Private (Private #1)
Former CIA agent 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 an...more
At this point, it is clear that the Patterson collaborations are 100% written by the second author. Nevertheless, Paetro has done a good job with some of the books on the Women's Murder Club series (though she has also delivered some duds in that one). As a result, I had mixed feelings about whether to give this series a chance or not. When I started reading this book, I was feeling like I had made a great decision.
The set up for the story was very good, w ...more
I found Private to be a good story. At first I wa ...more
Jack é um ex-fuzileiro que se dedica actualmente a investigar casos, estando ao comando da empresa Private - Agência Internacional de Investigação, herdada do pai, um antigo criminoso. Contrariamente ao pai, que tinha uma relação directa com o crime organizado e com a máfia, Jack que ...more
For instance: There's an implication in the Steam Cleaner(I listened to it as an audio book so I'm sure that it's spelled differently but I don't know how. I figure it's "SteamKleana" or something like that) story that all people who play violent video games want to commit terrible murders. This is annoying. I play a lot of games, some of th ...more
Second, I think they have overdosed on Dirk Pitt, Stone Barrington and Secret Agent 007 with their depiction of Jack Morgan and his protection/private detective agency, Private. Resurrected from his worthless father's defunct company with $15,000,000 in stolen money dad gave Jack shortly before dying in pr ...more
I really enjoyed this novel, I am not going to make any bones about ...more
LOVED it! One of my favorite Patterson books ever! THIS is the Patterson we know and love!! I really hope that this turns into a new series like Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club. I truly loved all the characters and the story was dynamite!
About the Book:
Jack Morgan is a former CIA Agent and Marine who inherited Private Investigations, a firm who does first-class investigations for the elite, the rich, and the famous. Private has top-of-the-line equipment, a plethora of staff m ...more
This is the second read for me and I enjoyed it just as much as the first.
As to be expected, it’s well written with likeable characters that I enjoyed spending time with.
The multiple storylines added to my interest, except for the Afghanistan flashbacks and dreams, which really did nothing for the story and seemed to be resolved a little too quickly
Overall, easy to read, fast paced and enjoyable.
English C Period
Avallone 3rd Quarter Book Review
A global company that shows a combination of discretion and force
Big holder of major celebrity's darkest secrets
Originally run by Jack's father
Passed down to Jack
Ex CIA agent
Runs a private detective agency called Private
Served in military for long time
When he came back he rebuilt his fathers company
Has a sibling rivalry with h ...more
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical recent Patterson thriller, October 9, 2010
This review is from: Private (Hardcover)
This novel provides exactly what fans of James Patterson have come to expect from his recent (co-authored) novels. It's a quick and easy read -- nothing deep or thought-provoking here. It provides enough intrigue to be called a thriller and though short on suspense, the narrative moves along smoothly juggling a couple of different plot lines: the unsolved murders of at least thirteen sch ...more
Book Review: Private by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro 3/5
I have mixed feelings about this book. I’m a James Patterson fan as his books are usually fast paced and I struggle to put them down. This one didn’t grab me quite as much. Jack is an ex army guy who still struggles with memories of the war. His dad is in prison but leaves Jack money to continue with his Private investigation agency. They have the best staff and equipment and work for high profile people who trust them to keep their ...more
First, the cover of both the American and British editions have absolutely nothing to do with the novel. "Murder Most Beautiful"? What the heck does that have to do with anything? Answer: nothing.
Second, as the first line of the "review" indicates there are enough plot threads in this one slim volume for five or six novels...if those novels had real character development and something approaching literary writing...
But that's not why we read Maxine ...more
127 Chapters in 400 pages...really?
I was saddened to find that Patterson's writing isn't for me. He has so many books, I was hoping I was stumbling into a gold mine. Well...not so much. I picked up the second story at the same time as the first, but I can't bring myself to read it.
The description of the premise of the series so ...more
The parallel stories ran well with Jack Morgan jumping around from place to place.
I'm a bit disappointed with the predictable conclusion of the stories when the build-up of each was excellent.
It really came down to what you expected from reading this book.
If you want a complex thriller novel with grand information based on deep researches, or a novel that keeps yo ...more
Private, however, is nothing but soap opera disguised as crime fiction, and should be avoided at all costs unless you are really really bored.
Patterson has taken the "become a brand" concept to some sad levels. Word is that he had very little ...more
Private opens up a new series whereas Cross and Murder are becoming old and boring. I enjoyed the characters. I enjoyed the setting. I enjoyed the multiple ongoing investigations.
Like all other Patterson novels, this one is quick and uncompl ...more
The style of writing in Patterson's series are all ...more
Role of Romantic Roles:
The main thing that captivates me most about Patter ...more
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The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patter ...more