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)
After recently listening to books by Brian Haig, James Huston, and Adrian McKinty this book was a big change. Unlike those just mentioned, this book is simply a detective novel. No sophisticated undercurrents of geopolitics, no historical relevance simply a fast paced who done it with an over the top rich, good looking, womanizing main character. Oh sure his personal life is a mess but he still gets the women. A bit James Bond-y with the latest and greatest science toys and the guy who gets the girl.
It had a few story lines at once. There were a few mysteries running at once between friends, families and lovers.
Yes, you had to really listen and follow. The pace was quick. You really had to keep track of the characters, there were quit a few that were important to the story.
He did Jack the best. He was very good I would seek him out.
The story had many side plots going on and they were interesting and well done, Jack's love life was disappointing from a to z. He was noble everywhere but his relationship with women. I would think most women can deal with failed work, friend relationships but at the end a hopeful romance is in order.
If you have seen Ray Donavan, that is almost the same as this.
I like James Patterson books and this was no exception. Good character building and subplots! Will definitely read more Patterson!
wonderful listening. my first Patterson was a book on tape many years ago . whether in print or on audio the books are great. this is fast paced and has some good twists in the story
The only thing I didn't like about this book is how ridiculously rich and famous this detective is. It's absurd. His uncle is co owner of an NFL football team. Of course. He's got offices all over the world. Of course he does. And he's supposedly the most good looking guy that ever blessed the earth. Come on, really?? Good story but the extras weren't realistic and I found myself rolling my eyes constantly.
This was recommended to me by mom. And I totally loved it. Now on to book two. Very good. I recommend
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