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NYPD Red 3

(NYPD Red #3)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  16,442 ratings  ·  984 reviews
PROTECT THE RICH. SERVE THE FAMOUS. HUNT THE GUILTY.

NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald-the woman who broke his heart at the police academy-are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to deliver just
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Published March 16th 2015 by Little, Brown & Company
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Dena Beck I've read this series out of order. It doesn't make much difference. There is a tiny bit about the interpersonal relationships that might make more se…moreI've read this series out of order. It doesn't make much difference. There is a tiny bit about the interpersonal relationships that might make more sense "in order," but that is really very background. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest them in any order.(less)

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Brenda
NYPD Red was an elite task force in New York City which dealt in high-profile crimes, so when Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Detective Kylie MacDonald were called in to investigate the murder of the chauffeur of billionaire businessman Hunter Alden Jr, they didn’t expect to encounter an uncooperative, arrogant man who appeared to be more concerned with his expensive car than the life of his chauffeur Peter. When it tied in with the disappearance of eighteen year old Tripp, son of Alden, f ...more
Mike French
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Liked it as NYPD RED but more than NYPD RED2! Kept me up to 4AM and not many books have done that. Very enjoyable and entertaining from start to finish. I am not afraid to admit I am a big JAMES Patterson and can't until the next one in this series.
Suzanne
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5*

Intriguing installment with lots of twists and turns circling around a kidnapping, murder, extortion, and blackmail. There was A LOT of crime in this one. Zach and Kylie are still having issues in their personal lives, which is increasingly becoming more dramatic as the series continues. This one was seriously the most interesting of the series so far, even though the previous two were very entertaining. Will continue on in the series right away; one more until next installment comes out in
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Wendy
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NYPD Red 3

I'm really starting to like the NYPD Red series. I love the chemistry between Kylie and Zach. Most of James Patterson's books have been predictable lately but this one was better with a lot of twists and turns and I especially liked the way it ended. If you liked the first two books in this series than this one is worth reading.
Cherise Dempsey
I wish I could use a sad face emoji :(

I honestly don't know what to say. I felt like I read an epilogue and am currently waiting for the book. Maybe I'm outgrowing Mr. Patterson or maybe he's writing for a new audience, whatever it is I feel as if the writing has become shallow and I'm no longer satisfied after reading these books. Where's the beef?
Mahoghani 23
I’m addicted to James Patterson’s books. This book was unnecessarily funny with that policeman wit and charm. It was also slightly romantic, very thrilling and just amazingly written.

Tripp Alden, Hunter Alden’s son, has been kidnapped on New Years’ eve and NYPD Red has been called in to resolve the beheading of Hunter Alden’s limo driver, Peter. Tripp’s dad, Hunter is a zealot for money, power, prestige and alcohol and not in that order. He’s overbearing, intimidating and a real narcissist. He
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Monnie
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
James Patterson's "NYPD Red" series - this is the third, as you cleverly might deduce from the title - has been a good one so far, and this one holds up its end of the tradition quite well. At the center of the action are Detective Zach Jordan and his partner (and one-time love interest) Kylie MacDonald, who are part of the elite task force that is charged with protecting the rich and famous. And it's hard to believe they come any richer than the billionaire Hunter Alden Jr.

Alden's chauffeur, wh
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Amanda McGill
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
My least favourite novel in the NYPD Red series.

I still have the same complaint as I did in the previous novel with the relationship between Kylie, Zach and Cheryl. I don't care about their relationships and I wish the novel was just focused on them solving the mystery.

Now onto the mystery aspect. To me, the plot wasn't as intense as the previous 2 novels. There was a bit of a surprise of who the killer was, but it wasn't jaw dropping. The novel was a bit complicated with a lot of characters t
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Adihelin Urquia
Mar 22, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm not done yet, however.... I say this as a huge James Patterson fan, I feel as though the characters of this book belong in a children's book. The dialogue between characters is ridiculous. The story is good and there are many twists and turns but I am very disappointed in the the actual writing it's very amateurish. I feel that if anyone else would have submitted this book to be published they would have been laughed at. I hope the next one is written better.
Sharon Mccall
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
There are days I wonder why I still read anything by this author and today was one of them. The book was ok hence the three stars but another promising series that is starting to feel as if its one book too many.

