Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Published by Little, Brown and Company
At the request of The Hachette Book Group, a HC was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis (from book’s jacket): 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 use 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 multimillion-dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of thirteen 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, Jack has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans.
My Thoughts and Opinion: Here I sit wondering what can I say about this book and only 3 words come to mind: Pure James Patterson!!! I have been a big fan of Mr. Patterson’s books for years and have not yet read one that I didn’t like. It contained all the elements that the author does best. Short chapters for that “read just one more chapter moment” and you find yourself 10 chapters forward. Pulls you in with the first page and doesn’t let you go until the very last page. Nonstop action whereas it is a “page turner” and a “can’t put down type of book”. Twists and turns you don’t see coming. The main character, Jack Morgan, was believable and likeable and am hoping that there will be future books related to this character.
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me, in exchange for my honest review. No items that I receive are ever sold…they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.