I saw this book in Barnes and Nobles a couple of months ago and with me being a fan of James Patterson novels I had to read it.
Private is an investigation company composed of top notch detectives and cutting edge technology with multiple offices around the world. The company is now launching it’s next office in Australia when a deaf, Asian man, bloodied and hurt crashes the launch party. As the team investigates his case bodies of murdered Suburban housewives litter the streets. The members of Private certainly have their hands full with horrendous crimes.
Let me start off by saying that I was salty as hell! Meaning I thought this was a stand alone book but it turns out this is the seventh book in a series. Seventh! But honestly, you don’t really miss much. As I said before, I am a fan of James Patterson and I believe this is the first adult book I have ever read by him. And….I was not impressed. The synopsis of this book gave the impression that there was a lot of action and intrigue going one especially since it sounded like a murder mystery but that’s not the vibe I was getting. The book read more like one of Patterson’s adolescent novels instead of an adult one. Also, there were two many cases the detectives were trying to solve. I thought the book was mainly about the botched kidnapping of the Asian man but it turns out the crew were also investigated two more crimes at the same time. As I was reading the premise of the story reminded me of a book series I read last year called the FI series or Forensic Instincts series (read book review here).
Maybe I need to read the other six book of the series to really feel something but I think Patterson (along with co-author Michael White) could’ve done a better job.
Overall, I give it a 2/5.
Until next time.