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)
This was recommended to me by mom. And I totally loved it. Now on to book two. Very good. I recommend
The pace was forward and not caught in neutral like some books. Loved listening to it. Good performance. Worth the money.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
I would change the way it jumps around. I'd just start following a thread and it would change to another (often totally NEW thread!) I've read a LOT of James Patterson (about 90% of Alex Cross, plus some others) & realize he works with a lot of other writers. I don't think I'd want another with this particular author.
I had the feeling while reading this that I missed something, that maybe this was part of a series & other books in the series would help it make sense & just looked it up & it IS part of a series. But apparently this is the first one published in the series. That makes it even worse.
No, just from any other books in this series & any other books co-written by Maxine Paetro.
I guess. I didn't pay much attention to the narration. I was too busy trying to keep plots/characters straight.
Not really. I was quite disappointed. And when Jack got the call that Colleen was in the hospital and didn't immediately suspect why, my estimation of his detective ability took a nosedive.
TOO MANY PLOTS: 1) Friend's wife's murder; 2) NFL case 3) schoolgirl murders 4) the voice calling him & saying, "You're dead" 5) what really happened in the military that is haunting Jack's nightmares & that he can't remember 6) his brother's gambling debt 7) Moreover: what the heck was the point of the jail visit to his father??? 8) Didn't even take this case about two couples who want to switch spouses but woman shows up at the end beat up & wants them to take the case...
Although the subplots were less elaborate than I had desired, I purchased the paperback sequel the very next day. I am intrigued by this Jack Morgan character and his many demons and rule bending associates.
Four separate cases Private are investigating, lots of drama and action. I enjoyed the book kept me gripped right up to the end, narrator did a great job.
No. It's a good book, but there are other books I want to read.
No, but it was decent enough.
Don't have one.
In a world . . .
The first in the Private collection is worth the effort. I will be looking for the next book. Pretty standard fare for the genre but that was what I wanted.
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