Private London

Private London 2

(Private 2)

by James Patterson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2012

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SOMETIMES WHEN THE NIGHTMARE ENDS - THE TERROR IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING... 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 draws 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 only thing they don't have is the one thing they need - time. James Patterson's white-knuckle rollercoaster has just reached London. Buckle up, it's one hell of a ride!
ISBN:
9780099553489
9780099553489
Category:
Thriller / suspense
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2012
Publisher:
Cornerstone
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
496
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x31mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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  • OK

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    Kept my interest through the twists and turns.

  • not quite English

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    Private London, the first of the Private International series by James Patterson, is set in London and co-written with Mark Pearson. The head of Privates London branch, Dan Carter, is charged by Jack Morgan with keeping Hannah Shapiro, a young American woman with a wealthy and influential father, safe while she undertakes studies at the prestigious Chancellors University. When Hannah is abducted off the street, Dans ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, as part of the investigating team, suspects it may be linked to other recent abductions. Bodies are being found, mysteriously mutilated. Dan is under pressure to find Hannah before she becomes the victim of a bizarre serial killer. This is a fast-paced novel with plenty of action: murder, rape, kidnapping, hypnotic suggestion, organised crime, paedophile rings, missile guidance and organ theft. There are a few red herrings to keep it interesting, although I did not feel the sub-plot was well-explained or satisfactorily resolved. The characters were, on the whole, quite believable, although I thought Dan acted uncharacteristically navely with Annabelle. It has a bit of a London feel, but it is obviously written to an American readership, and the dialogue does not ring true: even though Dans use of American expressions is explained towards the end of the book, there are errors in other characters dialogue and in the narration. The usual Patterson short chapters: a quick read.