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, Thriller, Fiction, Crime

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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ~Bellegirl91~
    **OFFICIAL REVIEW**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...
  • Tim
    Typical Patterson of late. Not continually exciting. Thanks to the end, just ok. 4 of 10 stars
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Julie
    This quick read has 2 plot lines but very little mystery.
  • Kat Dietrich
    Red Alert is the 5th in the NYPD Red Series by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.Series Background:The dynamic duo of Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald team up to be the crime fighters for the elite in New York. They protect and serve the “red-carpet” types – the rich and famous. Zach and Kylie used to have a “thing”, but that is in the past and they are learning to work together again. Okay, let me re-phrase this. Kylie is now...
  • Helen Drake
    Some of the books I’ve read from Patterson lately haven’t been that great, but this one is a winner. There are 2 main plots: someone is blowing up some of the richest men in NYC, using the techniques of a bomb maker in a prison in Thailand. A young women is killed in a weird sexual position and someone is blackmailing men she’s had sex with. Is the blackmailer also the murderer.The main characters, Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald...
  • Dad
    This is another in the running series of a specialized section of the police of NYC dedicated to the rich and powerful. Of course, would a major city ever really have cops to work for the rich and famous? Anyway, this was one of the better works in the series though parts were also disappointing. One of the major characters is Kylie who normally is a great character with positive traits but here she was portrayed as hindering the budding relation...
  • Amanda Gee
    It felt like I waited forever for book number 5 in this series. I love this series and I finished it in one setting. I listen to most of my books on audio and it sucked me in from the prologue. I stayed up all night to finish it. Anyway, it was a great book, full of action, twists and turns. Totally worth the read.
  • Liz
    A really solid crime novel with interesting plots and believable characters. I like how each new book in the series reveals a little more about Zach and Kylie’s relationship. Such a quick read though, maybe 4 hours at the most, I would like another twist or more detail to make it more substantial!
  • Tammy
    Very interesting read. I love these characters with Zach and Kylie who are detectives and Zach's girlfriend Cheryl. It is always an interesting ride. People are being blown up and when the bomb goes off others are not killed just the one person. Who is doing this and why. They figure out the bomber but he could not be doing it. Craziness insues and the ride is fast so hang on.
  • Laura Rash
    One of the better series from JP & this is probably the best book in the series so far. Really fast paced & a cool story.