Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Private # 1 suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Jack Morgan has been on an overseas trip and walks in his door to find a dead body in his bed - but it's not just any dead body, and now he knows that he is being framed for a murder he didn't commit.  It seems like a slam dunk case and there are plenty of people around who would like to see him crash and burn and spend the rest of his life in jail, or get the needle.  It is a time to find out who is really loyal to him and Private, and who is not.  To make matters even more complicated, Carmine Noccia wants to use their association to get back something that was stolen, something that could cause even more problems for Jack and Private.  Weaving in and out of these stories are the other cases that are keeping the rest of the Private team busy - a series of murders in hotels, and a movie star who can't stay out of trouble.

This is the latest book in the Private series and it really starts with a bang.  While the introduction leads you to believe Jack is innocent, the case just seems so tight that you have to wonder occasionally if he does have something to do with it.  Slickly written, the story moves along at break neck pace and keeps you reading from the start to the finish.  This is a very interesting series and has a lot of potential because there are Private offices around the world which allows for a large cast of characters and the opportunity for there to be cross over story lines between different offices.  The pairing of Patterson and Paetro seems to work particularly well in terms of both the quality of the writing, and the ability for them to produce a seamless novel that keeps the action moving.

If you like this book then try:
  • Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • The surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
  • The survivors club by Lisa Gardner
  • Postcard killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund
  • Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • The rabbit factory by Marshall Karp
  • The silent girl by Tess Gerritsen
  • Full black by Brad Thor
  • Level 26: Dark prophecy by Anthony E. Zuiker & Duane Swierczynski
  • Kiss the girls by James Patterson
  • Keeping the dead by Tess Gerritsen

Reviewed by Brilla

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