Red Alert (NYPD Red, #5) by James Patterson

Red Alert (NYPD Red, #5)

In the city where crime never sleeps, neither does NYPD Red. NYPD Red is the elite, hard charging, investigative task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and tireless detective. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met at the police academy. After solving a bru...

Details Red Alert (NYPD Red, #5)

TitleRed Alert (NYPD Red, #5)
Release DateMar 26th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Red Alert (NYPD Red, #5)

  • Suzanne
    4.5*This is my favorite NYPD Red story yet. The crime plots in this one all thoroughly gripped me, whereas most times one of the plots will really be interesting me and the other ones, I would not be as into. In this installment all of them entertained me, though the Davenport case was my favorite of the plots. This would have been a five star review for me, but Kylie was pretty obnoxious. I feel like she is pushing the buttons with Zach to the p...
  • Matt
    Working to continue their successful series, James Patterson and Marshall Karp return with a fifth novel in the NYPD Red series. The premise of NYPD Red is to protect or investigate the city’s most elite, offering a protective barrier from the masses. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are well versed with the job and have seen almost everything the city has to offer. While serving as part of the mayor’s security detail, Jordan and Ma...
  • ~Bellegirl91~
    3 1/2 stars - finishing at 2am, book hangover after finishing two books in a row LATE last night... I'm a bit crazy right now so bear with me haha. Also, with this being a 14 day loan just cause of how popular and the amount of holds it had, I'm impressed I got this in 9 days considering how CRAZY busy I am! and staying up until 2am to finish this one PLUS another book I was also almost done with and finishing both back to back was WORTH that boo...
  • Book Addict Shaun
    James Patterson’s NYPD Red series is another favourite of mine and is something different given that it focuses on police officers who are tasked with protecting New York’s elite. It’s hard to believe that this is the fifth book in the series already. It was an enjoyable read and without doubt one of my favourites in the series so far. I love Zach and Kylie and felt that the storyline here was one of the best out of the five books. As is us...
  • Tim
    Typical Patterson of late. Not continually exciting. Thanks to the end, just ok. 4 of 10 stars
  • Amy
    Though I’ve been a very long time fan of Patterson’s books, both his standalones and his many series (Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Lindsey Boxer, I’ve read them all) I made the switch from reading his physical books to listening solely on audio a couple of years ago. It kind of happened by accident, I was browsing Overdrive for a new listen and grabbed the latest Women’s Murder Club installment and realized what an amazing narrator Januar...
  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    James Patterson churns out so many books throughout the year that sometimes it's hard to keep up. So far I've not managed to read any of the NYPD Red series. I didn't mind the story but I'm not sure I like the characters. Neither of them seemed overly sympathetic and they had a real abrasive way of talking. I think (and I may be wrong) that it's just the New York accent but I'm sure that most New Yorkers don't always sound so harsh. I wanted mor...
  • Lo9man88
    The best book in the series so far with a solid plot and very interesting subplots.The main story involves several murders by the means of surgical explosions committed by(view spoiler)[ a freaking American muay thai champion who was betrayed by his friends and wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years in Thailand (hide spoiler)] , then there is the sex addict who gets murdered during auto-erotic asphyxiation , a lecherous old judge who gets blackmailed...
  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    Not bad ... 3.5 stars.
  • Monnie
    4.5 stars, actuallyI've gone on record at least two other times with the opinion that this may be the best of the many series by James Patterson and his co-author du jour (in this case, Marshall Karp). And nothing in this one made me change my mind. It moves along quickly, serves up a few surprises all the way to the end and enough humor to hold my attention throughout.NYPD Red is an elite task force that caters to the rich, famous, and those who...
  • Jenny
    NYPD Red 5 is also known as Red Alert (NYPD Red 5). NYPD Red 5 is about revenge, greed, blackmail and jealousy. One night while Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the NYPD Red Task Force provided security to the Mayor a bomb went off killing one person and was the bomb terrorism or start of something more sinister. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald had to hurry to find the perpetrator before more people died. The readers of NY...
  • Amanda McGill
    For full review - The Limit of Books Does Not ExistA few years ago, I really enjoyed reading James Patterson’s novels, especially the Women’s Murder Club series. Then after 10 or so books, they got a bit repetitive and I mostly stopped reading them. The first NYPD Red came out in 2012 and I loved the concept. A detective series based on the crimes that happened to New York’s rich and famous elite. Now that’s it the fifth novel, I’m gett...
  • Donna Hines
    The elite meets the Haitian drug cartel king pins...ahhh welcome to the world of James Patterson.This was a fast paced ( 3 hrs for me) thriller that was nonstop action.Throw in some blackmail, some con artists, a narcissist or two, a video tape, a sexual addict, a drug smuggler and well a few detectives daring to end the powerful chain of command and you now have NYPD Red Alert in action.For me this was a steady stream of suspense, intrigue, myst...
  • Scott
