Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds - especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides - and then he teaches them how to kill.
Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin - and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before. Private Vegas brings James Patterson's Private series to a sensational new level.
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No. I felt the storyline lacked substance and imagination. I've heard all these stories before. Not familiar with Maxine Paetro so I can't comment of that.. I really enjoyed the first Private book and was expecting great things from this one. Two men from a foreign country that kill and rape women, but get diplomatic immunity; an employee of Private that is tried for murdering an old girl friend, and then there is the continuing dysfunctional relationship between the twin brothers. I find it difficult to believe that twin brothers could really cause the other so much pain.
Not this time. Same reasons as stated above.
Snyder did a good job with what he had to wok with. His attempt to make the book more mellow dramatic than it was did not succeed.
Absolutely not. Only a part of the story actually took place in Las Vegas and there wasn't much left at the end of the book to work with.
The novel lacked feeling and sensitivity and the characters seemed shallow and forced. I was on a lengthy road trip and it served it's purpose. It kept my mind off the long stretches of open roads.
Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.
I love this concept BUT.... This was my 4th listen in the Private series.... and will likely be my last. I love the concept of the exclusive high-end celebrity security firm and Book One delivered but not the past three. This one has nothing to do with Las Vegas.
Do Patterson / Paetro churn these out over a long week-end? I'll stick w/ Michael Bennett and the Murder Club.
Worst James Patterson book I have ever read. This turned me off the entire "Private" series. Not only that but for some stupid reason 95% of the book takes pace in LA but the title of the book is "Private Las Vegas"
love this character and his entourage. makes you want to keep reading. hope his twin gets what's coming some day
Not nearly as good as the other Private books
Absolutely! Rest of the series is good
The sub-plots weren't exciting or carry the normal impact!
No. Much better choices!
The conflict between the twins should be a sub plot, not the main plot! It is not what got me hooked on the series! If this was your first Private audio book, it probably would be your last!
I am not so sure. J.P. hyped up this book on T.V. so much, I should have taken the message that it would be below par.
Have the book be about Las Vegas instead of 4/5ths of the book be in Las Angeles. There was nothing "Private",and more certainly: even less written about Vegas. I even thought this was a different book altogether,
The main character: the detective or private eye.
Probably the entire book, or ELSE RENAME THE BOOK!
James Patterson comes on T.V. at least 5x a day trying to look like Al Capone, but ends up looking like (I am sorry, Truman) Truman Capote, trying to make the book so tantalizing and intriguing. So much so, that adrenelin starts pumping until you have to have the book. You buy it, listen and ask yourself if you got a bad copy. There was very little about Las Vegas at all. Just a couple of perverted psychos. Was I ever livid when I was done listening to one of the worse books I have ever read or listened to.
The title has no connection to the content of the book. The bulk of the story takes place in LA. Less than a third is set in Vegas or even focused on the Vegas located characters. There was little actual investigation or mystery. The focal bad guys of this book (who were in Beverly Hills NOT Las Vegas) weren't ultimately stopped by Private. There characters were interesting but their story lacked a satisfying resolution. Jack proved to be the worst boss ever by sending a novice investigator to work undercover with ZERO back up. The bulk of the story wasn't driven by Private employees.
In addition to the issues with the plot the ending was very abrupt. I initially thought my file had been truncated. But then the sample chapter from NYPD Red started playing so I figured that must have been the end. As a book ending this was ultimately unsatisfying. But it held my attention on my commute.
I really enjoyed Private LA, Private Games, Private Berlin and Private Down Under so I may not drop the series altogether but I don't think I'll bother with any of the LA based books again.
All of them......none of them make any sense
Years ago Patterson was pretty good.......think they are written in a day now. I have no idea what this book is about, painful trying to finish
I found this book to be made up of several simplistic sub-plots padded with an overdose of background on the characters & their relationships. I would much prefer one main, meaty plot. That said it was ok.
Can't believe I went Through sooooo many Chapters to have the worse ending of any book I can recall ever.
Sorry I spent all the time with this Book.
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