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Private | [James Patterson, Maxine Paetro]

Private

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Colleen mccook, NE, United States 01-08-13
    Colleen mccook, NE, United States 01-08-13
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    "Great story!"

    Well written story like always! James Patterson never fails to have a great story.

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    Maribel 12-06-12
    Maribel 12-06-12
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    "James Patterson never lets you down."
    What did you love best about Private?

    The twist and turns of the story.


    Would you recommend Private to your friends? Why or why not?

    Absolutely


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the different things happening at the same time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Port Barre, LA, United States 12-01-12
    Cynthia Port Barre, LA, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Avid Listener"
    Where does Private rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Private?

    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.


    What about Peter Hermann’s performance did you like?

    His diction, inflections, and overall performance makes for pleasant listening


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erika 11-25-12
    Erika 11-25-12

    I like Biblical Fiction, mysteries and action and adventure books

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    "Great Beginning"

    I love James Patterson and this book was no disappointment. I've read other "Private" novels so it was nice to go back and read the beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 10-10-12
    Teresa 10-10-12 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "From start to finish, I loved it!"
    Where does Private rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Private?

    Jack's involvement with Noccia family.


    What about Peter Hermann’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed his narration. I was able to picture the characters. I am sorry to see he is not narrating the series.


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

    Jack being a brother!!


    Any additional comments?

    Very exciting series! You will not be disappointed. James Patterson does it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lois 09-29-12
    Lois 09-29-12
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    "Holds your interest."
    Would you listen to Private again? Why?

    Yes it was entertaining and fun to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen on my ride across the country. Kept me guessing up until the end. I liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Mobile, AL, United States 08-18-12
    Leslie Mobile, AL, United States 08-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed but forgetable"

    Enjoyed while I was listening. Drawn in but since completing the story it is somewhat forgetable and overshadowed by others.

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    Larry United States 08-09-12
    Larry United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    Where does Private rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best but kept me interested to the end. A little predictable but not boring. Had a good base line


    What did you like best about this story?

    Connected Police Military and private sector. A great idea but it would never really happen


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

    My first but i like him


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

    Not Really


    Any additional comments?

    Working on book 2 now

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    Debbie 07-30-12
    Debbie 07-30-12
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    "Gotta love Private"
    Where does Private rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is such that you can't help but feel part of the story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was perfect as only James can do.


    What does Peter Hermann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Peter Hermann read the book with feeling and emotion to bring each chapter into your life.


    Any additional comments?

    Perfect set. Well done James.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 07-30-12
    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Entertainment"

    I really enjoyed this book. It is another good one from James Patterson, et al. The story line had 3 different murders working at the same time and they each had their drama and nail biting suspense. The author brings them all together ..... each with different outcomes. I love the Private cast of characters and have already downloaded the next 2 books in the sequence. I totally enjoyed listening to this book.

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