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The Royals
Private # 12.5
James Patterson, Rees Jones
Read by Jay Snyder, Christian Coulson

Hachette Audio
December 13, 2016/ ISBN 1478917202
Private Investigation / England /BookShots Short Story / Audiobook - 2 hours and 18 minutes

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

Patterson and Jones team up to readers 12.5 in the Private Series. It’s summer and former US Marine and owner of Private Investigations is back in London. Jack and Peter Knight, Head of Private’s London office, are enjoying the celebrations of the Queens 90th birthday, when Colonel De Villiers, head of security for the royal family’s inner circle, seeks them out. The Colonel is the reason Private lost out on a security gig in the celebration.

Later, the Duke of Aldershot calls them about his daughter, Abbie. Abbie is a drug addict, something we learn the kidnapper hates about her. The Duke tells Jack the kidnapper is asking for a staggering ransom amount, and he doesn’t have it. Eventually two deaths occur, but neither victims are Abbie. Major Cook joins Jack in the search of Abbie. They seem to hit it off. He offers her a job with Private – in America. Maybe we’ll see in her in a future storyline.

The authors offer up enough curves to keep the reader/listener involved. Expect plenty of action as well, even in this two hour and eighteen minute audio. Expect a stunning conclusion.

Narrators Christian Coulson (Paddington Bear series; The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue) and Jay Snyder (The Games; Trap the Devil) led their voices to the audio version

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