NYPD Red 2 is the first book that I have read in this series, but I was able to catch on quickly making it an enjoyable read. Zach and Kylie find themselves thrown into a huge murder case when a wealthy woman is brutally murdered and a political nightmare occurs with an election happening in a matter of days. Zach and Kylie have to try and solve a case with little to go on and tons of political pressure as they also each have some relationship issues of their own to deal with. Patterson does a great job at building up the suspense, and when an innocent woman's life is endangered the clock is definitely ticking. NYPD Red 2 proved to be a thrilling and suspenseful read that proved hard to put down.