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Private Audiobook

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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    suzi motooka WOODLAND, CA United States 02-21-15
    suzi motooka WOODLAND, CA United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic as expected"

    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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    Troy Abilene, TX, United States 02-20-15
    Troy Abilene, TX, United States 02-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    The pace was forward and not caught in neutral like some books. Loved listening to it. Good performance. Worth the money.

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    Donna Hultman 02-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Lots of action..."

    Loved the three stories / plots going on at the same time. Liked the characters nice collaboration by the authors Fun read

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    Robin Lin Hodgskin 02-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting"

    Great book with terrific character development. The twists and turns of the plot made me want to listen non-stop. Can't wait to start the next one.

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    Alcadia a Bailey 02-07-15
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    " LIFE Goes ON"

    I truly enjoy Patterson's books. They. Are exciting and make you sick. I will read all the series of private detective services

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    Voracious Reader NY 01-22-15
    Voracious Reader NY 01-22-15 Member Since 2012

    Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.

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    "Too Many Plots"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Has Private turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just from any other books in this series & any other books co-written by Maxine Paetro.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I guess. I didn't pay much attention to the narration. I was too busy trying to keep plots/characters straight.


    Was Private worth the listening time?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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...

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    Amazon Customer 01-08-15
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    "Needed some elaboration on side plots. Enjoyed it."

    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.

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    Chris United States 06-12-14
    Chris United States 06-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 04-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth the Read"
    Would you listen to Private again? Why?

    No. It's a good book, but there are other books I want to read.


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

    No, but it was decent enough.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't have one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    In a world . . .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betty 03-27-14
    Betty 03-27-14
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    "Enjoyable and a little predictable"
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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