Private (Patterson)

16 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,136 ratings

Private Summary

Jack Morgan is a war hero. Returning home from Afghanistan after being wounded, Jack is called into California State Prison to visit his father, Tom, who is serving a life sentence for extortion and murder. Before being incarcerated, Tom ran a private investigation firm called ‘Private’. Tom wants Jack to re-start the company, to make it great again, and gives him access to a $15 million dollar account in the Cayman Islands to do it with.

Five years later and Jack has set up offices spanning the globe. Private’s services are much sort after and Jack has clients ranging from movie stars to politicians. Jack is keen to keep the business legal and not fall into the same traps as his father. But when the mob come calling, they are not easy to refuse.

On a rare night off accompanying a client to the Golden Globe awards, Jack receives a phone call from school friend Abbie Cushman. Abbie's wife has been murdered and he desperately needs Jack’s help. The murder is brutal and with no apparent motive; fingers begin pointing towards Abbie. Jack is certain that Abbie didn’t kill his wife, but he will have to work night and day to prove it.

Meanwhile, Jack’s second-in-command at Private, Justine Smith, is helping the L.A.P.D. in a serial killer investigation. Over the past two years, twelve school girls from the same area in L.A. have been murdered. The killings are highly professional and so far the Police have no leads whatsoever. Justine has been called in to make use of her experience and Private’s resources. A breakthrough is desperately needed, because these killings show no signs of stopping.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Private

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    Jack Morgan is a war hero. Returning home from Afghanistan after being wounded, Jack is called into California State Prison to visit his father, Tom, who is serving a life sentence for extortion and murder. Before being incarcerated, Tom ran a private investigation firm called ‘Private’. Tom wants Jack to re-start the company, to make it great again, and gives him access to a $15 million dollar account in the Cayman Islands to do it with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Griping and fast paced epic from a master

    • By Howard on 14-02-11

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 2

    • Private: No.1 Suspect

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NO.1

    • By Dorota on 09-10-16

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  • Book 3

    • Private Games

    • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Paul Panting
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    July 2012: The Games have arrived in London. Preparations have gone flawlessly and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence. But one man has a devastating plan. Having waited years for this chance, he is now ready for vengeance. When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found decapitated in his garden, Peter Knight, head of Private London, is called to the scene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book. Great to listen to.

    • By Andrew on 11-12-17

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  • Book 4

    • Private London

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Dan Carter is the head of the London office of Private, the world’s largest and most technologically advanced detective agency. Jack Morgan, Private’s owner and CEO, put his faith in Carter, and has entrusted him with some of Private’s 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Story

    • By Kieran on 01-11-16

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  • Book 5

    • Private Berlin

    • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos, January Lavoy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Mattie Engel is one of the rising stars at Private Berlin, and believes she’s seen the worst of people in her previous life with the Berlin police force. That is until Chris, her colleague - and until recently, her fiancé - is found dead, brutally murdered in an old slaughterhouse outside the city. The slaughterhouse is filled with bodies. But just as Private begin their investigations, the building explodes, wiping out all evidence of the crimes, and nearly killing Mattie and her team.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good series

    • By Mrs. Victoria James on 04-03-15

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  • Book 6

    • Private Down Under

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Daniel Lapaine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation agency quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Danielle Newton on 22-06-17

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  • Book 7

    • Private L.A.

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They may be two of the biggest movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-round good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Paterson

    • By Angela on 25-02-14

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  • Book 8

    • Private India

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Amerjit Deu, Raj Ghatak
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    When Santosh Wagh isn’t struggling out of a bottle of whisky he’s head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency. In a city of over 13 million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women - seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Private India

    • By Miss C A Williams on 27-09-14

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  • Book 9

    • Private Vegas

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Showgirls. Millionaires. Murder. Jack Morgan, head of Private Investigations, the global PI agency of the rich and famous, is being pushed to the limit. His car has been firebombed, his ex is dating someone else, and his twin brother is still out to destroy him. But Private doesn’t rest, and nor do its clients: not the LAPD who need Private’s help catching two scumbags with diplomatic immunity, and not the client who has just confessed to murdering his wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Private open for business

    • By Perranmaid on 07-01-15

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  • Book 10

    • Private Sydney

    • By: James Patterson, Kathryn Fox
    • Narrated by: Daniel Lapaine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Even for Private Investigations, the world's top detective agency, it's tough to find a man who doesn't exist.... 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Danielle on 21-10-16

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  • Book 11

    • Private Paris

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Jean Brassard, Dion Graham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Paris is burning - and only Private's Jack Morgan can put out the fire. When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • good series

    • By Miss L ttophi on 26-02-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 12

    • The Games

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Two years ago Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil's beautiful capital.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • grate book

    • By Miss L ttophi on 27-02-17

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  • Book 12.5

    Private: The Royals cover art
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  • Book 13

    • Private Delhi

    • By: James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
    • Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world's finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Jill on 10-02-17

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  • Book 13.5

    Private: Gold cover art
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  • Book 14

    • Private Princess

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Private Princess by James Patterson. Jack Morgan receives an offer he cannot refuse.... When the head of the world’s foremost investigation agency receives at invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London. The Princess needs Morgan’s skills - and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told. But what is the Princess hiding?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't enjoy this one

    • By Julie on 20-05-18

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