I enjoy the friction and the sassiness of the 'NYPD Red' characters and they are present large in 'Red Alert'. The plots are interesting with some personal misdirection. I appreciate that, like Linda Fairstein, Patterson and Karp give us interesting details about NYC. Of course, no one does it as well or as in depth like Linda Fairstein. As with most Patterson books, it's an engaging yet very fast read.
4 Stars, solid mid-B