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 purchased this book because it was on sale and I thought "if I don't like it, no big deal" but, to my surprise it was a very good book. The flow was consistent the characters were believable and although there were several characters I was only confused once, lol.
That's the good points, however, I was a bit disappointed by the relationship the main character had with his twin and I wanted some back story on the father.
As far as the narrator, I think this is my first time hearing him narrate and he did a wonderful job at putting in the story making you feel each emotion. Over all, I'm glad I purchased the book.
this isn't quite the same kind of story as Alex Cross or Womens murder club. Almost a gumshoe novel with elements of mercenary mixed in. I'm not sure if I like it or not, honestly. However I think there was a little TOO much going on in one book where I'm trying to get a feel for the main characters and remember all their names. It got a little confusing remembering who us who and which case they were talking about at any given time.
Easy read, descent story, I don't particularly care too much about the narrator, he makes main character talk with nasal voice. It was an ok book in its category.
I bought this book in tandem with Red NYC and previously had never gotten around to either reading or listening to a Patterson book. So after Red (which I considered very weak) my expectation was that Private would be 'Adios Patterson!' time, particularly since discovering the Jack Reacher series that has such depth and breadth. But oh surprise! Patterson comes thru with a highly entertaining and layered story that in one hand you can't wait for the entire discovery and on the other you don't want to end...
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