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(Private #10)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  10,299 ratings  ·  653 reviews
Paris is burning--and only Private's Jack Morgan can put out the fire.

When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter who is on the run f

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Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 21st 2016 by Arrow (first published March 14th 2016)
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Wendy
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Private Paris

I honestly hated to give this novel only three, three and a half stars but I'm not enjoying this Private series much at all. Thank goodness for James Patterson's NYPD Red series and The Women's Murder Club series because I would have completely given up on him even after reading him for all of these years.
Suzanne
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Terrorism and radicalism come to Paris in this Private book, and of course Jack finds a way to aggravate the local authorities while outsmarting them. It’s a running theme that I cannot get enough of. The banter is great and they really wanted his rear on a plane out of Paris before you even get to the halfway point of the book. The crime plots were interesting and keep you entertained through the whole book. The revealing of the perpetrators has some twists and turns that add to entertainment. ...more
Melody
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXCELLENT

This is a very exciting, on the edge of your seat, don't put down book. You never know what the next chapter will bring.

It's also very scary with the way things are in the world today. Bombings in Paris, London, Brussels, to name a few. Even though this is fiction, you never know what the "bad guy" is planning. It really opens your eyes and makes you wonder.
Nicole Alycia
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was going to be a lot like the last book with a rather dull storyline but after a while it definitely got better. There's just so many books in this series at this point, they start to become hit or miss after a while.
I did enjoy the major storyline of this book although the methods and results were a little far fetched. It was an intense read.
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
Oh yeah! Finally a REALLY REALLY DEEP STORY for the Private series, imho. I really love the concept & the characters, but have found many of the stories too predictable or dull or something, but this one was really good! I was pleasantly surprised by the couple twists & found the overall premise beyond realistic--frighteningly so. I'm glad the series appears to be in an upswing! ☺ ...more
Emma
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry to say, I just didn't like this one at all. The best thing, as always, is Jack Morgan and thankfully he was a main character in this one. That elevated the rating by a star!
Monnie
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
If it’s gruesome murder, mayhem and terrorism you want, you’ll find them all here – from the start to the finish. Yes, much of it goes way over the top, but I have to admit even those parts kept me reading almost nonstop.

It begins innocently enough as Jack Morgan, founder of high-tech, high-profile security firm Private, stops in to visit with his old friend Louis Langlois, who heads up Private’s Paris office. There, Jack gets a call from a wealthy client, who insists that Jack try to find his
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Pierre Tassé
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
a fun, entertaining and exciting book. It delves into some Islamophobia and how it can start shaping the way of thinking of some people. Also deals with Private Paris and for those who have been there, it is a trip down memory lane.
Paris is a fun place and takes the lead in many European cultural and terrorist modern day events and in so doing Patterson does well in addressing some of those issues that remain unspoken and brings them to the forefront. Now, as a reader, I have contemplated, talk
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Cathy
Mar 03, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Could not work up any interest whatsoever in this story. Not rating it, it’s not the book’s fault. Major case of lt‘s-me-not-you.

DNF at 75 pages.
Tom Tischler
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jack Morgan the owner of Private Investigations stops in Paris for a quick hello and
some fine food. This relaxing stop is quickly shattered by a call from Sherman Wilkerson
one of his most influential customers who wants Jack to track down his young grand-
daughter who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer and she's supposed to be in Paris.
Before Jack can even get to this several of France's cultural elite are murdered in a symbolic
fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graf
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 Doris Powell
May 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was not my favorite Private book. There was too much naming of French Streets in it which meant absolutely nothing to me and was merely irritating. The ending was also unsatisfactory. The book suddenly jumped to the end. I went back and checked to see if I had missed some pages. It was as if the author was told to end it right then and offered no explanation of why it ended as it did. I am still trying to figure out why Sauvage and Mfune were suddenly arrested for treason although they cert ...more
Chava
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, action
It was okay. I didn't like the narrators for this audiobook as much as I have others. THe story is pretty much the same as all the others. You just don't have to think, Patterson's books just carry you through rapids of adventure with twists and turns. It didn't disappoint on that front, but there just wasn't much excitement in the books. They really do feel all very scripted and cookie cutter now. I hope he comes up with a new series that isn't so formula-based
Megan (ReadingRover)
This book had the action and suspense that all of the Private books have but I just wasn't into the actual plot. There were so many wild goose chases and not enough questions answered. I wasn't satisfied once I finished reading. I really love Jack and everyone at Private. Louis was a fabulous addition to the team. I hope he shows up again in a later book.
Matt
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
As the Private series continues to grow, Patterson and Sullivan dive into the always scandalous world of Paris and its seedy underbelly. While making a short stop to check on Private Paris, Jack Morgan is surprised to hear from one of his longtime friends in Los Angeles. The man's granddaughter is in Paris and has been dodging some drug dealers, who have their sights set on her. Morgan and head of Private Paris, Louis Langlois, begin searching and are able to find Kimberly Kopchinski, using a ps ...more
Susanne Leist
May 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Why did I read another James Paterson book if I hate them so much? I thought the one book that I liked of his was written by Mark Sullivan. It wasn't. It was written by Michael Ledwidge.
When Paterson wrote the books himself, the reader knew what to expect. Short sentences, short chapters and a lot of action. Sometimes, the action was silly but it moved at a quick pace.
Now with the new authors writing his books, the reader doesn't know what to expect. But surely not this. A slow-moving plot with
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Melanie
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not one of my favorite Patterson novels. I like the Private series, but I think I lose interest when yet another office is introduced, in yet another country. That leads to yet another group of the 'best' and off the wall unbelievable storylines.
This installment has Jack in Paris where murderous graffiti artists are targeting the Paris elite. One of Jack's American clients coincidentally needs his help finding his grand daughter, who was last spotted in a seedy part of Paris. Of course she is d
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Bob Lafary
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why, but James Patterson has returned to the form that made him one of my top ten authors. He had a long spell when his books were very, very normal; not exciting nor enough to hook you as a fan. But I stuck with him, and it is now paying dividends. Even though he does have a co-author on this work, Patterson must have written more than usual; or kept a very tight rein on his co-author's portion. "Private Paris" is excellent read. I know what type of novel I like to read; and what a ...more
Darren
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book at a book store. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. It also had a good variety of characters in it. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Michael Turashoff
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a great mystery and a fantastic novel
Recommended to Michael by: The people in my head
In my honest and humble opinion I could save myself a lot of time by making a template for my review of a James Patterson book. To me, his books always have the same review. Excellent, fast paced, a real page turner, one of the greatest authors of our time, I highly recommend this book.....

