον δολοφόνο. Ωστόσο, αυτό το οποίο μου κέντρισε το ενδιαφέρον και εξίταρε το μυαλό μου ήταν ο τρόπος με τον οποίο οι πολιτικοί εμπλέκονται στις αστυνομικές έρευνες και παρεμποδίζουν το έργο της αστυνομίας. Πόσο έχει απαξιωθεί η αξία της ανθρώπινης ζωής και το μόνο το οποίο ενδιαφέρει τον σύγχρονο άνθρωπο είναι η προσωπική του προβολή. Παιδικά βιώματα που διαμορφώνουν χαρακτήρες, ο κοινωνικός περίγυρος, η αδικία, η εκμετάλλευση, η καλοπέραση, η κατοχή δύναμης και εξουσίας, όλα όσα διαμορφώνουν προσωπικότητες βρίσκονται μέσα σε αυτό το βιβλίο. Όλοι έχουμε μέσα μας το καλό και το κακό. Το περιβάλλον, ωστόσο, στο οποίο μεγαλώνουμε είναι αυτό που κατά ένα μεγάλο ποσοστό επηρεάζει το πιο από τα δύο χαρακτηριστικά θα βγει προς τα έξω. Και αυτό το μήνυμα περνάει μέσα από το Καρουζέλ του Τρόμου … Γιατί τελικά ο τρόμος δεν είναι τόσο το έγκλημα, αλλά ο ίδιος ο άνθρωπος που το διαπράττει. Το Καρουζέλ του Τρόμου είναι ένα βιβλίο αστυνομικό, κοινωνικό, ψυχολογικό. Ένα βιβλίο που θα σας βάλει σε σκέψεις και θα σας ταξιδέψει σε κόσμους που ναι μεν μπορεί να υποπτευόμαστε ότι υπάρχουν, αλλά δεν παραδεχόμαστε ότι είναι αλήθεια.

  • Sara
    2019-03-17 08:03

    2.º volume da série NYPD Red!