Private L.A.

Private L.A.

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by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
     
 

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Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood.

Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.

When they disappear without a

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Overview

Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood.

Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.

When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.

Editorial Reviews

lorisreadingcorner.com
"Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides."
BookLoons.com
"Slick and suspenseful."
BookReporter.com
"PRIVATE mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series."
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Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides."—lorisreadingcorner.com"

Slick and suspenseful."—BookLoons.com"

PRIVATE mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling—and possibly surpassing—the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series."—BookReporter.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316211123
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Series:
Private Series, #7
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
477,400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

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Meet the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
Education:
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Website:
http://www.jamespatterson.com

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Private L.A. 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 110 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was burned by the last Alex Cross book, don't want to waste money on another incomplete book, whats happened to the James Patterson I have followed for years?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the old guy had lost his edge. I am not what he likes to think that I,m a "fan", I'm not, I'm a customer. He is a business that had started treating us like wr are without choice. I am still upset about his part 1 short story. I think he should supply part 2, free for anyone who bought part 1.
TerryTD More than 1 year ago
Very poor story line and boring! James Patterson is losing his "magic" in writing! Do not waste your money in buying this book. Use to love his books and his writing style. Well, not any more. This is the 2nd book in a row that I have been disappointed in reading. He is just turning books out too fast, and the story lines do not have substance like his earlier books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very great book, like always! :) James Patterson is the BEST writer ever.. his books never bore me. P.S. I hope Justine and Jack will make their relationship work.. just like Lindsay and Joe ♥♥♥
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maureen Timerman for Readers' Favorite Private L.A., by James Patterson and Mark T. Sullivan, is a heart in the throat, mind-boggling, grasp your seat, action packed book. Once you start you can’t let it go, and yes the main couple made me think of Brad and Angelina, or in this story, Tom and Jennifer. We have two main stories going on here, and a third in the background with Jack’s brother. Nothing is ever as it appears, or so it seems when delving into this book. Poor Justine, Jack’s right hand girl is now suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], and who wouldn’t with what happens to her. It rather makes you think of what our soldiers have been facing when they return home from the war zone. You will begin to wonder how anyone survives by the end of this book, there is so much action, and a lot of senseless killing, and it does come down to greed. This seems to be what the two primary themes are built on. First, non-existent people, huh? You will find out, oh yes, and people with no value of human life. The other is based on compassion, and doing good in the name of humanity, and yet is it all as it appears? We meet the adopted children of Tom and Jennifer, and their devoted staff, and wonder what is wrong with this perfect picture? Something is very shocking and sad. I love how, as the story unfolds, some of the tables become turned. So, if you're ready for a very action packed adventure and some serious situations, don’t miss this one. You feel like you are the one on the Pier, racing in a fast car, and being shot at various times. Enjoy!
MC45 More than 1 year ago
The author tries to juggle too many unrelated subplots -- Famous Hollywood couple is missing, ex-military types swindle money from California, hero's brother and mobsters want to frame or kill him, female detective has PTSD and guilt issues. The author nearly pulls it off, although I'm still wondering if California's money was ever recovered. The BEST part? A surprise performance from a pistol-packing, NRA-trained, grandmother! The reason I read it? Female computer geeks from Cal Poly SLO. It was a good yarn!
bmoruz More than 1 year ago
I love James Patterson but this was just more of the same. I felt like it was repetitive, not really super interesting or surprising. I think he needs to slow down and put out a higher quality book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An intense murder mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat. You'll get to know the killer, long before you realize who the killer is.....Twists and turns along the way which keeps you guessing.... some profanity though not as much as in other books by other authors. I couldn't put it down, even with the profanity which I did not appreciate.
L_L53 More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, but a little slow at times. The story was pretty good and there were the expected surprises. I'm not as fond of these Private books as I am the Cross books or the Women's Murder Club books. I enjoyed that this book was located in L.A. and I knew the ares that were mentioned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a true James Patterson book reader and Private L. A. was suspense filled as expected. The endings just leave you craving for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another James Patterson hit. I love the Private Series, and Patterson never fails to deliver.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can always count on James Patterson for a good story. It's a little unbelievable, but still a good read.
ST40 More than 1 year ago
AS usual unable to put book (Nook) down until finished and then wanted more. Easy read as all James Patterson's book are. Will be waiting for next Private book to come out. I also get all of James Patterson's books for the younger set for my Grandchildren which they love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Patterson is always a great read - buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fast read excellent plot. Patterson my favorite author at this time always puts out an excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this series by Patterson, and this was no exception. While it may have been a little predictable, it was fast paced and had enough plot twists to keep you interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the Private series and look forward to the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James patterson once again out did himself
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Started a little slow. Got exciting and finished in no time. Loved that it was set in Los Angeles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awful, just awful. The story line was garbage and incredibly boring. The only reason I finished the book was because I paid money for it. In hindsight, I should have donated it to the Goodwill after the first disc. 
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