Source for ‘The Book’ section : From Goodreads
Unsolvable cases : Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world’s most effective investigation firm–sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private’s investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world–and they always uncover the truth.
Impossible murders : When his former lover is found murdered in Jack Morgan’s bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties.
The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan : While Jack is fighting for his life, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realizes he is confronting the cleverest and most powerful enemies ever. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.
I was determined to complete this series as the lead character Jack is someone I enjoy reading about. The fact that he has an evil twin brother makes him even more exciting (not to mention that it gives me the feel of a good Bollywood movie minus the song and dance sequences).
Private #1 Suspect is a good read, entertaining to say the least and has short happening chapters. I would not rate it amongst his best work though. If you have read James Patterson books you would know that many of his books (not all) lack depth either in the characterization or in the plot. “Private #1 Suspect” deserves one such complaint as the mysteries appeared to have just been thrown in there.
I like Jack Morgan but I felt that his reaction to his ex-girlfriend’s murder (in his house) was not appropriate. For someone who was being suspected for murder, he did cope up fairly nicely by developing feelings for a new woman. I liked how the book started off with the murder, but after a few chapters the plot started to drag and almost got to a point of boring. The ending was abrupt and predictable but portrayed well. The twists in the plot were much-needed and kept the interest on the book alive.
I will rate this a 4 on 5 in spite of all the complaints as I surely think this is an enjoyable weekend read (maybe even a weekday, if you don’t have a crazy life as I do – which I highly doubt!!).
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