Private Moscow

James Patterson

The best international investigation series since Jason Bourne.   In this action-packed thriller, an invitation from an old friend draws Private investigative agency founder Jack Morgan into a deadly conspiracy.   On a cold January morning, Jack Morgan stands inside the New York Stock Exchange with his former US Marine comrade whose company is being launched onto the market, eagerly awaiting the opening bell. more

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480 pages, Paperback
First published Grand Central Publishing

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James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Tiger Woods, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, ten Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

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Paromjit
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I decided to read this because I had read a Adam Hamdy thriller at the end of last year which I had very much enjoyed. This is the latest in a Patterson series that I have never read before, so the central protagonist, former marine Jack Morgan, who runs a successful international private investigations enterprise, is new to me. Jack's friend, tech billionaire Karl Parker runs Silverlink International and though the two hadn't seen each other for a while, a worried Karl arranges a meeting. To Jack's horror, Karl is assassinated in front of his eyes at the NY Stock Exchange, for which an unknown group, the Ninety-nine Percent claim responsibility. However, Jack does not believe this for one second, as Karl's widow, Victoria turns to him to get to the bottom of his death. more


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Ceecee
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Jim Morgan is at the New York Stock Exchange with his former marine flight instructor Karl Parker, now a very successful business man when Karl is assassinated. Meanwhile in Moscow Yana Petrova is killed in an explosion at a restaurant. Maxim Yenen, an oligarch, hires Private Moscow headed by Dinara Orlova ex FSB and Leonid Boykov ex Moscow police to investigate why. Do these seemingly random events link in some way. The story takes us from the USA to Russia and back again in this high octane thriller. more


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Matt
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Turning to one of James Patterson’s central series, I encountered a new collaborator for the experience. Adam Hamdy brings some of his own perspective in a series that takes the reader all over the world. Jack Morgan, head of Private, has been invited to New York to discuss an issue with a friend. When Karl Parker is gunned down as soon as the bell goes at the New York Stock Exchange, Morgan goes into work mode and tries to capture the killer, but the wily individual gets away. Morgan works with his New York counterpart to begin investigating, learning that there is a target list, one which includes a newspaper mogul next. more


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Vanessa Menezes
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Jack Morgan is invited by his his friend and former US Marine comrade, Karl Parker, to meet him before the launch of his company on the New York Stock Exchange, only to witness his friends's assassination before the opening bell is rung. Jack is approached by the victim’s wife to find her husband's killer irrespective of the cost. He accepts the case, and his investigation leads him to Russia. Meanwhile, Private Moscow, which is currently out of any active cases, gets hired by a top Russian businessman asks them to investigate the murder of Yana Petrova. With minimal amount of information in their hands, Dinara and Loenid set out to investigate which in turn puts their lives at risk. more


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John Kelly
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From Wall Street to the icy depths of Russia, 'Private Moscow' will plunge you into a world of heart-stopping action, nail-biting suspense, and twisted secrets……Book InformationPrivate Moscow, written by James Patterson & Adam Hamdy, is a 480-page thriller republished on June 13, 2023. James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. Adam Hamdy is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and screenwriter. This is the 15th book in the Private series which Patterson pens with various authors. Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with an advance reader copy of this book for review. more


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Aniruddha M
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Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
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Massive James Patterson fan here. I have read all of the Private books and have to say that it is one of my favourite series of his. Jack Morgan is a fantastic character and will stop at nothing to get the job done. These books can easily be read as a stand alone so don’t worry if you haven’t read the other 14 books. These books are full of action and adventure, plenty of shoot outs and car chases. more


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Natalie M
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3. 5⭐️ better than average espionage read. Jack Morgan is back and central to the plot this time. He is rapidly drawn into a saga which is clearly going down the espionage/spy route when Russia features a few pages in. The downside was the fact it felt like it was being written by two people - not of the same style or quality. more


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Scott
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First of all, I am a reader of most the books written (at least co-written to some degree) by James Patterson. I would not necessarily call myself a huge fan because I consider his plots to be a bit formula driven, predictable, and not necessarily challenging to read. However, I tend to find him to be a quick and easy read with some of the books and series better than others. He is my escape author that provides a nice two to three-day distraction. His "Private" series used to be one of my favorite series of his, but he hasn’t written any for a couple of years. more


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Adah Udechukwu
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Private Moscow was action-packed from start to finish. more


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8stitches 9lives
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Private Moscow is the fifteenth instalment in the Private series and provided you can suspend your disbelief at some of the happenings, you are in for a wildly entertaining and dangerous high stakes thriller. Karl Parker, a former Marine and noted African-American telecoms magnate, is killed during an attempted kidnapping that goes badly wrong. His wife, Victoria, hires Jack Morgan, an old comrade and friend, to get to the truth. In Moscow, Yana Petrov, an unassuming office worker, is brutally murdered in what looks like a gangland execution. Dinara Orlov, the head of Private Moscow, is made an offer she can’t refuse and agrees to investigate Petrov’s death. more


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Jeremy Peers
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Private Moscow is a fun ride. How have I missed this series for so long. Jack Morgan, the head of Private--an international investigation firm, has been asked by an old friend to join him at the NYSE for his friends' IPO. As the bell counts down, his friend is assassinated. Determined to learn why. more


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The Gist
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This is the 15th book in the Private series. If you're a fan of the series or James Patterson then you'll enjoy this book. There's a reason that James Patterson has such a vast audience of readers. He has a way of touching and pulling his readers into his stories. This one is no different. more


