"The police can t help you "Former Marine helicopter pilot 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 world s most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases."The press will destroy you "Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multimillion dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of eighteen schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend s wife, Jack s former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private s resources to tracking down her killer."Only one place to turn: Private "But Jack doesn t have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, "Private" is James Patterson s sleekest, most exciting thriller ever."
Private is the place where secrets are kept -- or broken. Former CIA agent Jack Morgan inherits his father's renowned L.A. detective business, along with a caseload that tests him beyond endurance. An NFL gambling scandal and eighteen unsolved schoolgirl slayings is enough, but he also must turn all of Private's resources to solving the horrific murder of his best friend's wife. As he closes in on the killer, he must navigate a workplace imbroglio that could blow the roof off his elite agency.