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Private London: (Private 2)

Private London: (Private 2) [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson
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A hard-hitting thriller set in the London office of the world's most exclusive detective agency

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SOMETIMES WHEN THE NIGHTMARE ENDS – THE TERROR IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private – the world’s most exclusive detective agency – saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can’t flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found, some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked.Dan Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking… Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the only thing they don’t have is the one thing they need – time.James Patterson’s white-knuckle rollercoaster has just reached London. Buckle up, it’s one hell of a ride!

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James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led to him forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 16 Jun 2011
A typical James Patterson thriller, fast-paced, action-filled adventure filled with handsome heroes and gorgeous women. Don't get me wrong, that's not a complaint, in fact I read the book in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed every paragraph, but don't expect a literary masterpiece because you're not going to get one.

If you want to take your brain off the hook for a few hours and visit a world full of beautiful, rich people and nasty villians then this is the book for you.

The story is not overly complicated, but JP's style of writing (short chapters, some no more than 1 page) makes it easy reading and the plot is good enough for the ending not to be too obvious.

I suppose if I had one minor criticism it would be that though the book is set in London, the English characters still speak like Americans i.e. elevator and not lift, but at least JP has done his homework unlike one American author who, much to my annoyance, referred to a £100 note!

Apart from that negligible complaint, JP, as always, is a safe bet and I eagerly wait for his next book to be published.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Coming back to form 25 April 2012
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The Private series is relatively new. It follows the same formula as all James Patterson books, short chapters, easy prose and fast moving action. With each series you are dependent upon the co-author and Mark Pearson seems one of the better ones.

The basic storyline is nothing new: rich girl gets killed, several years later daughter is in danger, (or is she?) exclusive detective agency led by rugged, attractive former war hero is engaged to sort it out? But the plot moves swiftly and there are enough plot twists - personal connections, unsure allegiances, regular murders or war stories - to keep the mind engaged.

The main characters are not especially deeply sketched and all are unfeasibly attractive and indestructable but it doesn't really matter. When you read a James Patterson novel you are not going to confuse it with reality

So for a pleasant book you can read in a couple of sessions on the train, or an afternoon on the beach, this is a good choice.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful 19 Oct 2011
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There are so many things wrong with this dreadful, unimaginative book that I barely know where to start, but here goes:

The characters are woefully thin, making any empathy with them impossible. There are constant attempts to impress the reader with pointless materialistic references to how new, shiny and expensive things are, and the plot is risible.

However, by far the most irritating aspect is the entirely american vocabulary used by supposedly british characters. This occurs throughout, and is frequently applied to slang expressions (a woman is described as a "cooze" at one point - a word only heard in the UK when watching the Sopranos). The most toe-curling example is the main character's mental calculation of the cost of something (see pointless materialism, above) which he thinks of in "bucks," as no Londoner has ever done in recorded history.

Note to Messrs Patterson & Pearson: if you can't be bothered to reflect even the basic vernacular of a foreign country, please stick to US-based plots in future.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping 9 Mar 2012
By frog77
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I could tell from the beggining that this was going to be a good read, and it was. Brilliant story line.Action all the way through,. Although always a bit dubious when James Patterson has a co-writer i was pleasantly suprised by their technique. Look forward to more similar reads.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Private London 6 Aug 2011
Brilliant read yet again from James Patterson, holds your attention, and its not who you think it is (if like me you get an idea of who the nasty is), I have found it difficult to put down long enough to put the washing machine on!! well done Mr Patterson!.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 17 April 2012
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This is one of my favourite authors. Reading begins and ends the same evening, showing I am unable to put the book down until I reach the end.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh yes! He's back! 12 Jun 2011
By E. Heckingbottom TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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James Patterson is back!

He's finally found a co~writer who can really write and the result is an intriguing book with all the twists and turns in the plot that you would have hoped for in an earlier Patterson title.

Having quite enjoyed Private, I gave this book a try and was not disappointed. In fact, I really enjoyed it and found it hard to put down. Although no great work of fiction, there is a lot going on in it and it is the sort of book which is hard to put down.

Highly recommended; particularly for holiday reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't read it if you are English. 24 Jun 2014
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It's really annoying as it keeps stating the obvious if you are Emglish I think the main audience must be American, I read it on Holiday and had to force myself to finish it so I could go onto something much better.
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