SERIES #: Private #1
CHARACTERS: Jack Morgan
AUTHOR: James Patterson
NARRATOR: Peter Hermann
RUN TIME: 7 Hours & 3 Minutes
PUBLICATION DATE: July 28, 2010
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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’s sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.
Private is a private investigation service that deals with high end famous people and secrets. Private is owned by Jack Morgan and ex-Marine who is waging his own wars while trying to fight off everyone else’s demons. Jack finds himself and his team with three major cases to solve. One involving one of his best friends, one involving his uncle and one case that has been dragging on for over two years. Jack also has to deal with this evil twin.
There was a lot going on in this story! Not only do we have 3 crimes to solve with have Jack’s brother throwing shade the whole book and then there is Jack’s love life. So a lot going on. But I thought that Mr. Patterson did a good job of balancing each storyline while keeping us wondering until the end.
Peter Hermann does a good job narrating this book. I am not completely wild about his female voices but overall it was good.
This is my first James Patterson book. I know, I know!! I have been living under a rock. But never fear!! I really enjoyed Private and I plan on listening to the next book in this series.
I purchased a copy of this book from Audible.com in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.