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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 sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2010
ISBN: 9780316172202
Characteristics: 464 p
Additional Contributors: Patterson, James 1947-


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GypsyGirl Jul 21, 2010

Started off like a cracker, held my interest for the first few chapters then slowed. Too many different plots and not enough substance to make it worth reading. Mediocre at best.

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Apr 09, 2021

Excellent continuation of Patterson's Private series,on of his most endearing !!!

Jul 09, 2020

Man I flew through this book - made the mistake of picking it up late and night, was up past 2am. A real page turner. This was my first Patterson novel, it won't be my last! I could have done without the soft-core porn (example: we kissed, it was the kind of kiss that got you hard in five seconds) that shows up a few times. A few of the plots were totally see-through in my opinion (who killed so-and-so and why I guessed before Patterson even started addressing it), and I think the cat and mouse with the Schoolgirl killings could have been much more interesting and the resolution involved a lot more of the evolution/revealing of motives for the killings could have been a much more explored part of the novel - it almost felt like they tried to include too many cases Private Investigations was looking into... but at the same time, that helped you feel the constant pressure these investigators were under. Overall, I was done way sooner than I thought I would be because every time I picked it up, I spent way more time than I had to keep reading - couldn't help myself.

Jan 16, 2020

Another page turner by Patterson. Easy and fast read.

Aug 11, 2019

This is the first book I have read in this series. A company that is employed by ex cops, marines and other highly qualified people and is run and owned by Jack Morgan has their work cut out for them when Jack is accused of murder. This is a page turner from beginning to end. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Jun 20, 2019

Enjoyed reading about a new enterprise of the Private security group and learning about South Africa a little bit.

Nov 08, 2018

Another great book!

Oct 06, 2018

This was a great book! If you want to read more of this authors books, you can start this series! Worthy of Patterson's readers! 5 stars!

Mar 30, 2017

Good read cant wait to read the whole series

Feb 28, 2017

Since this is the first book in the Private series it mostly focuses on the characters while Private solves 3 cases. It's a good read, I just wish that instead of following three cases and quickly solving them at the end, that they would have concentrated on 1 or 2.

Jan 03, 2017

This is the first in this series by the "Patterson Book Factory ", and I enjoyed it enough to want to read the second in the series at some point. The development of the various characters, and their relationships with one another is as much at the center of this story, as is catching the bad guy. Overall, a good easy read.

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Jul 09, 2020

Violence: A lot of violence. hand-to-hand combat, shootings, murder described in clear detail.

Jul 09, 2020

Sexual Content: a number of soft-core porn descriptions. references to Kissing, getting hard, entering her, etc.

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Jul 09, 2020

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