It is always a challenge to review books in the Private series because if you reveal too much in the review it ruins the delicious little twists and turns that make the series so interesting - but if you don't reveal enough then the book can sound boring and cliched. The multiple levels to the story, the side cases and investigations are what make these novels so interesting and create the realism and depth. The straight forward police dramas lack some of this depth because they are by necessity playing by the "rules", and usually the detectives are working with only one case at a time. In the world of Private there are always multiple cases and multiple clients, nothing seems to stand still and there are incursions from their personal lives into their professional lives.
Hopefully there are many more books in this series, both around Private L.A. and about the other Private offices around the world because there are a lot of stories left to tell. There are hints here that a showdown of sorts is coming between Jack and his twin brother Tommy - and I can't wait to see what happens next because whether Tommy beats him or gets his comeuppance there is so much potential for things to go very wrong or very right for Jack Morgan and his team.
- Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
- Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson
- Private games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
- Private # 1 suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
- Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
- Private L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
- Private India by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
- Level 26: Dark origins by Anthony E. Zuiker and Duane Swierczynski
- Private Oz by James Patterson and Michael White
- The survivors club by Lisa Gardner
- Eeny meeny by M.J. Arlidge
- The surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
- Vodka doesn't freeze by Leah Giarrantano