Private

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Little, Brown, Jun 28, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
The police can't help you

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily--and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

The press will destroy you

Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer.

Only one place to turn: Private

But Jack doesn't have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, Private is James Patterson sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

A high-profile Hollywood couple disappears, there are random mass murders in LA, are these connected. Through the eyes of private investigator Jack Morgan and his co-worker, Justine Smith, the short chapters fly through incident after incident. Read full review

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User Review  - Narilka - LibraryThing

I picked this one up a couple years ago when it was offered for free by Audible. It sat in my library forgotten as I kept choosing to listen to other books instead. After finishing up my last audio ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

James Patterson was selected by kids across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Middle School series,Treasure Hunters, and the I Funny, Confessions, Maximum Ride, the Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Chris Tebbetts has collaborated with James Patterson on three other books in the Middle School series and is also the author of The Viking, a fantasy-adventure series for young readers. He lives in Vermont.
Laura Park is a cartoonist and the illustrator of three other books in the Middle School series and the I Funny series. She is the author of the minicomic series Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, and her work has appeared in The Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.

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