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)
Peter Hermann has a great voice and read the book at a very enjoyable pace. He is able to do a woman with an Irish accent with ease. When he does the part of women its not at all awkward like in other books Ive encountered
I couldn't get enough of this book and would have loved to read it all in one sitting but I don't have the luxury of time to do so. I listen when I'm driving and for some of the day at work. I was able to finish in two days and was thirsty for more of the Private series when I was done.
While I am fairly new to the whole audio book scene I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this book. Well worth a credit!
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.
Love me some Patterson, not a reader normally. And his books were ones I would actually get through consistantly and be ready for another. I love me some Alex Cross. So I am thrilled to explore this new tortured soul.
The multiple story lines. And the passion for finding the truth.
No, but I thought he did a marvelous job. And never had me wondering which character was the perspective from.
No, I relished every minute of it to ease the rush hour traffic of my commute.
So, downloading the next in the series!
Yes, the audio is more intense and gets the adrenaline pumping more so than the print version.
I love the twist of the twins. How, even from the grave, their Dad still manages to pit them against one another.
This is the first time I have ever heard Peter Hermann's performances and I really enjoyed listening to him.
What mad me cry was Colleen. She was so depressive and sad.
It was a good listen, although the owner seems to have alot of issues and a good guy complex. He still got the job done!
astrologer and visionary
My best kept secret is that my gym workout is a Private pleasure. Three miles on the treadmill at a pulse racing trot, no problem, weight training, no sweat, 200 crunches are something to look forward to.
This is the novel that is so engaging that it has me wanting to go to the gym, and makes me WANT to keep going to the end of the chapter.
My sincere thanks to authors and narrators for an inch off my waistline and better posture.
'Private' is an interesting story, the first book in a series, concerning an exclusive detective agency. The characters introduced here are well fleshed out and believable. Several stories are interspersed throughout the book and all loose ends are neatly tied up by the end of the book. The narrator, Peter Hermann, does a good job. I recommend this book to all who like detective stories and those who enjoy reading James Patterson novels. There is graphic violence and some adult situations.
The twist and turns of the story.
All the different things happening at the same time.
Jack Morgan is an admirable man in this new series. It is one of my favorite series. I always look forward to James Patterson's books because he holds true to the core values that are important in life and makes the listener want to cheer on the good guys.
Jack Morgan seems to have no malice in his heart -even hating his brother is not something he would have chosen if his brother had given him any other way out. It makes me ponder the ever-present question of gentics - environmental - and the fact that people just come here a certain way from birth. I love having a hero (or 2) in a book.
His diction, inflections, and overall performance makes for pleasant listening
My heart ached for Jack Morgan at times - feeling the struggle of deep feelings - conflict of the ever present love, hate, and pain his brother and Father caused in him. I found the men that worked for Private had respect for & truly cared for each other.
In all of his books, it is very obvious that James Patterson is an honorable man. This is something that can only be taught through example by living it daily. It is a trait that is sadly missing in so much of the world we live in today. My hat's off to authors of exciting books that win by doing what it right.
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