Book Review: Private by: James Patterson & Maxine Paetro


Little, Brown and Company

Publish Date:
June 28, 2010

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The police can't help you

Former CIA agent 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 sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.

Review: Jack Morgan is the owner of the prestigious investigative firm, Private, which is caught up in three separate cases – a serial killer, the murder of his best friend’s wife, and NFL game fixing. Jack employs the best in their field of expertise to work at Private and he’ll need them all to get through the storm to come.

Along with his busy caseload, Jack is struggling with his twin brother - who is a borderline psychopath and compulsive gambler in deep with the mob.

Jack Morgan and his team are a cast of complex and interesting characters. I enjoyed the chase as the employees of Private raced against time to discover the truth behind each case. I felt like there were enough twists and turns to make the story exciting. I like most of James Patterson’s novels and this was no exception. I think this was a well-written novel and a great way to spend an afternoon – deep in the world of Jack Morgan and “Private”.

Series: Private (1), Private: #1 Suspect (2)


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