The Chef - James Patterson & Max DiLallo

The Chef

By James Patterson & Max DiLallo

  • Release Date: 2019-02-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 508 Ratings


In the new stand-alone thriller from the World's Bestselling author comes a Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty--as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder?
While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

As crowds of revelers gather, Rooney follows a fearsome trail of clues, racing from outlying districts into city center. He has no idea what-or who-he'll face in defense of his beloved hometown, only that innocent lives are at stake.


  • The Chef

    By Loli1863
    I enjoy reading The Killer Chef! Please continue writing more! Awesome heroine.
  • Killer Chef

    By Jewlly
    It is entertaining I like it. It could be a little more intense. But readable.
  • Killer Chef

    By barry Cure
    Just ok. Some story lines are inconsistent with others.
  • Imposter

    By jjjbbbb
    Half way through and I’ve closed it for the last time. Lame characters, unbelievable plot, action, story. Waste of eye and brain.
  • The Chef

    By Halsterx
    Lame, convoluted plot. Shallow characters. Surprised Patterson put his name on this book. Rated it 1/5 stars so there would be no confusion that I submitted a rating.
  • Not a great read...

    By Jmo625
    Not up to the standard of his previous books. There was lots of jumping around and it made me not like the main character. Not a great effort.
  • Not worth 5 minutes

    By Chekpeds
    bad writing and unimaginative plot
  • Good

    By parkzy50
    Took a long time to develop as I was taken on a tour of nworlins to set up the sequel Ex cop chef smarter than the police/feds Ok but tied together nicely at the end
  • The Chef is hard to swallow

    By Bob from OG
    Not up to James Patterson standards. Dialogue and characters are mostly laughable. Read during a transcontinental flight and was easy to speed read since much of the narrative was pure drivel. Sorry I wasted my time.
  • Very lame.

    By juabee
    Very lame and very boring.