Private Vegas : Private (Patterson)

  • by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by Jay Snyder
  • Series: Private (Patterson)
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds - especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides - and then he teaches them how to kill.
Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin - and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before. Private Vegas brings James Patterson's Private series to a sensational new level.

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Not Patterson's Best Work

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. I felt the storyline lacked substance and imagination. I've heard all these stories before. Not familiar with Maxine Paetro so I can't comment of that.. I really enjoyed the first Private book and was expecting great things from this one. Two men from a foreign country that kill and rape women, but get diplomatic immunity; an employee of Private that is tried for murdering an old girl friend, and then there is the continuing dysfunctional relationship between the twin brothers. I find it difficult to believe that twin brothers could really cause the other so much pain.


Would you recommend Private Vegas to your friends? Why or why not?

Not this time. Same reasons as stated above.


Did Jay Snyder do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Snyder did a good job with what he had to wok with. His attempt to make the book more mellow dramatic than it was did not succeed.


Do you think Private Vegas needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely not. Only a part of the story actually took place in Las Vegas and there wasn't much left at the end of the book to work with.


Any additional comments?

The novel lacked feeling and sensitivity and the characters seemed shallow and forced. I was on a lengthy road trip and it served it's purpose. It kept my mind off the long stretches of open roads.

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- Eve

Another "Private" Disappointment

I love this concept BUT.... This was my 4th listen in the Private series.... and will likely be my last. I love the concept of the exclusive high-end celebrity security firm and Book One delivered but not the past three. This one has nothing to do with Las Vegas.

Do Patterson / Paetro churn these out over a long week-end? I'll stick w/ Michael Bennett and the Murder Club.
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- Mel "Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio