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Publisher's Summary

Unsolvable cases

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

Impossible murders

When his former lover is found murdered in Jack Morgan's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties.

The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan

While Jack is fighting for his life, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realizes he is confronting the cleverest and most powerful enemies ever. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, Private: #1 Suspect is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2011 Hachette

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Great Listen

If you could sum up Private: #1 Suspect in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Edge of your Seat

Who was your favorite character and why?

What about Scott Shepherd’s performance did you like?

great characters and inflection

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES !!!!!!

Any additional comments?

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Private is worth a listen

If you could sum up Private: #1 Suspect in three words, what would they be?

Good story with a few problems.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was wondering what in the heck happened to Morgan's girlfriend. There were things mentioned that happened before Morgan and she reunited, and it was left hanging. Maybe it will be addressed in a later book.

What about Scott Shepherd’s performance did you like?

He does a good job varying the voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

I'll keep listening to the Morgan books, but I'm a little displeased that the Private series seems to be all over the place.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Denis
  • Saint-Albert, Québec
  • 04-02-12

Excellent ... I love the inter-personnal relation

If you could sum up Private: #1 Suspect in three words, what would they be?

Easy 'reading' ! Good suspence !

What other book might you compare Private: #1 Suspect to and why?

I would like to compare the style to Perry O'Shaunessy books.

What about Scott Shepherd’s performance did you like?

Scott gives a good performance, easy to listen.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I do not think it is material for a film.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Cary
  • Little Rock, AR, United States
  • 01-26-12

Private is back

Outstanding book..........can't wait for the next one. Maybe they will visit one of thier overseas
branches

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Best series since the Womens Murder Club.

I love the series. I cannot wait until the next one. It has outstanding story lines and unique characters. Never a dull moment. Must read!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • Montgomery Village, MD, United States
  • 01-14-12

PRIVATE should be PUBLIC!

PRIVATE by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is a wonderful, engaging book. Scott Shepherd is a top-notch narrator!

12 of 16 people found this review helpful

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private book 2

very good second book!! keeps you coming back! I'm getting book 3 now :) the narrator is great, and James Patterson doesn't disappoint, characters are interesting, and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what was gonna happen. I am looking forward to book 3

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic crime thriller will have you hooked

I tried this book out, honestly, because I got it for free during an Audible promotion. I had the free time so I began listening to it, right away. I mostly listened during my morning and afternoon commutes and quickly became hooked. I found myself taking just a little longer to get home, even sitting in my driveway so that I could listen just a little more. By the end, I knew I was going to get the rest of the series.

The story is rich and engrossing. The characters are well developed. Even the environment and mood painted by the author is palpable. The orator makes a fantastic performance. He delivers the story in a way that makes it easy to get lost in the story. His voices for each character are unique and believable. I didn’t find the orator distracting or annoying in any way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not nearly as good as the first book in the series.

The storyline was ok, but I didn't like the performance at all! His voice was weak and shaky at times. I didn't care for the different character voices either. I don't know if I'm going to purchase another book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good story, Bad narrating

I liked the story a lot. This is a great series. However, Scott Shepherd was very hard to listen to. I listened to the first "Private" book and that was well read. I considered returning this book because it was hard to listen to. All in all, if you get past the narrating it was a good book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful