Paris is burning - and only Private's Jack Morgan can put out the fire.
When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer.
Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag. As religious and ethnic tensions simmer in the City of Lights, only Jack and his Private team can connect the dots before the smoldering powder keg explodes.
©2016 James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (P)2016 Hachette Audio
I didn't purchase this book thinking it was fine literature. I bought this book for the same reason I sometimes hangout in drugstores and buy cheap makeup...its a mindless way to spend time and enjoy myself. I would say 'mission accomplished' except that I had to force myself to finish this, while trying not to gag over the performance!
Unlike other reviewers, I actually loved Mark Sullivan's French accents! And not a little because when he spoke in female voices, or foreign voices he spoke like a normal human being. When the performance called for an english speaking male or ESPECIALLY when it turned to describing the thoughts of Major Sauvage...Mr. Sullivan turned on this nauseating, cheesy 'movie trailer' voice! You know the one...breathy, raspy growl stretched out at the end of every sentence. At first I thought, "They're kidding, right? Maybe this is going to turn out to be a soap opera on the television?" No, not kidding.
And there were moments where some added, cheesy background music just made it SO difficult to enjoy.
I almost returned it several times.
Fragmented story line.....who, where, what too complicated to figure out.....no continuity....the french accent at times difficult to understand.....waste of a credit
Characters were undeveloped, didn't really care what happened to them--descriptors didn't tie me in or allow me to "see" actually sending it back, which I never do!
This audible book was very good! Not as many mini stories going on at the same time though. I loved the setting - Paris, and the main characters, and the storyline. However, at times I forgot where I was in the story.. So maybe a bit difficult to follow then some of his previous "Private" series. On the whole, a good listen.
Love James Patterson but I only listened to this book all the way to the end is because I bought it. The narrarater used the same inflection for every sentence. Annoying. the accents were also difficult to listen too. The story was not your average Patterson book. it was boring
I will admit that this book was a little difficult for me to get into it first. but suddenly I was hooked. I would arrive at my destination and sit in the car because I didn't want to stop listening!
I am a fan of the Private series. As usual the plot took a twist that made me rethink everything in the story. Personally I had some trouble keeping up with the characters but that is on me, not the authors. My opinion is that this book is worth your time and money. I will be watching for the next Private adventure.
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