Private Down Under (Private #7)
With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors . . .
Craig Gisto and his newly formed te...more
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I loved Private London, Berlin and L.A so much that the Private series was among my favorite crime series of all time. I still consider it as one of my favorites, but this book was just boring. Not o ...more
For the first time ever, I read other reviews to check that I wasn't being ridiculous. BUT if you are using a location as your ONLY new angle on the same old, same old please try get the location right. As many of my fellow Aussies have commented - seventy degrees in Sydney is just a very embarrassing (for you and your editor) editing issue. Today was a record breaking 44 degrees in Sydney - because we use Celsius. And cell phones, and kilometres, and Australian Ido ...more
But soon, Private Sydney’s boss Craig Gisto, has more to investigate: a ...more
A word to the wise…you just may want to skip this review…
BUT, before you do, I have discovered that there's another Private book set in Australia titled Private Down Under, published in 2013, a year after Private Oz. From what I can see they are the same book. NAUGHTY!
Now, where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself?
I started reading this book as soon as I finished “Private” and what a huge difference and disappointment. It’s easy to see that the two books had different co-authors. “Pri ...more
Private has opened an office in Sydney, Australia lead by Craig Gisto. Right away there have 3 cases to solve:
1. A very rich business man's son was kidnapped and killed by a gang.
2. Women in an exclusive neighbourhood are being targeted and killed.
3. A rock star is convinced that his manager is going to kill him.
Story line number 2 was by far the most exciting. However, I didn't like that the killer was revealed pretty early on. The motive was interest ...more
This is the first of the Private series of books that I have read; you don't need to have read any of the previous ones to read this one although a couple of characters from prior books do get a mention here and there.
Living in Sydney it was a bit of a Novelty at first to read a book set in Sydney but after a while it felt like the Author was ...more
An Asian man is gruesomely murdered with links to a highly organized drug ring. Nothing like getting thrown right into the deep end on opening day, but Private is up for the task.
There is a serial killer on the loose and the victims are hitting close to home with the Private staff, the clock is ticking down before one of their own is targeted.
The story is written ...more
While trying to find the killer of the man that looks to be a kidnapping gone horribly wrong involving the Triads they also take on cases involving a missing b ...more
I hated how insincere it came across as an Australian book. As mentioned in a lot of reviews, the language was off. But also, it drove me nuts that the characters kept saying "Australian dollars"...guess what, they are in frickin Australia, I am pretty sure they would just say dollars.
Then the characters. I get that you have to create a new slew of characte ...more
I listened to the audiobook and the narrator had a perfect Australian accent, which complimented the locale very ...more
It looks too like the Australian research consisted of Google Maps to get some suburbs and road names. As a note to the author: in Australia we speak in Celsius, kilometres and kilograms! We don't use cells, just mobile phones .. the list could choose on! Mind you, the lack of localisation meant we were spared the stereotypes normally put on Australia ...more
The trick with these books is knowing when to read them. DO NOT read a PRIVATE novel if you're in the mood to really sink your teeth into a good book. Instead, read it when you are on the toilet, standing in line ...more
Private opened an office in A ...more
This is another in the Private series, that does not include Jack Morgan. It's rather difficult to actually say what number this is in the series as there are 2 Private series going at the same time. There is the Private series w/ Jack Morgan in the USA and the Worldwide series of Private. This novel I ordered from Great Britian, though it will be released in paperback in the USA later in 2014 or early 2 ...more
More than likely because I am an Aussie and this book was written from the supposed perspective of the guy running Private Oz, who is supposed to be Australian.
Unfortunately the only Aussie thing about this book is the liberal references to Sydney suburbs...none of the language is Australian and I found terms like "sidewalk", "cell phone" and references to the temperature being in Fahrenheit and project housing to be quite ...more
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