Private London

Private London

Book - 2012
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Private goes on the hunt for London's most feared killer since Jack the Ripper.

For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.

In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro.

Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world...but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?



Publisher: New York : Arrow Books, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9781455515547
9781455515554
9780099553489
Characteristics: 489 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Mark 1960-

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paul12_2
Jun 29, 2017

Was ok but not great he wrote better novels

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fantasyqueen
Jul 17, 2016

the Private series is good, but the plots are pretty much all the same, with names and locations changed. Not Patterson's best work in my opinion

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cpdemers
Feb 01, 2016

If you're new to Patterson and want to start on a high, pick this.

The Private series uses a handful of co-authors and the same stable of core characters set in international locations to heighten the intrigue. Sometimes it works ok, (Private, #1 Suspect), sometimes its awful (Private India) and sometimes it cannot be out down, as in Private London.

I can only guess that the chemistry between writers is as variable as the weather but here with Mark Pearson Patterson gets it right. You will to put this down, you will not be disappointed and you will be surprised.

Trying Patterson for the first time? Start in London.

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rahmmie
Aug 06, 2015

This was a fun read. It was fast-paced, and although it was totally unbelievable that was part of what made it fun

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pea46
May 22, 2014

Confusing - too many characters. I ended up bored with the whole thing and didn't even finish.

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cmb8
Jun 12, 2013

enjoyed

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picturistic
Mar 22, 2013

Not a bad read although kind of predictable!

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Mauschen51
Feb 11, 2013

Very excited to get this...this Private is not up to the others at all...did not even finish..confusing..

akasq Feb 05, 2013

The 4th in the private series is as
good as the 1st 3, not up to 5 stars
but enjoyable just the same.
Maybe less characters or plot
may have helped.

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vp61651825
Jan 30, 2013

Found it disappointing and not up to the standard I expect from James Patterson.

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Ranie_Elias Jan 07, 2013

A young girl witnesses her mother being raped and killed brutally as Jack Morgan saves her and 20 years later...Dan Carter is assigned to protect her as she goes to a Universary in London, where she is kidnapped after leaving a local bar with friends....

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