The same is true with this one. I'm not being sarcastic, I honestly believe that James Patterson is one of the greatest authors of our time. Will he go down in history alongside another notable author Shakespe
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Marleen
I’ve only read a few of the Private books and I’m not entirely ready to say if I definitely blindly like this series. As this one hit close to home. Indeed, I only live 300 kilometers from Paris and know its culture quite well. French culture is unique and I thought the authors did a rather good job reflecting the current climate, but also the resilience of this great nation. France is a country that offers so much, but is also a trend-setter in multi-culture living.
I thought the plot was good a
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Erica Paré
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Morgan is in Paris and becomes involved in solving multiple crime sprees, at times to the dismay of the local authorities. He is asked to keep save the granddaughter of one of his old clients, Paris is overcome with murders that have a AB-16 tag left at the scene, and there may be a murder out of jealousy.
They did a great job of really diving into a culturally diverse story line with ample details. I really like the friendship and workmanship of both Morgan and his friend Louis. Th
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Michelle Kemp
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Not bad
16BarnesRiderA
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another astounding piece and realy had a lot of action in it, as well as a lot of twists and turns. The main characters found clues in places that I would never have thought to look. Although it had a dark element to it, that was what made it all the more exciting. There was never a boring moment, and it realy did bring darkness to a city of light. The planning that went into the attacks that the enemies planned was so well though out that it made it hard to anticipate them. Another realy great ...more
John Roadman
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent book in the Private Series. Only 6 more books to finish this series lol.
Cheryl
Sep 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I have only read a hand full of books by Mr. Patterson. Some by himself and others with co-authors. One of my favorite co-authors is Mr. Andrew Gross. I have read almost every book that Mr. Gross has written himself. That is one thing I do have to give props to by reading these books co-authored with Mr. Patterson is that I discover new authors. Just like with this book. Although, this is the first book I have read in this series. I thought it was good. It did move at a nice, steady, fast pace w ...more
Cindy
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Liking this series more w/each add. Good plot. Well narrated and recommended.
Sherrie Howey
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Having read the majority of the Patterson books, my favorite series is that of Alex Cross, followed by Women's Murder Club, then Michael Bennett and the Private series. The last Private book I read was Private Vegas and this book is much better than Private Vegas. The subject matter is very apropos given the bombings in Belgium earlier this week. The book is very fast paced and action packed and at the end of the book, you wonder if jack Morgan has 9 lives as he finally manages to get out of Par ...more
Laura Ruetz
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I picked this book up with a bit of trepidation - my last several reviews of Patterson's books have been less than favorable. I find them to be flat, boring and utterly without substance. However, this one surprised me. Instead of a static character and very little characterization, I found that the characters in this book were well developed and interesting. Instead of the usual trick of relying on narration to tell us what we need to know, we are able to discover more about the characters thro ...more
Terri Lynn
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really like James Patterson's Private books about Jack Morgan's international high tech investigation company. In this one, Jack goes to his Paris office to locate an old client's granddaughter who sent out a cry of help only to run away when Jack and Louis (former Paris police who works for Jack's agency now) rescue her. She is terrified of someone and on the run. As they try to find her, they get drawn into a case that appears to be Muslims trying to take over the French government by killin ...more
Lawrence Levine
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of Jems Pattersons best suspense books. It is filled with excitement from beginning to end with ruthless killers it appears will be impossible to stop great detailed description of Paris fans of Patterson and the Private series will not be disappointed ,plenty of chases , fights, terrifying murders, complex heroes and villains
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