Private: No 1 Suspect (Jack Morgan #2) – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Posted: March 19, 2013 in Review, thriller
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private no 1 suspectEx-marine Jack Morgan runs the largest security firm in the world – Private – with offices in 24 countries.  Returning home from a business trip, he finds his former girlfriend in their bed, dead, shot with Jack’s own gun.  Convinced of his guilt, the police are looking for evidence against him, not anyone else.

Private steps in to find the real killer, while juggling other cases; a killer targeting business in hotels owned by the same person, an out of control movie star, and finding a stolen van full of illegal prescription drugs.  Jack is dealing with the grief of losing his ex-girlfriend, while trying to win back a former lover and work colleague.  Hovering in the wings is a pretty hotel owner he likes.

I enjoyed this book; the intertwine of the various cases made for an intriguing read, and the chapters were short enough to remember details as the characters POV changed.

The plot was fast paced with plenty of action, and the characters were likeable (if they were the good guys).  I was a bit exasperated with Jack sometimes; he was a nice guy but doesn’t think when it comes to women.  Wanting to reconcile with Justine while waiting for Jinx to bring dinner?  What a jerk.  Only he’s not a jerk, just confused.

Good if you want an easy read with plenty of action and some mystery.

Arrow Books

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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