The police can't help you....
Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.
The press will destroy you....
Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer.
Only one place to turn: Private....
But Jack doesn't have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, Private is James Patterson's sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.
©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette
"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose." (People)
"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast." (Publishers Weekly)
I'm not usually a fan of collaboratively-written mysteries, but Patterson and Paetro are an exception. The women's murder club series and Private have kept me intrigued all the way to the conclusion.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
This is the work of craftspeople. While there's just a tad too many strings to be tied up at the end, they were. Everything about this is commercially intriguing. I like it that the male/female relations seem deeper and more complex than Patterson's usual voice. However this pair have invented a character designed to purposely bring tension often where it is not needed. This not well explained twin-sibling rivalry is annoying... So much so that I may not buy another in this series.
On balance, the plot, characters, pace, plot, and narrative are strong as anything you'd expect to find from the Patterson brand. If you an deal with this recurring annoyance, enjoy.
Oh... Peter Hermann has the talent to match the writers'. He never intrudes yet keeps the ensemble cast distinct, dramatic, and memorable.
I am convinced that listeners are influenced GREATLY by a authors past works when purchasing a book......this author's works are becoming more disappointing as he continues to churn out words......
PRIVATE was/is very disappointing......too fragmented....flight of ideas, jumping from one thread to another...loosely connected......don't waste your time or money !!!!!!
Not really for me. I like the Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch series a lot better.I might give James Patterson another try on a different series.
Twists, turns, surprises
I liked that Jack Morgan was not a perfect individual and had to deal with scars from his past
I have not had the pleasure to listen to Peter Hermann before
Having read Private L.A. I wanted to get to know more about the series. So I listened to the first book of the series... Private. I was very pleased in what I heard. Excellently narrated, this book was very polished. I enjoyed the many plots and subplots that were happening simultaneously, Can't wait to read the next ones,
Old Broad with Keyboard
Yes! Lots of action. The premise is so good I wish it were true. Very believable.
The Plot was very good & I never even saw the ending coming. What a surprise! I love it when that happens.
Aww - the main character of course. He could've laid there & whined or just given in but he pulled up his Big Boy pants, got mad & got results! A very good thing for a man with a new potentially world changing business. And it was all very believable.
No, but I couldn't put it down. I had to know.
Don't get this book unless you want to buy the whole series. It bites back.
The characters and narration are good, but the underlying plot leaves you wishing they put more effort into it. Still a worthy listen... a 3.5 really.
James and Maxine have done it again! This is a great read just like most of thier work together. The story itself grabs you from the very beginning and holds on throughout the whole book. The characters are great and you really get invested in the story. The readers do a great job of getting the story right as well. Would reccomend this book to all.
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