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Private London by James Patterson

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
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An enjoyable read. An intriguing abduction takes place in London, and it turns out to have a quite unforeseen reason for the abduction. On top of this we also have a serial murderer on the loose, whose signature is chopping the third finger off! This is a good light read, as usual with James Patterson, with short sharp chapters and a plot that moves quickly. If you are looking for an in-depth plot and great characterisation this isn't the book for you, but it is a good break from books of this nature. I will happily continue with the series from time to time. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Oct 23, 2016 |
Another great book in the Private series. This one concentrates on the London office and Dan Carter who heads up that location for Jack Morgan. He is supposed to protect an American girl who is headed to London for college. She is kidnapped and all hell breaks loose. True Patterson style there are twist and turns, people don't appear to be who they are and he keeps you guessing until the very end. I really enjoyed this book and recommend the Private series if you like the Alex Cross series. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
Not as good as the first ( )
  Bauernfeind | Jun 4, 2016 |
I have not read Patterson before. And after this book I won´t be reading more. A lot of fluff punctuated by a so so plot. Nothing new or surprising here. ( )
  Mwsberg | Mar 24, 2016 |
6 out of 10
The second book in the private series that I have read. I'm currently on a James Patterson marathon. This book is OK. I quite liked it. It was fast paced and mostly easy to follow. As mentioned in previous reviews of this book, there is so much going on though. It all takes place in just over 48 hours but so much occurs in that time. However the tell tale Patterson short chapters soon have me hooked and I finished it in a short time. I will be reading the next few in series as I already have them. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Feb 3, 2016 |
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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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