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Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1)
Private - Jack Morgan, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Former Marine and CIA agent Jack Morgan inherits his father's renowned security and detective business--along with a case load that tests him to the breaking point. Getting to the bottom of an NFL gambling scandal and an unsolved LAPD investigation into 18 school girl slayings would be enough.  On top of all that, Morgan takes on solvin...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316096157
ISBN-10: 0316096156
Publication Date: 6/28/2010
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 224 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: 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.
buttaflies79 avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 61 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I found this book a little confusing. It had 3 events unfolding at once...It all involved Jack who ran "Private" a PI firm. I liked how it had twists and turns that are definitely Mr. Patterson's trademark. It was a good book overall.
perryfran avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 972 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another page-turner from Patterson, et al. This apparently will be a new series from Patterson featuring the PI firm Private. Overall, I did enjoy this one with a new cast of characters although I thought there were maybe one too many storylines going on - I really didn't see the need for the football fixing angle. The schoolgirl murders were most in line with other Patterson thrillers and I thought this part of the novel could have been fleshed out a little more. But in the end, I would give this one a mild recommendation and I will probably read the next "Private" novel when it comes out.
jdyinva avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 408 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I was truly impressed with this book. Three crimes investigated by Jack Morgan's firm "Private" - a new series with great promise. Jack is hot, brilliant - with some personal problems that make him vulnerable and quite human. A great cast of characters, love interests and some really nasty villians. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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
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kempy avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
James Patterson is one of my favorite authors and he did not disappoint with whis one. The plot moves fast and its a book you do not want to set down
reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on
Just another smash hit from James Patterson!! I just wish he would write faster ;)
reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Private was definitely an introductory book, scratching the surface of many different characters. The story was good, but it felt more like a book getting your feet wet to the different characters that will be seen in the Jack Morgan series. I am glad Patterson has started a new series and will continue to read the Morgan books.
alterlisa avatar reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 328 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 + 2921 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.
reviewed Private (Jack Morgan, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Very good book.

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