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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 46 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 4, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009WWQ380
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That said, our heroes are enjoyable in the sense that they do have the advantage of solving crimes without having to be bound by local laws (they're private detectives not cops and somehow get away with a number of 'shortcuts'). This adds pace and unfortunately for our society some satisfaction to some of these stories. Private London was an "OK" read, but it was extremely predictable with the usual bad guys. Al Qaeda are not nice people. Israel and the rest of the Middle East don't see eye to eye. Kidnapping is evil. OK. I get that. Enough already. Find another vehicle for the antagonists.
I think that the best of the Private series were "Private" and "Private #1 Suspect". They were both written with Maxine Paetro, co-author with Patterson of the famed Women's Murder Club books. There just seemed to be more substance and less filler in those two entries.
Next up in January is Private Berlin...this one with Mark Sullivan who co-authored Private Games. Patterson is churning these out much too fast...but that is what happens with many franchise authors. Makes you feel that e-books have become the new paperbacks...just change the titles and characters names and let 'em rip. I think I'll wait for the reviews on Private Berlin before ordering it or better yet, look for more substantive authors.
Also, since this is one of the many books written by Patterson in conjunction with someone else, I was always trying to figure out what part Patterson played in writing this (and other Private) book(s).
Hannah Shapiro was kidnapped as an adolescent and witnessed unspeakable acts against her mother. Years later she is trying to put her life together and the past behind her. But the past has a way of finding you ....
Carter's ex-wife is pursuing another case - young women are turning up dead, their organs apparently harvested. She pursues the case and tries to put distance between herself and her ex.
The book is typical Patterson - short chapters, a quick read. He isn't Hemmingway and some of the plot devices are convenient, and some of the connections are a stretch but the twists in the plot keep the pages turning. Worth an afternoon.
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It took me THREE attempts to finally read this book and finish it.
1. It was very hard to follow.