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Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson

Private: #1 Suspect (edition 2013)

by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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Title:Private: #1 Suspect
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Maxine Paetro
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2013), Paperback, 432 pages
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Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson

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I've liked both books in this series so far. It's not the best writing, but at least it's a little different than the standard fare Patterson usually delivers. Read this one in one evening, so it can't be too bad. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
It was okay, but too big of a jump from the introduction book to this one. I kept getting a little lost. ( )
  CassandraSabo | Dec 5, 2015 |
Since former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan started Private, it has become one of the world's most powerful investigation firms, sought out by the rich and famous to discretely handle their most sensitive problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.When a former lover is found murdered in Jack's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect.... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 28, 2015 |
Maxine Paetro is one the best co-authors James Patterson has. Her books are better than a lot of the other co-authors. ( )
  dara85 | May 4, 2014 |
Jack Morgan returns from a European business trip to find his ex murdered in his own bed. Naturally, being an ex, he was instantly the #1 suspect, although the facts of the case really never added up in a plausible manner. At the same time, his agency, Private, is contracted to baby sit a spoiled movie star, a hotel owner hires Private to investigate a string of murdered johns, and the mob comes a-calling with the proverbial "offer you can't refuse." It all amounts to an eventful couple of weeks in Los Angeles' high-profile private investigation firm.

Multiple on-going cases was something I liked in the first Private. Since then, I haven't read them in order. The last three I read, Private Berlin, Private London and Private Games all focused on a single case, and involve other offices so owner Jack Morgan is only peripherally involved. I didn't enjoy either of these three books as much as the first Private, and now, Private #1 Suspect.

The book is paced like an action movie and never gets bogged down. None of the case outcomes are shocking, there's no "wow, I didn't see that coming." The cops are maybe a little too Neanderthal, they seem to have an axe to grind and were a little too willing to believe in their own implausible theories. Still, it's a fun book, I'll look next for Private LA, which I presume will be more of the same. ( )
  JeffV | Feb 24, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316097403, Hardcover)

Unsolvable cases

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

Impossible murders

When his former lover is found murdered in Jack Morgan's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties.

The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan

While Jack is fighting for his life, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realizes he is confronting the cleverest and most powerful enemies ever. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

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After his former lover is found murdered in his own bed, Jack Morgan, former Marine and founder of the world's most effective private investigation company, must clear his name while also solving murders at a posh hotel.

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