NYPD Red are an elite squadron of police officers who work on cases involving high profile victims - the rich and famous gracing the city of New York. In this the third instalment of the NYPD series we find detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald trying to find the person who murdered
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Terri Wino
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2016
Another enjoyable entry to the series. I like these books because they're easy to get into, yet you can put them down and go a few days without getting back to them and still be involved with the story and know what's going on. I do have to say that this particular one left me a little sour as to the resolution when the big reveal was made about the crime/cover up. Touchy subject matter and I just, personally, didn't like the resolution.
I enjoy these characters and what's going on in their perso
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Una Tiers
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Som. twists and turns but mostly predictability.
Brandy
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
So, not as good as the previous two in the series but still a good read. I tactually rank it with 3.25 stars but I rounded due to it being a Patterson print.❤️
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
James Patterson's NYPD Red series is one of my favourites of his, and so I was very excited about the release of book three.

There's not all that much to say about a Patterson thriller that I haven't said before. Most of them follow his tried and tested formula of the short chapters that are packed full of action and mini-cliffhangers, and the at times over the top but gripping storylines that fill those pages. NYPD Red is an elite-task force that take on New York's most high-profile crimes, esse
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Edmond Gagnon
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can't remember if it was 1 or 2 of the NYPD Red series that I read, but I enjoyed it more than this installment. Of Patterson's stable of underwriters, I like Marshall Karp and his stories. As was the last, this one is fast paced with colorful and interesting characters. The police drama and content is believable, but like a Hollywood movie, a bit over the top and too familiar at times. The plot delivers an antagonist who is easy to hate from the first sentence written about him. The banter is ...more
Glenda
May 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ms. Nikki
The case involving a seemingly missing son and his captor's blackmail scheme left a lot to be desired and it sort of took a backseat to the relationship issues that both Kylie and Zach were dealing with.

It was missing the normal fast-paced intensity of the previous reads, but I still love the main characters and enjoy the writing style.

A good read to pass some time.
Tim
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Exciting, excellent and well written. 9 of 10 stars
Bev Taylor
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
new york's biggest cases. new york's best detectives

a kidnapping gone wrong

the alden's r one of the richest families in new york - grandfather, father and son. but it is the son who is the most manipulative and greedy

then his son goes missing and the severed head of his chauffeur is delivered in a box. it's clear that he is in danger of losing it all

even worse, the kidnapper knows an horrific secret of his that could destroy him. to what steps will he go to stop this coming out?

zach and jor
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Geri
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Geri by: ggnorman@aol.com
I am trying to read the Red series in order.
I have liked what I read so far.
Ellie (bookmadbarlow)
Quick and easy crime read, so many twists and turns involved that I didn't know which way was up. I do enjoy this series
Matt
Feb 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Patterson and Karp return with the third instalment in the NYPD Red series, a highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald head up one of the investigative teams, with their own sordid past that only serves to spice things up a little more. Not long after the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, Jordan and MacDonald are called to the home of billionaire businessman Hunter Alden, Jr. His chauffeur's deca ...more
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
NYPD Red is an elite squad of the New York City Police Department that deals with the wealthiest of the city. In this book, MacDonald and Jordan are investigating the murder of the chauffeur of one of the richest men in the city, Hunter Alden Jr. During the initial investigation, they also discover that Mr. Alden's son, Tripp is missing. The Alden's don't seem concerned and offer no assistance in finding their son or their driver's killer.

I have been reading James Patterson book for most of my l
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Linda Strong
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015

In case you'Ve missed it ... NYPD RED, NYPD RED 2, and NYPD RED 3 are a series that features a police department that solely works committed against or by the very rich and famous in New York City.

The detectives are highly trained to deal with the elite. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are the best of the best.

In this, the third of the series, a headless corpse is found. The son of a very connected man is presumed to have been kidnapped, but family strongly denies this. It's a case o
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Paula Dembeck
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hunter Henderson Alden Junior is a ruthless billionaire who is returning home from a New Year’s party. He enters his garage expecting to find the new million dollar car he recently commissioned but the garage is empty except for his son’s camera case on the floor. When he opens it he finds a burner phone sealed in a ziplock bag and the decapitated head of his chauffeur Peter, with a note shoved in his mouth. Hunter had sent Peter out hours ago to pick up his son Tripp who had called with car tro ...more
Mohamed
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
seriously, he had an insider trader's tip that 9/11 was looming and had a date and which companies were going to circle the drain and at the same time his beloved wife, the only one after his mother who can knock some sense into him, was killed the in the twin tower attack.
Angela Verdenius
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story had more twists and turns than ever! Great mystery. Also, the love (s) of Zach's life are becoming a little more complicated. I love that this series can entwine personal lives as well as the crime without getting bogged down. Awesome!
Stacy
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I started this yesterday while waiting at a doctor's appointment and could barely put it down.
Olivia "So many books--so little time.""
This is an excellent thriller. Books like this are why James Patterson is one of my favorite authors.
Renee Hayes
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ready for NYPD RED 4!!! What will Zach & Kylie do next!!! ...more
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books wo
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