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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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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 |
I LOVE his books. This one held my attention to the very end just like the rest of his books do and they always end not quite the way you were expecting. I am forever a fan of James Patterson.
  Swade0710 | Mar 20, 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 |
Private director Jack Morgan is accused of a horrible murder--and not even his own world-class investigators can prove he didn't do it.

***Unsolvable cases**
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**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.
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****Impossible murders**
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**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.
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****The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan**
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**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. **

**James Patterson has had more *New York Times* bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to *Guinness World Records*. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels**,** the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including *Kiss the Girls* and *Along Came a Spider*. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
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****Acclaim for *Private*****

**"*Private* will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides." -**lorisreadingcorner.com****

**"Slick and suspenseful." -**BookLoons.com****

**"PRIVATE mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their *Women's Murder Club* series." -**BookReporter.com**** ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Another multi-plot/case twist and turn. Our hero runs three cases and two women at once. Hard to imagine, but it's fiction and a fun listen. ( )
  buffalogr | Aug 10, 2013 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:47:32 -0400)

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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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