REVIEW: NYPD Red by James Patterson & Marshall Karp (Crime Marathon: USA)

 Title: NYPD Red 

Series: NYPD Red (#1)

Author: Patterson, James & Karp, Marshall

Format: Paperback Pocket

Edition: Greek

Publisher: Μεταίχμιο

Publication: November 16th, 2015

Pages: 384

Goodreads Blurb: 
"It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert-and they can't afford to make a single mistake. Then a world-renowned producer fatally collapses at his power breakfast, and top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan is the first one on the scene. Zach works with his beautiful new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald-who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend-to discover who the murderer might be. But this is only the beginning: the most brutal, public, and horrifyingly spectacular crimes they've ever encountered are about to send all of New York into chaos, putting NYPD Red on the ropes. Zach and Kylie know there's no way of telling what a killer this deranged will do next. With the whole world watching, they have to find a way to stop a psychopath who has scripted his finale down to the last explosive detail. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD Red is the next mega-blockbuster from "The Man Who Can't Miss." (TIME) "

My Rating: ✿✿✿✿

My Review:

This crime book provided a quite interesting and a bit different read, than what I had expected.
I picked up this title, as a part of a Crime Marathon hosted by the publisher, in which we are supposed to read 6 books that take place in 6 different countries.
As you can tell, one of the countries I chose was USA!

I had never before heard of a department of the police that concentrates only in the well being of the celebrities and famous people of the city.
And, I'm not even sure that there is a whole department with an official name and all, exactly like described in this book.
But, I found the idea quite interesting, and quite a few of the characters also fit this job perfectly!

While translated in Greek, I could tell that the book was well written.
The plot was very interesting, and I really loved the fact that the story was also narrated from the criminal's point of view, too!

And what a criminal!

The main characters were also very interesting, and, while you can tell that the hero is torn and mostly inclined towards his new partner - and ex girlfriend, who is now married to another man -, there is another woman, between whom and him I believe to exist some important chemistry!

Well, I really want to keep reading the adventures of the Red department of the NYPD and also find out more about how the relationships of the heroes will proceed.

All in all, 4 stars for a really interesting read, that, 
while not a typical crime novel who deals with serial killers and stuff, 
it also has quite the dose of the type of intrigue I enjoy!

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