Private Summary

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.

Book Reviews


Too much going on…3 star

Good novel, just too many stories to keep track of all the characters35


Love James Patterson5 star

I have read all the women’s murder club which I love except the new one I need to read that and was looking for something similar! Still haven’t found it, but came upon this book private and thought it sounded good and also done by Maxine Paetro also women’s murder club and was happy to find this book Is also enjoyable! So going to read the next one!55


Loved5 star

What a fun book. It kept me on the edge of my seat guessing.55


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Private4 star

4/5 stars Hal R45


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Private3 star

A good enough story, but some parts made my head ache. Like “...what sounded like a shower of razor blades...” And we all know what those sound like, right? Or this head scratcher “She moved her hips demurely.” So-so.35


Entertaining but Predictable3 star

All the women are beautiful and tigers in the sack. All the men are brilliant mode/jock types. Lacks touch with reality, but a fun quick read.35


Fun3 star



Private4 star

Fast paced thriller with very little attention given to characters45

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