Since former US 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. When his former lover is found murdered in Jack's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation and fighting to clear his name, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful owner of a chain of luxury hotels persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her high-class establishments.
With Jack and his team stretched to breaking point, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realises he is facing his biggest challenge yet. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, Private: No. 1 Suspect is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
"A thrilling and truly enthralling murder story" (Retirement Today)
I enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed all the Private series, but I think the resolution to the main crime in this novel was rushed and could have been developed more thoroughly earlier in the narrative. Whilst the Private crime investigation series books all stand alone and each one is a good story, I prefer to listen to them in series order so that there is a logic to the background drama of relationships between the characters. The series order as it appears on Audible does not match the date of publication and this may cause the listener to question some elements of the background stories if the books are heard in the Audible sequence.
My understanding is that this book is number four in the series, coming straight after Private Games, which in turn follows Private London.
I like to listen while I'm walking my dog. My favourite narrator is Paul Thornley, he brings the characters to life. I like various authors.
I am new to James Patterson but like him, not quite sure how, or why he feels the need for a co-writer, but there you are.
It was a good story, not exeptional but still a good read.
However, if I am going to nit pick JP seems a bit obsessed by what his characters are wearing eg "Justine walked into the room her hair falling onto her dark blue Jacket which she wore over a whitle silk shirt teamed with navy jeans, I picked up my brown leather jacket that was draped over the chair and put it on over my Armani shirt and jeans" at one point I wanted to shout "oh for goodness sake man get on with it, I'm not interested in what you are wearing". It became irritating after a while and I skipped the fashion bits.
That was the reason I gave it a 4 star instead of a 5. Still a good story though.
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