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)
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
The story line is a bit confusing at first because of the introduction of so many characters, but it doesn't take long to catch on and straighten them all out in your head. The book has several different subplots going on at once - which keeps things moving. I am sensing there will be a sequel and I will definitely buy it.
I really the pairing of James Patterson and Maxine Paetro on The Women's Murder Club, so I thought I would try this one. I enjoyed it. I've bought the 2nd book, but haven't listened to it yet. Maxine Paetro is not the co-author on this one and there is a different narrator, so we shall see.
I am new to this series. I have read the first book in the series and listened to the second one and so far and am absolutely captivated. I am looking forward to reading/listening to more.
As in any audio book the sounds and inferences bring out the true feelings and sensations. But in reading a book you can use your own imagination in how everything looks and feels which can be anything you want.
I sure could have..but I try to spread it out because it adds to the intrigue
looking forward to reading and/or listening to more on this series.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Yes, because it had everything you could want in a book.
The detail in this story made it believable.
I had to laugh at this story.
yes but i prefer to continue on
his voice is just perfect!
makes me want to finish right away
former nuclear scientist
It's got what you expect from a Patterson novel: action, fast pace, a tortured (former military) hero named Jack, titillating mysteries/side stories, and murder. It's really not special, really not terrible. Well, not terrible in a bad way.
Love to read and listen to books. I prefer detective stories, but also read some sci fi.
This book kept you wondering what would be next. This is a better Patterson book than some of the other Privates. Patterson could play off of the brother in another book with an adversarial plot and then perhaps a coming together of the brothers, or not. I would like to see more of both brothers though.
I liked when the brother shared two secrets with the main character. What a twist. Dad was very manipulative to both kids and neither one saw it coming.
I appreciated the rivalry because as siblings most of us have dealt with that and sometimes even into adulthood. One sibling trying to help the other grown up. Will one actually try to kill the other or will they have a meeting of the minds. Who knows? Come on Mr. Patterson do one more on this plot. Imagine what would happen with a security company and a private investigative service.
This was my first Private book and I enjoyed the characters and the plots. This takes me out of the police department world of Michael Bennett and the Women's Murder Club and into the private detective world. Enjoyed and will be following this series as well.
As A 15 yr audible listener I have yet to write a bad review but this storyline was not well thought out and unrealistic. Narrator tried to do a good job with what he was given but story line had no depth at all.
All no character depth
Peter did a great job with the characters
When they caught the ' bad guys '.
The 112 chapters give the story a somewhat choppy pace. The plot does move but I think 112 interruptions is unnecessary.
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