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Missing: A Private Novel by James Patterson
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Missing: A Private Novel (edition 2016)

by James Patterson (Author)

Series: Private (10)

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When the CEO of a research company disappears without a trace, Private Investigations has to catch a brutal killer-a killer headed straight to the victim's door. Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find. Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too. And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost," while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer - a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim's door . . .… (more)
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Title:Missing: A Private Novel
Authors:James Patterson (Author)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2016), 384 pages
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Didn't finish. Didn't like it. Just didn't grab me. ONWARD.
  nwieme | Mar 19, 2020 |
This it the 10th Private book and was not one of my favourites. It started strong but fizzled near the end. Once again Private is involved in a couple of situations simultaneously. Craig Gisto leads the way again while dealing with his cousin Mark who is with the police. The main case involves the disappearance of Eric Moss. His daughter Eliza is convinced something has happened to him and Private is hired to find him. At the same time, Private does an extensive background check on a surrogate who turns up dead just after the information is passed on. The baby she is watching disappears from her home and Private is right in the middle of the investigation with the assumption that the people they gave the information to are the kidnappers. Suddenly there appears to be a cover up in the disappearance of Eric Moss as well as a fraud investigation into his company. It is revealed that the company was involved in top secret government work and questions fly about who Eric Moss really is. Suspenseful, but the ending seems rather abrupt and not what I expect from James Paterson. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
Not as exciting as the other Private novels, and also a bit confusing. I was a little disappointed. ( )
  rmarcin | Jan 22, 2019 |
3.5 stars. Not the best from Patterson but its still a good read. I'm used to an action packed book and this has less than normal but still a good thriller. I do like the different branches of Private and have now read quite a few from the series. Its nice to get away from Jack Morgan and get to know different characters.
Still a good read, even though not my favourite. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Mar 24, 2017 |
Craig Gisto, of Private Sydney, has promised to locate Eric Moss, head of a high-profile research company. But the man, and every trace of him, has disappeared. And others are hunting for Moss; some want him found while others want him to stay “lost.” Will Craig find a way to unravel the mystery surrounding Moss?

At the same time, there’s a frantic race to rescue a stolen baby and catch a killer. Did Private send the killer straight to the victim’s door?

Readers may appreciate the quickly-moving plot, with an unexpected twist or two, and short chapters meant to ramp up the suspense. But this “Private” novel falls a bit short in comparison with earlier books in the series. Nevertheless, fans of the series are likely to find this tale to their liking.

Not to confuse the issue, but “Missing: A Private Novel” is the first United States release of “Private: Sydney” albeit with a different title. It’s still the same story. ( )
  jfe16 | Jan 30, 2017 |
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When the CEO of a research company disappears without a trace, Private Investigations has to catch a brutal killer-a killer headed straight to the victim's door. Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find. Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too. And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost," while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer - a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim's door . . .

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