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Product Details

  • Series: Private
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (August 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455529788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455529780
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the Private series!

"A thrill-a-minute, plot-driven story full of twists and turns...an addictive read from first page to last."—BookReporter.com on Private Games

"[A] classy thriller...clips along with twists and turns that come at you from all angles...The talented writing team has scorched the road of suspense and set it on fire."—NightsandWeekends.com on Private: #1 Suspect

"Jack Morgan is a great protagonist...Bring on even more Private."—TheMysteryReader.com on Private

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 280 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

More About the Author

It is no surprise that in January, 2010, The New York Times Magazine featured James Patterson on its cover and hailed him as having "transformed book publishing," and that Time magazine hailed him as "The Man Who Can't Miss." Recently, NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams profiled Patterson's prolific career, AARP named him one of the "50 Most Influential People Who Make Our Days a Little Brighter," and Variety featured him in a cover story highlighting his adventures in Hollywood.

In 2013, it was estimated that one-in-five of all hardcover suspense/thriller novels sold was written by James Patterson, his books have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, and he holds the Guinness record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of any author. And his success isn't based solely on thrillers like the perennially popular Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett series. Patterson is now also the current bestselling author in the young adult and middle grade categories.

He's been called the busiest man in publishing, and that's not just because of his own books. For the past decade, James has been devoting more and more of his time to championing books and reading. From the James Patterson Pageturner Awards, to his website ReadKiddoRead.com, to his College Book Bucks scholarships and his regular donations of hundreds of thousands of books to schools here in the states and troops overseas (see interviews on Fox & Friends, The Dennis Miller Radio Show and CNN.com), Patterson has passed on his passion of books and reading and supported those who do the same. Jim personally funded a major ad campaign re-printing a recent opinion piece on CNN.com about how it is our responsibility to get our kids reading. The ad has run in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and USA Today. Those ads are a call to action to parents to make their kids reading a top priority; and were featured by USA Today here. Patterson believes that we cannot rely on schools, teachers or the government to get our kids reading; only parents can make this crucial change in the reading habits of our kids. Here are links to some interviews on his first-ever dual lay down (two books, one for parents and one for kids, in one day): AOL's You've Got, NBC's "Today Show" with Hoda and Kathie Lee, USA Today and Family Circle, NBC's "Today Show" with Al Roker, as well as an interview with AARP.

Customer Reviews

His books keep you guessing.
Susan Frank
There seems to be no coherent plot - lots of little bits, with no development and no depth - and it jumps around all over the place.
Elena
I absolutely love the Private series, can't wait for next one to come out.
Alice Greene
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JP Windle on August 2, 2013
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I love the Private Series....this is one of the very best series James Patterson has written. Was hooked on the Alex Cross books, but now can't wait for this new series to be published. Enjoy it more than any other books he writes. Excellent stories that keep you entertained to the very last page!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nichols on September 18, 2013
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This book was another fantastic Patterson read. The Private agency books always have multiple twists and turns and this book is no exception. Looking forward to the next "private adventure!w
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia L. Johnson on July 30, 2013
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Really like the "Private" series. I am not sure why these books are not readily available like his other novels. I havae never read a bad James Patterson!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Emmerson on May 25, 2014
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Wow! I cannot believe that this is the same James Patterson who gave us the Alex Cross series and Private games. I am not sure whether JP had a hand in writing it or whether he in fact has even read it. It is that bad. I carried on reading the book hoping that it would get better. It did not.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Gill on September 1, 2013
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I think JP is spewing out books from a factory these days as too many are very average.Come on you can do better
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debby Birch on July 25, 2014
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I love the Private series, characters believable, plots interesting! This one, however had too many of both. He would move onto a character and a crime, and I'd think "who? What?". It made me think I wasn't paying attention. Maybe I wasn't, which in itself says something I think. I will continue to look forward to the Private series. But I did miss the LA characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nestor A on September 7, 2013
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Good Book reading was suspenseful and entertaining. Another excellent one from James Pattersons Private series. No Jack Morgan in this one but plenty of excitement anyway
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol-Ann on August 18, 2013
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As always, the Private series is an entertaining read. Whilst I enjoyed it, it felt a bit confusing with so many cases going on at the same time and also a little bit vague and light in some parts. Not quite as good as the Michael Bennett series, but certainly entertaining to read.
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