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Private Down Under by James Patterson
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With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors ... Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more. Within days the agency's caseload is full. But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the deputy commissioner of NSW Police, isn't the killer's first victim--and as the bodies mount up she's clearly not the last.… (more)

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Another nonstop action book from James Patterson. Private opens a new office in Sydney Australia. At the opening a dead man crashed through a door and in turn the party is over. Three cases up the first week, so lots happening. A quick read, with short chapters that I could not put down until I finished. My only complaint is that I would like to see more of these characters. So far, every Private opens in a new location with new characters, so you really do not get a feel or a development of the characters. I hope he starts writing about the same locations so we can find out more about the main characters. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
New office of Private, where several crimes need to be solved during the first week of operation. 1 - drug war where a young man is killed in hope of getting to his father, 2 - a rock star convinced he is being targeted to die on his 27th birthday, and 3 - wealthy women are being murdered. ( )
  rmarcin | Jan 22, 2019 |
I think I really only like the books in this series when Jack Morgan makes appearances. Although I do like the characters that are introduced in the other Private agencies they certainly are not enough to bump up my rating. I found the three story lines to be confusing. Entangled in all that are the side stories of the different characters. Very hard to keep track of what is going on. ( )
  bostonterrio | Nov 21, 2017 |
Jack Morgan opens an office in Sydney Australia. Craig Gitso is the head of the office. At the celebration of the offices opening, a young dying Asian man, bleeding from several wounds, stumbles into the gathering. This will be Private Sydney's first case. But things go from bad to worse in a hurry as a serial killer strikes in in the wealthy suburbs and a rock star believes his manager is out to kill him. Can Private solve these cases and put the citizens at ease?? ( )
  lewilliams | May 8, 2015 |
P.I. Craig Gisto, head of the latest branch of Private, is enjoying the glamorous launch party with his new team when their celebrations are interrupted by the bloodied arrival of a boy with his eyes gouged out.The boy is the kidnapped son of one of Australia’s richest men -- but investigating his death isn’t their only pressing case. The rock star Micky Stevens is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, and believes Private are the only ones who... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 28, 2015 |
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I´d seen pictures of Justine Smith, Jack Morgan´s No. 2 at Private LA, but she was far more beautiful in the flesh.
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