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Private India: (Private 8)

Private India: (Private 8) [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson , Ashwin Sanghi
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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It's a festival of murder in Mumbai, and only the world's best private investigation agency can stop it

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It's a festival of murder in Mumbai, and only the world's best private investigation agency can stop it.

When Santosh Wagh isn’t struggling out of a bottle of whisky he’s head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency.

In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women – seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India – a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens…

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual standard! 12 Sep 2014
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Having read all of the Private series and enjoyed them all, with the exception of this one. Private India has few redeeming qualities our main character is egotistical a drunk and not much of an investigator. the writer ( I don't believe James Patterson should have got involved on this one) doesn't seem to have grasped that his lead investigator is a bit of a moron ! Is James Paaterson falling foul of becoming greedy and turning out tripe much like Wilbur Smith of late?
Don't waste your time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Private 8 14 Sep 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read and loved most of the Private series. Also read and loved the other series by James Patterson.
But with this one I have really struggled. And I think the main reason is the Indian Names, i really struggled to get my head around who was who, and then what was happening. I spent so long trying to pronounce the names in my head i got frustrated with it..
That said the story its self was quite good, and I will certainly be reading the next installment..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Routine Patterson 22 Sep 2014
By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Jack Morgan's LA based world-wide supreme private investigation agency has spread to Mumbai. It's head is Santosh Wagh, brought to Jack Morgan's attention following a coordinated terrorist railway bombing 2 years earlier. Santosh is an excellent investigator despite a drink problem, exacerbated by his driving when his wife and children were killed. His current problems begin with a series of seemingly unrelated murders, all women, that follow a pattern. Strangulated with a yellow scarf with trinkets attached or surrounding them Santosh has a strong team, Mubeen the medical forensic expert, Hari, the technology geek and Nisha his top crime colleague. They are in the radar of the Jihadi outfits with potential outside threats from the powerful militant Mujahideen who have sympathies with the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Mumbai police are supportive of Santosh and his team as long as they are kept informed. Other figures of authority, particularly the Attorney general, Nalin D'Souza, are more autonomous. Powerful mobsters, Munna and his henchman, Nimboo are even more dangerous, with their widespread control of the Mumbai crime scene and access to potent weapons.

As the killings mount up daily, fresh enquiries link them to the nine avators of the Hindu Goddess, Durga. Santosh is struggling for clues to the killer's identity and to prevent further imminent, predictable killings. When Jack Morgan arrives in Mumbai, for personal reasons, the pace of the narrative steps up. The chase for the culprit requires detailed detective work and a large modicum of luck. Jack's organisation is seemingly being undermined. The finale is the best part of the story as the truth and motives behind the crimes are revealed with a potentially massive disaster pursued in nail-biting fashion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is the first James Patterson book I've never finished. Poor and disjointed character development contribute to difficulty in associating names. Writing is very poor and almost puerile in parts. In my opinion, very much out of character with his other books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An eighth great read 5 Sep 2014
By Chrissy
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Love the private series - all quite different with a story thread running through all. Struggled more with Indian names in this one, as wasn't sure if people were male or female, but good story line - gripping with lots of twists!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 8 Sep 2014
By sue p
Best James Patterson offering yet! I literally could not put it down, the pace was so fast moving I felt I had to keep reading to find out what happens next. I have read all the Private series and this is absolutely my favourite. I kind of guessed the murderer early on, but there was an unexpected twist at the end. Loved it!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Private series goes to Mumbia 30 Sep 2014
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When asked about James Patterson is he any good? I always say he is reliable and will always give you a good read. This is my first book in the Private series I have read and I am pleased to say that Private India hits the same mark. Santosh Wagh is the chief of the Mumbia office who lands a good old ritual serial killer case to solve. I think Ashwin Sanghi as co author has done an excellent job in adding the Indian flavour to this thriller making the circumstances of the murders feel more real. He also adds the right amount of background of Indian culture in explanation helping to crank up the atmosphere and is not without humour. My favourite line to describing Indian civil servants "It is a well known fact that Indian government servants reached their offices late and made up for it by leaving early". This atmosphere combined with Patterson's expertise in thrillers has produced a very fast paced and entertaining story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Grandad
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Usual great story from the Master cant wait for the next book , just cant get enough of his books I think I have every one he has written even some of the kids ones . If you have not read the nursery rhyme titles get them they are great as is the bennet novels.
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