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Sara's Review: Private (Private #1) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro


NARRATOR: Peter Hermann RELEASED: June 28, 2010 GENRE: Mystery, thriller, & suspense LENGTH: 7 hours and 3 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible


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. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

This is the first book I have ever read from Patterson. Being given the audiobook for free moved it up on my TBR list. Because this wouldn’t have caught my attention otherwise. The story centers around Jack Morgan and his private investigation firm and his fellow investigators. Jack is a marine veteran who has baggage from his time in the war. Yet he is good at his job and has made Private a world-renowned investigation firm that helps celebrities to politicians to everyone in between. In this story, we are introduced to Private and their inner workings and investigators and they try to solve three cases. A serial killer case, an NFL cheating case, and a murder. Jack gets pulled in multiple directions, with his professional and private life. The story is fast paced and keeps you interested. Peter Hermann was an excellent narrator and I will look for more from him. Again I haven’t read any of Patterson other work so I can’t compare but I was entertained. I am giving Private 4 Boundless Stars.

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