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Private London (original 2011; edition 2012)

by James Patterson, Mark Pearson

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Title:Private London
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Mark Pearson
Info:Little Brown & Co (T) (2012), Hardcover, 373 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
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Two stories rolled into one. Hard to follow all the characters. The story starts out with a young girl, Hannah Shapiro, who is kidnapped along with her mother. Hannah witnesses her mother being raped then brutally murdered because Hannah's father won't pay the ransom. Several years later, Dan Carter is hired to "watch over" Hannah while she attends school in London. There are many twists and turns in this story which makes it hard to follow. ( )
  Sandraelaine | Nov 10, 2013 |
**Private goes on the hunt for London's most feared killer since Jack the Ripper.**

For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.

In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro.

Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world...but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?

### About the Author

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James has formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. In 2010, he was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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Dan Carter is the head of the London office of Private, the world's largest and most technologically advanced investigation agency. Jack Morgan, Private's owner and CEO, put his faith in Carter, and has entrusted him with some of their most important cases. None more important than Hannah Shapiro. The daughter of one of Private's wealthiest and most valuable clients, Hannah and her mother were kidnapped when she was thirteen years old. Hannah survived; her mother didn't. Hannah is now in London studying at one of the most prestigious universities in England, and it is Carter's job to protect her. But the unthinkable happens as Hannah is kidnapped for the second time in her young life. Carter has all of Private's extensive global resources at his disposal to use in the investigation of this kidnapping. But as time progresses and no word is received from the kidnappers, fears for Hannah's safety mount. Recently there has been a string of unsolved murders involving young women. Carter is praying that Hannah is not another link in this particular chain. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
The following review I wrote was published in the April 26th Express Reviews of the Library Journal.

Patterson, James & Mark Pearson. Private London. 6 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 6½ hrs. Hachette Audio. 2012. ISBN 9781611130232. $24.98; Playaway digital; digital download.

Here Patterson and Pearson (Private Games) follow the story of Dan Carter, head of renowned investigation firm Private London, and Hannah Shapiro, a student with a horrific past. The police and Private are investigating a case that involves kidnappings, murder, and mutilation. Can it be Hannah’s past coming back to get her? Rupert Degas does a spot-on job voicing English, American, and Scottish characters.
Verdict It goes without saying that Patterson fans will enjoy this book, but readers who enjoy thrillers with a twist will want to give it a try as well. [The Grand Central hc was a New York Times best seller.—Ed.] ( )
  jhughes84 | Jul 20, 2013 |
This is one of the better James Patterson books I've read or listened to in a while. It was fast-paced all of his books though I think they did a decent job of giving it a London feel. This one had 2 different stories running at the same time. A girl is kidnapped and 2 others are injured and two other women are found dead, mutilated and missing a finger. Everyone is hoping they aren't related.

The whole story takes place in about 3 days so it is pretty fast-paced and keeps your interest going. I listened to this one while commuting and it certainly helped the miles fly by. ( )
  readafew | Apr 12, 2013 |
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Private goes on the hunt for London's most feared killer since Jack the Ripper.

For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.

In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro.

Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world...but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?
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Dan Carter, head of the London division of Private, the world's most exclusive detective agency, must join forces with his ex-wife if he is going to save American student Hannah Shapiro from a threat that has stalked her for eight years.

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