Private Down Under

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Grand Central Publishing, Aug 26, 2014 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The world's most exclusive detective agency opens a new office - in Australia!

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 . . .

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Hard To Put It Down

User Review  - dawn - Overstock.com

Very well written book once again James Paterson succeeds at describing a scene in such great detail there is no question as to what image he is trying to get across.If you enjoyed all the other Private series you will definitely enjoy this one. Well worth the money spent. Read full review

Private Down Under

User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

This paperback original concerns an exclusive detective agency that's now opened its doors in Australia. First in the series, Private has netted $1.2 million in sales across all formats. With a 400,000-copy first printing. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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