Private - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro


By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

  • Release Date: 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 15,525 Ratings


Former Marine pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a prestigious investigation company. But the world's darkest secrets can only stay private for so long . . .
Private: it's 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.
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.
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.


  • A Good Read but…

    By SLP PA
    A page turner. However, As I track it, wituh one book, Jack the great guy is madly in love with too many women in short time frame. One tends not to feel affinity.
  • The plots in this book are really shallow.

    By gljv73
    The plots in this book are really shallow.
  • Movie

    By bigwilly29
    Needs to be a movie!
  • Very Good Read

    By bamacharlie
    Well written; very interesting story. I loved it!
  • Great read

    By Mike Pekar
    Patterson is still on top of his game. I read this book in two days. I just could not put it down.
  • Private

    By lindabean
    This story grabbed me by the ears & respelled me through an intriguing story, right down to the last page. I read the whole thing in 3 sittings, hardly being able to put it down. A great start to what I hope will be an “All-Consuming series. I will definitely be buying the whole series in Hard-Back. Just be prepared to struggle to put it down! LindaMcL
  • Riveting suspense with terrific characters.

    By Panzerbubu
    The characters were interesting and multi faceted. A good read
  • Yea

    Great book easy reading
  • Good book but not great

    By grutfd
    Good book but not great
  • It seems the ghost writer did it all…

    By Tucky69
    Not very impressive…