Private London

Private London

Book - 2012
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SOMETIMES WHEN THE NIGHTMARE ENDS - THE TERROR IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING... For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private - the world's most exclusive detective agency - saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again. In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found, some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked. Dan Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking... Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the only thing they don't have is the one thing they need - time. James Patterson's white-knuckle rollercoaster has just reached London. Buckle up, it's one hell of a ride!
Publisher: New York : Arrow Books, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780099553489
Characteristics: 489 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Mark 1960-


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Jun 29, 2017

Was ok but not great he wrote better novels

Jul 17, 2016

the Private series is good, but the plots are pretty much all the same, with names and locations changed. Not Patterson's best work in my opinion

Feb 01, 2016

If you're new to Patterson and want to start on a high, pick this.

The Private series uses a handful of co-authors and the same stable of core characters set in international locations to heighten the intrigue. Sometimes it works ok, (Private, #1 Suspect), sometimes its awful (Private India) and sometimes it cannot be out down, as in Private London.

I can only guess that the chemistry between writers is as variable as the weather but here with Mark Pearson Patterson gets it right. You will to put this down, you will not be disappointed and you will be surprised.

Trying Patterson for the first time? Start in London.

Aug 06, 2015

This was a fun read. It was fast-paced, and although it was totally unbelievable that was part of what made it fun

May 22, 2014

Confusing - too many characters. I ended up bored with the whole thing and didn't even finish.

Jun 12, 2013


Mar 22, 2013

Not a bad read although kind of predictable!

Feb 11, 2013

Very excited to get this...this Private is not up to the others at all...did not even finish..confusing..

akasq Feb 05, 2013

The 4th in the private series is as
good as the 1st 3, not up to 5 stars
but enjoyable just the same.
Maybe less characters or plot
may have helped.

Jan 30, 2013

Found it disappointing and not up to the standard I expect from James Patterson.

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Ranie_Elias Jan 07, 2013

A young girl witnesses her mother being raped and killed brutally as Jack Morgan saves her and 20 years later...Dan Carter is assigned to protect her as she goes to a Universary in London, where she is kidnapped after leaving a local bar with friends....

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