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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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    Shelley Newburgh, IN, United States 10-14-14
    Shelley Newburgh, IN, United States 10-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Too rushed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story, while basically interesting, was not fully formed and did not flow. The writing was jumpy and the story line just disappointed. It really felt as though it were badly abridged. I really like the Private series, I feel connected to the characters. However, this one just left a lot to be desired.


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

    Expand on the plot and develop the characters more fully.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Shepherd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narration was excellent...very smooth and easy to follow.


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    Fattdog Poconos mts PA 09-06-14
    Fattdog Poconos mts PA 09-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Definately worth reading"
    If you could sum up Private: #1 Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Read more privates


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

    None it stands alonet


    What about Scott Shepherd’s performance did you like?

    Everthing


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Gideon and Dave responding to the mob bully


    Any additional comments?

    We need more nypd books there spectacular

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 08-28-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A good second book... Look forward to more."

    This book takes place 6 months after the first Private. I really enjoyed the characters and the "co" writer is the same as the first one. Unfortunately the next books have a different "co" writer and I hope they keep true to the characters. I recommend that Private is the first book you read to get to know the beginnings of these people. This book can stand alone but it is much more fun knowing the history. Good book overall.

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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?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George 08-12-13
    George 08-12-13
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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
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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 03-15-13
    tina 03-15-13
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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 03-07-13
    CYNDY 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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