Intrigue is three levels deep in James Patterson’s new novel, Private: Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, London, Chicago, Paris, Frankfort, Tokyo, Rome. Jack Morgan, owner of Private, a renowned investigation company, is searching for the murderer of his best friend’s wife while an NFL betting scandal involving referees is a priority case taking him to Las Vegas. Now another schoolgirl in the area has been murdered making her number twelve and Private is working on the case pro bono in a controversial arrangement with LAPD.
Jack is suffering from demented dreams as he has flashbacks from a helicopter crash in Vietnam. There is something regarding the helicopter crash that he cannot recall that plagues his waking hours.
Action and multiple storylines keep the pages turning quickly in this thriller.