PrivatePrivate by James Patterson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Description: The police can’t help youFormer CIA agent 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 youJack 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

This was a fabulous book and a breath of fresh air. Patterson always delivers a good read, but in this case it was so much more.
Reflections of war from our main character Jack, allows you to really “feel” his pain and get to know him. You are entertained with multiple stories, a serial killer at large, a murder of Jack’s best friends wife, Illegal gamblings and the mob and the personal and professional life of our main character. Some how Patterson blends them all seamlessly together, never letting the novel skip or jump, always keeping the reader flawlessly on track and riveted. I loved this book.
A fantastic read!

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