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Private: #1 Suspect | [James Patterson, Maxine Paetro]

Private: #1 Suspect

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.
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Publisher's Summary

Unsolvable cases

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

Impossible murders

When his former lover is found murdered in Jack Morgan's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties.

The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan

While Jack is fighting for his life, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realizes he is confronting the cleverest and most powerful enemies ever. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, Private: #1 Suspect is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2011 Hachette

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    Timothy A. Rowe Afton, Va, US 03-17-14
    Timothy A. Rowe Afton, Va, US 03-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Reader."
    What three words best describe Scott Shepherd’s performance?

    So So. Peter Hermann was the best by miles. I would highly recommend him for future stories


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    Suzanne Stittsville, ON, Canada 01-05-14
    Suzanne Stittsville, ON, Canada 01-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not the best James Patterson"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I usually get very engrossed in his books, but this one left me cold and just wanting to get to the end. The tone reminded me of "Dragnet", obviously written and narrated for a male audience.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I felt a need for more connection between the characters and stories... My perception was of three disconnected stories, all ending too tidily and neatly all at once.


    What three words best describe Scott Shepherd’s performance?

    Did not get much emotion from the voice, seemed like a Dragnet type narration.


    Did Private: #1 Suspect inspire you to do anything?

    Not read the others in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually write negative comments, but I believe this one was warranted. Anybody else feel the same way?

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    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 08-12-13
    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 08-12-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Another Twister"

    Another multi-plot/case twist and turn. Our hero runs three cases and two women at once. Hard to imagine, but it's fiction and a fun listen.

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    Walter EXTON, PA, United States 06-15-13
    Walter EXTON, PA, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Huge Letdown from 1st Book"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and/or Scott Shepherd?

    First PRIVATE was sharp, moved at a good clip and had interesting charachters. This reads more like something the authors dashed off over a weekend to cash in on the success of the first book. Narrator was ok...little too affected for my taste, but he wasn't given a lot to work with. Great concept...a super detective agency with the best and brightest...made first book great. This failed the test on every score. Not sure I want to risk credits with any more in the series.


    What could James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More interesting charachters. Women charachters, especially, were weak and predictable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Frankly, none.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Private: #1 Suspect?

    The whole sidebar about the mob.


    Any additional comments?

    Beware of sequels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 03-26-13
    James columbus, OH, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2006

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "A good book 2"

    i was find with book 2 except they used another narrator, which makes it harder especially if you go right from book 1 to book 2. Otherwise I like it. Even though it was easy to see guess who the bad guy was early on in the book

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    tina United States 03-15-13
    tina United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Pretty Good Listen"
    What did you like best about Private: #1 Suspect? What did you like least?

    I really liked the introduction of Jinx Poole, a potential new love interest


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wasn't crazy about the narration - something about his voice wasn't very convincing


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I suppose


    Did Private: #1 Suspect inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    The story didn't have a lot of context to it. You needed to remember the murder victim from a prior book. Likewise, the reason for the long standing beef between Jack and his twin Tommy was glossed over in explanation.. Just not alot there to motivate me to pick up another in this series tho i probably will

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CYNDY brentwood, CA, United States 03-07-13
    CYNDY brentwood, CA, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "waste of time"

    only made it 2 hours before i turned it off. i can't believe that james patterson and maxine paetro published this. i have listened to most all the james patterson books. this is the fist one i did not finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fran Johnston Belen, NM USA 01-23-13
    Fran Johnston Belen, NM USA 01-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Moondancer

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    "Awful - Not Patterson's Best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I would not. I will buy the book and read it. The narrator is awful!


    Would you recommend Private: #1 Suspect to your friends? Why or why not?

    Book only!


    What aspect of Scott Shepherd’s performance would you have changed?

    He is trying to put in a New York accent by the sounds of it and sound like a tough mobster and doing both poorly.


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    Lisa Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States 01-15-13
    Lisa Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Predictable and not the best"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I liked the narrator for the first book PRIVATE much better than this one. The story in the first book was more engaging, more interesting and less predictable. Probably because this James Patterson wrote it with a different collaborator?


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro before, how does this one compare?

    Parts of the book dragged and were so corny I actually rolled my eyes while listening!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Didn't like his voice changes to reflect different characters.


    Could you see Private: #1 Suspect being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to PRIVATE ..it was much better

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    Norman J Miller philadelphia, PA, United States 12-25-12
    Norman J Miller philadelphia, PA, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2001

    Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)

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    "#1 suspect #1 in suspense"
    What did you like best about Private: #1 Suspect? What did you like least?

    a good story, and interesting characters.

    what I didn't like is the tendency to repeat, supposition and plot points mentioned a few chapters later multiple times.


    What other book might you compare Private: #1 Suspect to and why?

    nothing comes to mind.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    the "Batman" Gravely voice for Jack was a bit annoying.


    Did Private: #1 Suspect inspire you to do anything?

    no


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