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Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1)
Private - Jack Morgan, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
The police can't help you — Former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily -- and his staff of investigators uses the worl...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446572569
ISBN-10: 044657256X
Publication Date: 2/22/2011
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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moonsista avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I was disappointed in this book. There were three or four storylines going on and none of them got the attention they needed to really tell their stories. This book was actually quite boring. I really wanted to like the main character, Jack Morgan, but he's no Harry Bosch or Mike Bennett (I know Harry Bosch isn't a James Patterson character, I'm just using him as an example). I couldn't wait to finish this book so I could move to something else. I expected more from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This one was just okay for me ... Moved along at a nice pace but wasn't exactly a page turner
omalleym avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I am about halfway through and I think I am going to quit. I hate giving up on a book but there is just too much going on that I ended up not really caring about any of the storylines.
rahiemb avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Cool story. I was not all that impressed with the plot. It just seemed a little convoluted. And I am not a fan of Jack Morgan. Yes, this is a mystery, but it just seemed to be missing something. I guess Alex Cross has set the bar so high, it's not simple, not even for the master James Patterson to create a more memorable character.
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alterlisa avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 325 more book reviews
While admittedly I've been a little disappointed in the last few Patterson books I've read and while this wasn't one of those that I rambled on and on about how great or how crappy it was to my friends, I did enjoy it. It was a good read just not awesome. It wasn't one of those that you read from start to finish in one seating but I did enjoy the fast paced action and the multiple cases going on, though they did seem to wrap up rather effortlessly. Not much in the way of a twisted surprise ending either.
I try not to get hung up on the fact that it is a JAMES PATTERSON book but admittedly I do enjoy his older Alex Cross books, that weren't co-authored much better. I've been wanting to read his Women's Murder Club series but as I loved the TV show and these are co-authored books, I thought I'd leave it till the show fades a bit more from my memory. Once reading a series I kinda have a picture in my mind of the characters and don't want to mess with the Lindsey Boxer image. Alex Cross will always be Morgan Freeman to me which probably ramps up the expectations on any of the books in this series.
That said, one thing about Patterson, he sells a hella of a lot of books, so I'll continue to pick them up used on a swap site rather than buying new at over $20 a pop.
reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 2845 more book reviews
This is my second time around on this one, I had forgotten it and ordered it again by mistake so I re-read it----it is okay but it has too many different stories going on to keep up, too much computer stuff if you're not a geek about computers, too many characters to keep track of, I did like Jack Morgan and hope to read more about him however, I did get tired of his dreams--that was drawn out too much. I won't say don't read it but yet be aware of how long it takes to get to the conclusion of each storyline.
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Very good book.


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