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Publisher's Summary

Even for Private Investigations, the world's top detective agency, it's tough to find a man who doesn't exist....

Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find.

Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished, too.

And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost" while others just as ruthlessly want him found.

Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer - a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim's door....

©2016 James Patterson and Kathryn Fox (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Narration was hard to listen to

The story was okay. The narration was very difficult to listen to. The voices - he did all of them and he didn't do a good job. I didn't really care for it and It took away from the story.

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  • BobZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • 10-27-16

good read

excellent story except for a rather abrupt and somewhat weak wrap up that left a feeling of incompleteness.

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  • SEW
  • Mizzou
  • 10-26-16

disappointed

Not up to the standard set by previous Private books. So sorry to think I can't look forward to next in series.

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  • USA Buyer
  • COLDWATER, MI, United States
  • 10-19-16

Horrible Narrator

This is a very weak and poorly written and read story! There is no flow to the story! The narrator is less than desirable! The Private Series is great but this does not measure up to that high standard!

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Unimpressed

Story predictable, boring typical of Patterson's more recent publications. Publishing for $$ reasons not good read.

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Good Story

Private is my favorite series by Patterson. This did not disappoint. It is worth every minute.

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love the accent of the reader a great series!

as always a great James Patterson book series private and book the read34 has an awesom

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Disappointed

Not his usual style. Something amiss. Not easy to follow. Characters were fuzzy Story choppy

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Did he ever exist?

In this book Jack has delegated a high-profile case to Craig Gisto, one of his employees at Private Sydney. The CEO has gone missing, when the team starts to investigate is disappearance they find that not only is the CEO missing but every trace of his existence is starting to disappear as well. So now it is a race to find who else is after the CEO, and why. At the same time another case has caught them off guard and may destroy the Sydney office. A couple’s request from Sydney for a background check has turned into a case of murder and kidnapping which the police is saying Private is as fault. Will Craig be-able to solve these cases and keep himself together all while dealing with his own personal issues?

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Couldn’t read

Not sure why but I found this book impossible to listen to, couldn’t care about the characters.