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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Century (12 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184605785X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846057854
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.8 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Jack Morgan is accused of a horrific murder - and not even his own world-class investigators can prove he didn't do it.

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Jack Morgan is accused of a horrific murder - and not even his own world-class investigators can prove he didn't do it.

Unsolvable cases

Since former US Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm - sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world - and they always uncover the truth.

Impossible murders

When his former lover is found murdered in Jack's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation and fighting to clear his name, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful owner of a chain of luxury hotels persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her high-class establishments.

The number one suspect is Jack Morgan

With Jack and his team stretched to breaking point, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realises he is facing his biggest challenge yet.

With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, Private: No. 1 Suspect is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.


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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 12 April 2012
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This introduces us to numerous characters in the first part of the book. Jack Morgan is head of Private Investigation. This is a crack top-notch organisation. What we are served up is a series of stories with little connection. Jack's former lover Colleen Molloy is found dead in Jack's bed and he is the prime suspect. Meanwhile his organisation is asked to investigate the serial murders of a hotel owner, the recovery of a high-jacked vehicle containing millions of dollars of narcotics, and the misdemeanours of a movie star. Jack Morgan's colleagues, notably Justine Smith, plus old war veteran comrade Rick Del Rio and partner Emilio Cruz with young Scotty seem to do all the investigative work in the old undercover interrogative subtle style. The Multimillion forensics facilities and high-tec computer tehnology are hardly used. The appearance of Jack's twin brother,Tommy,arises, recollecting family history and although integral to the story is difficult to believe as a realistic character. The last chapters generate excitement even if somewhat predictable although some surprise turns are there that are unexpected even if they take up readers' time to get there.

Worth a read but generally slow to warm up and long-winded.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Dr Evil TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 April 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'll start off by saying that I hated the first book in this new series, Private. The plots were all over the place and had no real point to them. The characters were so one dimensional and irritating. And worst of all it felt like it was written for people who have never read a book before. I was then highly recommended it's follow-up Private London, which had a new set of characters, was set in England and had a decent plot and I actually really enjoyed it. Because I liked the sequel I thought I'd give Private No 1 Suspect a go and I am sad to say that this one is even worse than the first book.

First of all, those terrible characters from the first book return and are even more wooden and annoying than ever. I actually think that Jack Morgan is possibly the worst protagonist in any book I have ever read. Again the unrelated and pointless cases that the team are investigating take us the long way round trying to solve as they all drag on for what feels like forever. Keeping in mind that Private is supposed to be a multi-million dollar company with state of the art computer equipment, they still manage to do everything the old fashioned ways, taking the longest possible time to investigate anything. Everything is also very convenient making the story even more unbelievable (such as Jack's evil twin brother - I mean, come on!) , nothing can be described without putting its monetary value on it, and there are absolutely no twists or surprises at all.

I don't know why I keep reading James Patterson's books beyond the Alex Cross and WMC ones as generally they are pretty awful these days, with very occasional exceptions. I only finished this one as I had paid for it or I wouldn't have bothered. I would highly recommend steering clear of this stinker!
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By Cloggie Downunder TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Sept. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Private No.1 Suspect is the second book in the Jack Morgan series by James Patterson. At first sight I thought that, wonder of wonders, Patterson had done this one all by himself. But then I noticed in very faint print at the bottom of the front cover, Maxine Paetro's name. So, co-written, once again. Private Investigations, Jack Morgan's very exclusive investigation firm, is handling several cases: a Mafia boss wants Private to find his hijacked shipment of prescription drugs; a hotel owner wants Private to find the person who is garrotting male guests; a movie producer wants Private to keep his young star out of trouble with young girls; and, at the top of Jack Morgan's list is finding who murdered his colleague and ex-lover, Colleen Molloy, in Jack's bedroom with his own gun, a crime for which he is the number one suspect. There is plenty of action in the form of fisticuffs, gunplay and car chases, some jail time and court-room scenes, some not-terribly-clever detective work, a bit of double-crossing the Mob and a rather bizarre confrontation with Jack's evil twin brother, Tommy. Patterson's trade-mark short chapters mean about 300 pages of reading in a 400-page book. An OK read.
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By dc61 on 24 April 2013
Format: Hardcover
As always, James Patterson books are very readable. This was enjoyable and I found I read it very quickly due to his short chapter style. Have to say that, initially, I thought I had preferred the Alex Cross and Women's Detectives series but, actually, after getting into the book and understanding all the individual characters, this was a very enjoyable read. Loved the totally unexpected aspects to the story - especially Ghost! That is a clever part of the story and certainly caught me out! All in all an excellent read which I felt ended too quickly for me! But then again I did find myself totally engrossed to the point where I couldn't stop reading it which might have made it quicker to read!!!!!
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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2014
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It's all go at Private LA. Jack returns home from a business trip to find his ex girlfriend shot dead on his bed. He is promptly arrested. At the same time he is strong armed into finding a mob boss's hijacked drugs, convinced to protect a movie star and cajoled into looking for a serial killer who is strangling business men in hotel rooms. Is it likely? Certainly not. Is it a fun read? Definitely. This is light escapism which offers a large plot to keep you interested but which requires no deep thing to keep up. It's well worth it if you just want a few hours out.
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