    NYPD Red is one of Patterson’s lesser-known mystery series about two detectives - Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald – who are a special investigative team focused on serving and protecting the rich and elite of New York city. In typical Patterson style, Zach and Kylie were also former lovers coming out of the police academy years ago and Zach has never stopped loving her, even though Kylie has sworn off ever dating a cop again. Because they wor...
  • Tala Lucy
    So if you know me well enough you will know how much of a die hard James Patterson fan I am... yes I am that person who reads all of his books and even though they aren't as good as the original first few were I still can't help but love them. NYPD Red 5 is the fifth instalment in the NYPD series which is one of my favourite series by Patterson. Following detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie McDonald. Like any crime fighting police genre style books,...
  • Donna
    In the first chapter, a filmmaker with an addiction to rough sex games is murdered in the act. In the second chapter, a bomb blows up a wealthy architect who is giving a presentation on new housing for the indigent. Could these 2 murders be related and who wanted to kill them? That's what New York Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald must find out.I thought Red Alert was one of the better James Patterson novels that I've read rec...
  • Darlene
    This the 5th in the NYPD Red series and a welcome addition, indeed. It's always a joy to catch up with a cast of characters I've come to 'know' and enjoy. The NYPD Red is an elite group thats sole job is to take care of New York's wealthiest residents. This story definitely was not short on multi millionaires. Good book with a very interesting outcome.
  • Jo
    James Patterson's books aren't literary works, but each one is guaranteed to deliver a high body count and lots of action. I hadn't read the previous books in this series, but that didn't matter, it was easy to follow and the characters had an easy banter that made the story easy to follow.Bombings, strangulation. burglary, extortion, private jets and a city in turmoil, Red Alert is another explosive read from the king of thrillers. Never a dull ...
  • Melissa Lenahan
    Love this series. I don’t think I’ve read a James Patterson book I didn’t like.
  • Mahoghani 23
    Witty in a satirical way. There's a mad bomber on the loose. He's only targeting 4 men who caused him imprisonment for 20 years. Another case involves the murder of a woman using erotic asphyxiation. The final case is a robbery of a $800,000 poker game. Detectives Jordan and McDonald have their hands full. Their kissing up to the rigbt people and things are not going favorably in either case. Enjoyable and witty with normal police jargon and humo...
  • Megan Jones
    A renowned documentary filmmaker is found dead on the same night a homemade bomb explodes at a charity benefit. Enter Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of NYPD Red, an elite force called in exclusively for New York’s most high-profile crimes. Racing against the clock to investigate both cases, the team uncover corruption, blackmail and vengeance that would shock the most hardened New Yorkers. Zach and Kylie must get results quickly in an investig...
  • Conor Keating
    There, Summer. You happy? I read your stinking book. It was actually pretty good, but nothing five star or anything. I debated giving this 4 stars, because it really was pretty entertaining.
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    3.5/5. I think NYPD Red is one of Patterson's better series. I liked how this one took us internationally to Thailand.
  • Marcia
    I'm surprised at the other high ratings, cause I think this is the worst Patterson book I've read (and I've read almost all of them.) It had a somewhat confusing plot with a number of characters. I like the concept of the Red team, but ALL his things are getting repetitive, which comes from putting out too many books (about one every six weeks).
  • Jackie Keating
    James Patterson is the Danielle Steel of mysteries, which is to say he writes flat characters, repetitive points and hilariously unreal dialogue and makes millions for it. This book was trash. All the villains immediately confessed as soon as they were asked to come with the police. They are all super rich. Surely they know a lawyer who could throw out the case because none of them were read their Miranda rights, but they all seemed like Scooby D...
  • Ray
    I finished this a couple of days ago but didn't get an opportunity to write this review.So here it is now.Marshall Karp strikes again! I don't think any writer in this whole wide world can write crime like Karp does! He weaves such brilliant characters and laces their lives with such humor that you can't help both loving them and empathizing with them. Zach, Kylie and Cheryl are my second most favorite set of protagonists he has created. (The fir...
  • Sammy Jackson
    Standard JP 😊
  • Linda
    Typical Patterson presents novel. More than one crime involved. Easy to follow story lines with multiple characters involved. Most not likable. Detective Zach Jordan of NYPD Red needs to figure out if he is really over his partner, Kylie, if his new relationship is to work. "Red" was created to take care of problems is the wealthy elite, but the sleaze factor threatens throughout.
  • Sheldon
    Typical Patterson. Quick read or listen. Three mysteries and three solutions. Light reading fun.
  • Sean Harding
    Reasonable story for the newer Patterson Inc books although the characters in this series especially Kylie are really aggravating. The whole love tension thing is just not working and unrealistic and they need to get over it and even better get rid of the Kylie character and replace her with someone else.Why is it if a male and female character are partnered there is always this tension about a relationship, if there were two blokes partnered the...