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Publisher's Summary

The next explosive book in James Patterson's number-one best-selling Private series!

For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private - the world's most exclusive detective agency - saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked.

Dan Carter drawn on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking....

Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the one thing they don't have is the one thing they need--time.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette

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I fell in love with the character.

Rupert Degas should narrate all of Pattersons books.
I'm never disappointed with a book from J Patterson
I really like this Private series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • Huntersville, New Caledonia
  • 01-15-13

Great listen overall, I recommend it

Great plot, interesting characters. The narrator is engaging, except when he tries to perform female characters, which is almost comical. Fortunately, the majority of the story revolved around male characters, so I was able to overlook it, but I would find it distracting if there was more dialogue by female characters.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Love the Private series!

Great mystery! Can't go wrong with Patterson and the Private series is exciting to read. I hope the next one has more of Jack in it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great follow up to the last London book

Where does Private London rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorites this year. Great story, the narrator did the accents perfectly. Very good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Private London?

I liked the twists and turns.

What does Rupert Degas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does a wonderful job with the accents, both the UK and the US.

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

no

Any additional comments?

More Private and Private London please!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Book

What made the experience of listening to Private London the most enjoyable?

Private is a great series and I have enjoyed the series including Private London

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was a good plot

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Suspense and Intrigue in True Patterson Style

I'm a huge James Patterson fan as much as I love my romance novels. PRIVATE is yet another great series in Patterson's repertoire. This series usually has multiple plot lines and this installment of private weaves quite the interesting story. I was pretty stumped throughout so if you want a good "whodunnit" this is it! There are several layers of characters and twists and turns so be ready to pay attention and you wont be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Melinda
  • Santa Ynez, CA, United States
  • 05-08-13

Will We Ever Get Just James Patterson Again?

I would love to see Mr. Patterson write a novel on his own. His would be clones just don't have his magic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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yawn

This was predictableI, I usually enjoy James Patterson's books but this wasn't one of them

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • CMD
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 12-24-12

Not one of their best work

Would you consider the audio edition of Private London to be better than the print version?

Didn't read print version

What did you like best about this story?

The strength of the women in the story

Have you listened to any of Rupert Degas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, good as usual

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

Seeds of London

Any additional comments?

The twist in story was best part.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Life time of abduction

So far I must say this book is my favorite book out of this series, just the suspense alone from the beginning of the book will have you hooked and you have to listen to the whole book in one sitting. This book was soo good I listened to it twice because I knew there were different little clues I had missed the first time when I listened to it. I really like the Rupert Degas reading these books, the way he changes the tone and his voice, he makes this book even better, you can close your eyes listen to him read and get a good visual of what the character looks like and their actions at the time he is reading. Each story has different characters from the last story but Jack Morgan remains the same in each story since he owns Private worldwide. In this book one female's life has been filled with Jack Morgan, it all started when she was younger and Jack saved her from the people who abducted her and her mother, unfortunately Jack was not quick enough to save her mother, years later as the young lady has grown up now she is encountered again with the same situation being abducted.. Jack races against time to save her once again from her abductors.