Private London - Free Preview (The First 24 Chapters)

Private London - Free Preview (The First 24 Chapters)

by James Patterson, Mark Pearson

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The next explosive book in James Patterson's #1 bestselling Private series!

For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked.

Dan Carter drawn on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking... Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the one thing they don't have is the one thing they need--time.

(22,000 words)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455545377
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2012
Series: James Patterson's Private Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 85
Sales rank: 65,803
File size: 599 KB

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 240 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.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Private London - Free Preview (The First 25 Chapters) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. The plot is predictable, the characters are underdeveloped, and Patterson tried to write an English mystery in the voice of a very American film noire style. The only reason for reading a James Patterson book is the characters he creates, but even that is missing in this book. I kept reading to the end hoping for something to make it worth the effort, but I was entirely disappointed. I also find Patterson's style of breaking up a story into 2.5-page chapters as annoying as commercial breaks every 5 minutes during a movie. I definitely won't bother reading any other Private books, and probably will not bother with any books by this author.