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Private L.A.: (Private 7)

Private L.A.: (Private 7) [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson
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"PRIVATE mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series." """

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The new novel in James Patterson's bestselling Private series

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining thriller 5 Jan 2014
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This novel is one of a series which concentrates on a PI firm led by Jack Morgan - I hadn't read any others in the series and this didn't spoil my enjoyment.

There are three interwoven plot lines here - Jack's problems with his brother (the only bit where I could have done with some information from previous books), a threat from a terrorist group, and the disappearance of two major film stars in unusual circumstances. The author moves around from one story line to another but it is very easy to follow the different sub-plots. The characterisation is not very deep but the characters are not entirely cardboard and there is some interesting stuff about PTSD and how it affects people.

This is highly entertaining writing and an enjoyable thriller of the sort for which this author is known. It doesn't do to get too picky about the details of the plot or how realistic it would be for the firm to be called in to handle these investigations - you need to suspend a bit of disbelief and just enjoy the journey. This is an easy to read thriller, presented in short chapters, full of action and with some witty banter - if that is the sort of novel that you like (and I do from time to time) or you are a fan of this author or David Baldacci, then you will very much enjoy this. I received a free copy of this novel via NetGalley.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fast paced 5 Jan 2014
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A good read with a few unexpected twists but let down by some very predictable plot lines which were telegraphed many chapters beforehand. Private needs to move on from the Carmine/Tommy subplot which is getting a bit old now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed 5 Mar 2014
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i'm a massive fan of james and read every alex cross,every womens murder club,every michael bennett and every private book going so i think i know a bit about the way he writes!! but this book never really gets going,theres no suspense and nothing to really hold the reader. i was very disappointed and just hope its a one off blip.its just not up to james' normal work.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 19 Jan 2014
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Being a huge fan of James Patterson I have enjoyed all the Private novels so far. They are exciting and keep you glued to the pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the previous books 31 Jan 2014
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I think James Patterson is now running out of ideas with this series. Some of the story was a little far fetched
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just the tonic 22 July 2014
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I always have mixed feelings with the Private series of books, which have taken the reader all over the world from LA to London via Berlin & Australia. Every time we go to a new location, we are introduced (with the exception of Jack Morgan) to a new series of characters who are often never to be seen again.

This is different to the Private series based in America where the reader is reintroduced to previous characters and this often leads to better stories. It is pleasing to report that this is certainly the case with Private LA,

In this case, the authors have successfully created a story full of tension and suspense with bucket loads of bad guys that are wreaking havoc and mayhem.

The plot is simple, but effective, with enough twists and turns to please the reader. Put simply, it is a good summer time read that doesn't tax the brain too much.

Just what I needed during this hot weather!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars loved it 11 Mar 2014
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What can I say I enjoyed it but not one of his best. I will still keep reading James Patterson.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!!!! 12 Feb 2014
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Love the Private series....can't wait for the next one!!! Where in the world will he go next... Thanks James the best
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