you haven’t tried the Private series, you should. Jack
Morgan is a compelling lead character. His Investigation firm
assists celebrities, business companies, and even the government
in extreme situations that could turn deadly, and they generally
Morgan gets a call from one of his biggest
clients, Sherman Wilkerson. Sherman hired Morgan’s firm
to reorganize security at Wilkerson Data Systems, but this
problem has nothing to do with data systems. Wilkerson has
four bodies on his beach in Malibu and it looks like murder.
Morgan wants to make sure his client doesn’t take the
fall on this one. An old friend in the Sheriff’s department
allows Morgan access to the murder site. What they come away
with is a card that says NO PRISONERS. What looks like one
killer turns out to be many and that’s just the beginning
of this violent, mind-blowing ride. No one is safe….
Morgan is also hired to assist with a Hollywood
power couple who disappeared without a trace. When I heard
the description of Thom and Jennifer Harlow and their family,
I thought this sounds like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The
thought of the similarity to them didn’t detour me from
taking the storyline seriously. Morgan meets the actors’
family and employees. They also investigate the compound and
that’s when things get just plain weird. This tread
is weaved expertly throughout the original storyline. You
just can’t figure out who the bad guy really is…
Also, Jack Morgan’s personal life picks
up from the last in series concerning his brother, who takes
after their no-good late father. Fair warning, there are spoilers
concerning the last titles in this series. Morgan and the
secondary characters on his team are dependable and strong.
Watching the changes they go through can actually be thought-provoking,
such as, the team psychologist Justine when she suffers PTSD
and makes some bad decisions.
I really enjoy listening to Patterson’s
Private series. Private LA is another that doesn’t
disappoint. The storylines are gripping, and I tend to either
favor or absolutely dislike a character. One character I dislike
is Jack Morgan’s brother. I tend to favor Morgan, even
with his faults. Morgan’s team is a winner; they’re
hard-hitting, yet human. I’m trying to warm up to Justine.
Her non-relationship with Morgan gets tedious at times.
Jay Snyder narrates the audio version. His
narration adds to the intensity of the storyline and delivers
Patterson’s characters in the light they are written;
without a doubt, a suburb narration.
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]