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)
If I could give a half star I would give it a three and a half. It was an entertaining story and the narrator did a good job (aside from the Irish accents, which made me laugh). It was a bit OTT at points but like I said it was alright. It kept me company on my long commutes to work.
Enjoys espionage, mystery, police procedurals, science, biographies.
I bought this on one of those special deals. It was absolutely worth it. Great reader, good story, interesting investigation. A bit too much emotional trauma to suit me in places, I prefer a more direct detective style novel but it is still worth listening to. Solid enough that I bought the next one in the series.
It was fast moving, and sometimes it was hard to follow. I don't plan to listen to this book again.
A high class P.I. firm with so many cases, and emotional ties and hangups, and yet it was somewhat entertaining. The climax of each case for the most part seemed very unsuspenseful, especially in light of the build up for each one.
Patterson (& Paetro) is always one of my go- to authors when I'm looking for light reading. This is my first audible.com with him. I was hesitant because Patterson tends to like short, quick chapters with lots of characters. Would I be able to keep everyone straight? Peter Hermann did an outstanding job reading this book "to me". I was able to keep the characters and plot straight while enjoying all the little extras that Patterson throws in. It was a great combination: Great book; fabulous narration!
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
Good story, and good characters, keeps moving forward. The narrator has a good voice for the male characters but not the female ones. kinda hard to differentiate between the two sometimes. But all in all easy to listen to. I'm moving on to book 2
love grabbing a book that has me racing to the last page
thought the book and it's content were all great, but I feel like there were several items, issues, plots, scenes and scenarios that felt rushed or incomplete
While this is my first read in this series, I look forward to the next books. Altho this was a little slow, I can see how this neat premise can (hopefully) become an interesting series of good reads. I thought his previous books were getting a little same old, same old.
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