The world's most exclusive detective agency opens a new office - in Australia!
With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors.
Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.
Within days the agency's caseload is full. But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the Deputy Commissioner of NSW Police, isn't the killer's first victim - and as the bodies mount up she's clearly not the last.
©2014 James Patterson (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Praise for the Private series!"Jack Morgan is a great protagonist...Bring on even more Private." - TheMysteryReader.com on Private"A thrill-a-minute, plot-driven story full of twists and turns...an addictive read from first page to last." - BookReporter.com on Private Games"[A] classy thriller...clips along with twists and turns that come at you from all angles...The talented writing team has scorched the road of suspense and set it on fire." - NightsandWeekends.com on Private: #1 Suspect
Weak characters. Story consists of 3 plots that are not linked together. I wish the serial killer line has been more developed. The kidnapping angle was pathetic. Strong accent of narrator disturbed me a lot, but at least I improved my English listening skills..
not as good as the others in the series.
no. would recommend the other books in the series.
all of it
get out another book and put this one away
I have read Private London and Berlin before this. Down Under was more of the same except I found the plot too predictable. The level of violence is unnecessary gore.
I did enjoy the narrator and the Australian accent gave the story authenticity IMO.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
Weak story line, seems the writer lost his integrity. No mystery no thrills and insults the reader with a weak ending.james was good many moons ago but sold out at that time too
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
Patterson book have been a guilty pleasure for a while for me, and I really like the "Private" series. This one measures up really well with the rest of the books. Good story, likeable characters. I enjoyed this book.
The language in this book was very bad and distracted from what might have been a descent story. I liked the major characters except for their lack of vocabulary.
Clean up the language! Maybe not quite so graphic about the violence.
This book just isn't interesting. The two stories are both boring and you sort of get them confused bc you tend not to care. Neither grabs you. I feel like James Patterson didn't contribute.
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
In this story the narrator is fantastic! I loved listening to him,. The Private goes down under and starts up another office in Australia , The reason why I gave the story 4 stars is just because it has a lot of characters . I like multiple characters in a story, but not so many different names I loose count and my total understanding of it. But other than that, it is a good book, and a good addition to the Jack Morgan Private series.
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