Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Private: #1 Suspect (Jack Morgan) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Private #1 Suspect" the 2nd book in his Jack Morgan series by James Patterson.

Product Description

Unsolvable cases

Since former 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 Morgan's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties.

The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan

While Jack is fighting for his life, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realizes he is confronting the cleverest and most powerful enemies ever. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

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 230 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.

Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels, two works of nonfiction, and the coauthor of seven books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.

Product Details
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition (January 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316097403
ISBN-13: 978-0316097406

My Review:

Jack Morgan is a ex-marine who owns the glitzy Private Security agency that everyone goes to help them investigate tough cases.

Jack returns home exhausted to find his former girlfriend Colleen murdered in his bed.  All the evidence points to Jack being the culprit especially when his own gun is found near his home.  Jack vehemently proclaims his innnocent and now it's up to his Private employees to prove his innocence.

On top of this he has three other cases going on. The first is mobster client Carmine Noccia who wants him to investigate the hijacking of his shipment of thirty million dollars worth of Oxycodone.  Why would Jack take this case?

The second client is beautiful and desperate owner of three upscale chain hotels who is losing business.  Someone seems to be killing men who use escort services in their rooms.  The owner and all the guests are keeping secrets.

Finally a film star might be guilty of statutory rape, kidnapping and murder.  But are they really guilty - you will have to read to find out!

Also Jack's love life is going downhill when his current girlfriend finds out his former one isn't really former as she should be.  I hope they resolve their problem since I really like them together.

I really enjoyed this book with it's interesting and intriguing characters, fast paced action and twists and turns.


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