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Publisher's Summary

The police can't help you....

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

The press will destroy you....

Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer.

Only one place to turn: Private....

But Jack doesn't have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, Private is James Patterson's sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose." (People)

"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Meaghan Bynum 07-01-10 Member Since 2015
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    "private"

    I'm a big James Patterson fan so of course I buy almost every book he has put out. What I like about his books is they're fast-paced and they keep my attention. This book, Private, is no exception.
    I do recognize that some may not like this book. I call James Patterson's books, especially these, the womens murder club, the Binnett series, etc. "Pop Cop" books. If you are looking for a book that has lots of mystery and you really have to think hard to figure out who killed who, this may not be the book for you. However, if you are like me and enjoy a fast-paced and very suspenseful read, I think you will like this book.
    I want to make one final comment about the narator. He was good. I felt that he did the voices very well.
    In short, I liked this book, but I do recognize that some will not. I think it's worth the five stars and the one credit.

    117 of 134 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 06-01-14
    Farrell 06-01-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Fragmented"

    OK I guess. The book jumps between too many cases, as if the author had a bunch of ideas and couldn't decide which to write about.

    46 of 60 people found this review helpful
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    olivia 09-03-10
    olivia 09-03-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Twists at every corner."

    Patterson ends almost every chapter with a hook making you want to listen just a little bit more. Fast paced. Awesome. I usually do not care for joint author efforts, but I am a huge James Patterson fan. This was the first one of his co-written books I have read. He and Maxine Paetro make a good writing team. I will definitely read another by the two of them.

    34 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    speck Twin Cities 03-22-16
    speck Twin Cities 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Tedious"
    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to 10-12 audio books now, and this was the most difficult to get through without giving up on it. Very standard story, cliched throughout, full of eye-rolling machismo. Not very suspenseful. Narrator did a decent job except for the leprechaun voice (which was intended to be an Irish female love interest). Some books really do a good job of drawing you in. This one failed miserably at that.

    47 of 53 people found this review helpful
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    Dave L 08-23-10
    Dave L 08-23-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Typical Patterson"

    If you like Patterson Books (fast paced; short chapters), you'll like this one.The narration fits in very well with the story line.

    21 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 07-04-10
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 07-04-10
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    "Not up to the Hype"

    I like Patterson and (think) I have read all his books. This was a good time passer and was enjoyable but don't think it is up to all the hype. I'm sure I'll continue to read the other books he comes out with in this new series. If you like very light, fast paced, I know what's going to happen next, books you'll like this and is worth the download and credit. I wish Audible let us give 1/2 stars as I would have given it 3 1/2, not 4 stars.

    36 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Pyritz Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-13-17
    Nathan Pyritz Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Lazy."

    After setting up 3 intertwining plots - which could have made a fun & interesting thriller- the authors chose to jump right to the end and wrap up each one immediately. I guess with a name like James Patterson, there's no need to bother with the middle of the story - where the plot and characters are developed, where mystery and suspense can be artfully built on a good setup. Not here. The conclusion is arrived at quickly, followed by an epilogue that is - I assume - meant to pull readers into the series of hastily written underdeveloped novellas that follow this one.

    39 of 43 people found this review helpful
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    Johnny Wilde Wall, TX, United States 03-07-15
    Johnny Wilde Wall, TX, United States 03-07-15 Member Since 2013

    Johnny Wilde

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    "Not really for me"

    Not really for me. I like the Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch series a lot better.I might give James Patterson another try on a different series.

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    mdpack 11-11-16
    mdpack 11-11-16
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    "Average detective sorry with 3 sub plots"

    Hopeful that this would be as good as Patterson's work on the young adult treasure series I got this book. What it lacks is a bit of character development for someone other than Jack. There's unnecessary vulgarity and smut in a work that could have been much more.

    23 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnett 08-14-10
    Lynnett 08-14-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Jack Morgan is The Man"

    Private presents a great character in Jack Morgan in the long line of defective detectives that we, the readers of murder mysteries have had the opportunity to glimpse inside their lives. The multiple directions and plot lines make for an extremely enjoyable and quick read. The story never gets bogged down and avoids the trappings of twists or turns that don't make sense. just to try to keep the readr off balance.

    This work represents another solid winner for James Patterson, and warrants a thimbs-up for the collaboration with Maxine Paetro.

    24 of 33 people found this review helpful

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