Finding a single assassin in a city of nine million is daunting.
Finding five is a nightmare.
Lower Manhattan: A sniper’s bullet ends the life of a high-profile New Yorker. Five miles uptown, a second prominent victim has his throat slashed.
And that’s only the beginning. A network of professional assassins is on the loose in New York City. Trained by the US military, they’re on their own now, with a new unit called Kappa Omega Delta. Killers On Demand.
NYPD Red detectives Kylie MacDonald and Zach Jordan are called in to hunt them down, but these mercenaries are as gifted in the art of escape as they are in snuffing out lives.
It’s the biggest professional challenge the Red team has ever faced, and before it’s over, both Kylie’s and Zach’s personal lives will change. Forever.
After coauthoring six previous NYPD Red novels with cocreator James Patterson, bestseller Karp (the Lomax and Biggs mysteries) solos in the rousing seventh entry, which pits detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red team, whose members investigate crimes against the superrich, against five assassins who call themselves Kappa Omega Delta—for Killers on Demand. (They're all men, but have chosen female pseudonyms, hence they refer to themselves as a sorority.) First, in lower Manhattan, a sniper shoots dead womanizing film producer Warren Hellman, who's just been acquitted of murdering a police detective. At almost the same time farther uptown, another killer slices the throat of Hellman's brother, also a film person, who three years earlier was responsible for the death of a young actress. The five assassins, each specializing in a trademark m.o., proceed to murder other loathsome types with panache and impunity. Jordan and MacDonald have their work cut out trying to stop them. Shocking plot twists, clever dialogue, and dead-on characterizations keep the pages turning. Readers will agree that his happy welding of police procedural and sly humor is the best yet in the series.
NYPD RED 7
Fast paced well written.
Excellent Read. I’m sorry it came to an end!
4 Stars. Very fun read. Karp is excellent. This seems, interestingly enough, to be the first author to take a series he wrote “with” Patterson on his own. He learned plenty, evidently, because I couldn’t tell the difference. I hope he has more in store for NYPD RED.