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Private / Jack Morgan #1
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Read by Peter Hermann

Hachette Audio
June 28, 2010 /ISBN: 978-1607884484
Audiobook / CDs / Unabridged

Reviewed by Jo Rogers

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro team up to bring us Private.

Private is a company that does private investigations for high-profile cases in and around Los Angeles. Private is owned and run by a former Marine and CIA agent Jack Morgan. One of his cases involves Jack·s friend, Andy.

Andy had called in tears. Andy's wife, Shelby, was dead, shot in the forehead and in the chest. Andy wanted Jack and Private to find her killer and bring him to justice.

The next case was one he really wanted to solve. Some pervert was kidnapping and killing teenage girls. All of the girls were high school students, though not from the same school. Each of them was lured by a fake text message. The message asked the intended victim to meet a friend in an isolated area alone. Then, the perp or perps held the girl down, tortured her and killed her. There was never a sexual assault on any one of them and it was looking more and more like there were at least two of them, if not more. Jack really wanted to get these sickos off the streets.

Next, he was investigating a game-fixing scheme going on in the NFL. Jack's uncle was one of the owners who contacted Jack. All they needed now was the proof.

The basic story was a beautiful lesson in plotting for the young writer. It's also a great lesson in characterization. Listen to Private and enjoy another James Patterson wild ride.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Jack Morgan

Private, #1 [Audio] - [Book] (US)
#1 Suspect, #2 [Audio] (US)
Private LA, #6 [Audio] (US)
Private Vegas #9 [Audio] (US)


Private Games, #3 [Audio] (England)
Private London
#4[Audio] (England)
Private Berlin, #5
[Audio] (Germany)
Private Down Under, #7 [Audio] (Australia)
Private India: City of Fire #8 [Audio] (India)
Private Royal #11 [Audio] (England)
Private Missing #12 [Audio] (Australia)
Private Paris #12.5 [Audio] (Paris/US)
Count to Ten #13 [Audio] (India)

Reviewer's Note: Contains violence, profanity, sex
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