Dick's Featured Review:
NYPD RED 2 by James Patterson
in collaboration with Marshall Karp
RED 2” by James Patterson, in collaboration with
Marshall Karp, is a satisfying story of vengeance
via vigilance. The victims of the vigilantes have
been found garbed in Tyvek coveralls (hazmat-like
clothes), thus the tabloids have named him/her the
“Hazmat Killer”. Shortly after the victims are
found a video is on the internet showing the
victim confessing to some terrible crime of
his/her own! The fourth victim is wealthy,
politically connected and famous. And NYPD RED is
just the outfit that handles cases involving such
people. Wealth & politics call for special
handling by everyone. Top detectives Zach Jordan
and his partner Kylie MacDonald are called upon to
close this case in a hurry, because elections are
imminent and jobs are at risk.
It all began years
ago when the son of a mob boss was killed by high
school victims of the son’s arrogance and evil.
So we can suspect the WHY of subsequent actions,
but the WHO is still up in the air and answering
that is the fun in this story.
Zach & Kylie have
a history & Kylie’s husband is an addict and Zach
still has feeling for her, but Cheryl loves Zach
and Zach is concerned that Matt is getting too
close to Cheryl… Oh well, just ignore all this as
it has little to do with the big question… WHO?
political & personal pressure, Zach & Kylie keep
eliminating the chaff and finally get to the
“Uhha” moment when things come together & they
realize who they have been seeking. By then
however, because of a son’s carelessness, and a
mother’s thoughtfulness, the vigilantes find
themselves as the victims of vigilante justice!
Oh, go ahead and
read it, there is a lot more to it and you’ll