In City on Fire the
prologue moves from a 2006 storyline involving pressure-cooker
bombs to present day and the first murder.
Private owner Jack Morgan returns and this time he’s
opening a Private Detective agency in India. The storyline
begins with a murder at a local hotel, and it’s the
hotel manager who doesn’t want the police involved.
Private India team leader Santosh advises the manager to call
the police and tell them Private India will be handling the
case. The Police commissioner feigns too many cases and not
enough men as a reason to pass on this case as long as Private
answers to him. Private soon discovers they’re searching
for a serial killer who resents strong, powerful women. The
case is bigger than anyone realizes. Jack makes an appearance,
and when it’s revealed that he was involved with one
of the victims, the local police consider their partnership
a conflict of interest. Jack and his new team refuse to stand
down. Jack and Santosh Wagh chase leads and try to prevent
further murders, including one against their own. Even worse,
Santosh’s personal nightmare is about to come true.
Will he emotionally survive it or return to the bottle….
As always, Jack puts a crack team together. His professional
relationship with Santosh goes years back. Santosh is physically
and emotionally haunted by the 2006 bombings and a car accident.
It’s Jack Morgan who saved Santosh by hiring him. Nisha
is the only female member on the team. She takes notes and
answers to Santosh. Hari is Private India’s geek wizard
and team member. Mubeen is all things medical. The local police
allow him to examine the first victim.
The Private series is one of my favorites. I found Private
India a successful follow-up to Private Australia with its
striking characters (good and evil), a plot line with enough
twists and turns to make you dizzy, and a storyline so violent
and perverted you’ll want to look away, or in this case
of the audio version, cover your ears.
Amerjit Deu narrates the audio version. His narration conveys
a darker side of India as his voice gives a calm, chilling
narration of a psychotic murderer, as well as a haunted team
leader driven to do good. It’s a powerful narration.
It’s also very graphic so remember your headset.
of other titles in this series
#1 Suspect, #2 [Audio]
Private LA, #6 [Audio]
Private Vegas #9 [Audio]
Private London #4[Audio]
Private Berlin, #5 [Audio]
Private Down Under, #7 [Audio]
Private India: City of Fire #8 [Audio]
Private Royal #11 [Audio]
Paris #12.5 [Audio]
Count to Ten #13 [Audio]