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Hannah
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Private Moscow is another page-turner and high-octane action thriller by James Patterson. Karl Parker is murdered on the stock exchange floor as he is about to ring the opening bell. Jack Morgan, there to celebrate his friends’ success, immediately springs into action, chasing the murderer through the snowy streets of New York City, relentless in his pursuit to find out who killed his mentor and why. A mysterious group calling themselves the 99 claim responsibility and continue their killing spree, declaring to have targeted wealthy individuals (the 1%), because of wealth inequality. But Jack Morgan suspects the 99 group has a different motive altogether. more


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Lulu
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I dived into this one not knowing it was book 15 in a series. 😩 But that doesn’t matter. It read great as a stand-alone and now I’m determined to go back to book 1 and get caught up on this series. I’ve read quite a few of James Patterson’s thrillers and this was definitely one of the more enjoyable ones. I’ve really got no complaints and I’d recommend this to fans of fast paced thrillers. more


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Heather Trevis
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This is a well-written, fast-paced novel for lovers of action fiction. It begins with Jack Morgan, superstar detective, witnessing the assassination of a good friend and, determined to bring the killer to justice, he becomes involved in a complicated case involving espionage and other killings. Although frequently implausible if you love escapist action-packed thrillers this is for you. If, like me, you prefer more character-driven novels it might leave you cold. Despite all the drama, there wasn’t a single moment when I feared for the safety of the heroic main protagonist and all the characters were pretty one-dimensional so, for me, I’m afraid it wasn’t a page-turner. more


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Rozanne Visagie
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*Disclaimer: I was kindly gifted a copy of this book by Penguin Random House SA in exchange for an honest review. ♧PUBLISHED: September 2019 ♧ PAGES: 448 ♧ GENRE: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense ♧Have you ever read a book and was surprised by how good it is. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Private Moscow, the latest book in the Private series written by the world's bestselling author James Patterson and Adam Hamdy. The action and suspense kept me at the edge of my seat. If you want a suspenseful thriller with a side of mystery and action, you have to make this your next read. more


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Monnie
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Hard to believe this is the 15th book in the Private series - several of which I've read; at this point, in fact, it's my favorite of the Patterson-Author Du Jour offerings. It's also the first, I believe, with co-author Adam Hamdy, and my gut reaction when I finished was the meshing of the two voices needs a little more work; there were a few spots when the writing switch wasn't totally seamless. Other than that, though, the whole thing is another slam-bam page-turner, this time set mostly in, well, the obvious. Can Private founder Jack Morgan identify and thwart the roots of all evil that threatens the very future of the United States - and maybe the entire world - before someone thwarts him permanently. Well, of course - otherwise it would be the end of the series - but the devil (in the form of a really nasty Russian guy) is in the details. more


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Kevin
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5*Definitely the best Private novel to date. more


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Shannon
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Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for the arc of Private Moscow by James Patterson and Adam Hamdy. This follows Karl Parker who is a former Marine and a African-American telecoms magnate. He is killed during an attempted kidnapping that goes badly wrong. His wife, Victoria, hires Jack who is an old comrade and friend, to find out what the truth actually is. In Moscow, Yana Petrov, a office worker, is horrifically murdered in what seems to be a gangland execution. more


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Julie
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A very thrilling and completely engrossing Private story that has Jack Morgan leaving NY and heading to Moscow in an attempt to unravel a conspiracy with Russian roots that was responsible for an old friend and mentor' s murder. Jack follows a series of clues left to him by his murdered friend and they lead him right to a huge Russian ring of govt sanctioned undercover agents living and working in the US. The story is nonstop action with very detailed character developments and a plot that jumps back and forth between countries almost seamlessly. Welcome back Jack. more


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Kirstie Franklin
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listened to this one on audiobook on my in office days. I think it had 5 star potential if I read it on paper, and actually had the chance to pay attention to the full detail since it's a fast paced book. more


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Cris
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This is the fifteenth book in this amazing series. This series is so good because you can read the book on their own or in order. Jack is the witness to a friends death and feels it’s his responsibility to find the killer. In the process he unravels lies that will change all he believed and could change the world we live in. . more


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Tammy
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3. 7 starsI like the first half but then I kinda lost interest couple times near the end. . more


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Emily Lambert
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This was such a fast paced and interesting book. I loved the shock and surprise element of everything that happened. more


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Neil
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I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a fast paced action packed thriller. Although far fetched I could not put it down. It left me tired and breathless at the end. Maybe I should read the previous books in the series. more


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valerie wilson
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Wow this book kept me gripped until I had finished it so got no work done at all. Once I started this book I couldn't stop. The turns and twists are so fast and exciting . more


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Lauren Edwards
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Clearly an unpopular opinion, but I did not enjoy this book at all. In fact, 2 stars is almost generous. Albeit this was my first Patterson book, but from the reviews and things I had heard from people, I really expected more. This book seemed to be like Patterson’s excuse to set a book in “Russia” following all his other stories set across the Western world. First of all, Patterson’s understanding of lack-of-research more like it about Russia is telling, from the consistent description of the landscape as “gray skies and ice” to not being able to decide on whether Russian authorities are murderous, torturing beings or people who won’t lift a finger was just annoying to read. more


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Kavita Kumar
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I enjoyed this story a lot. I've always been a fan of espionage thrillers and this one was very interesting to read. Though, the plot is not very unique when it comes to Russia and America having their people deeply embedded in each other's organizations. But the assassin, the chase, and the investigation in Russia was very captivating. Jack Morgan's character is so well written, cool as a cucumber but tough as nails. more


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Pauline
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Another Page Turner from James Patterson 📖📚Whilst Private Moscow is part of the Private series, if you've not read the previous books, this would not affect your reading of this one. Private Jack Morgans main focus is to find the person who assassinated his good friend Karl Parker. Karl invites Jack to an open evening, which ended very differently to how he thought it would, although Karl actions suggests he felt the evening had a very sinister feel. Jack then goes on the chase after the assassin. Putting together snippets of information Karl hoped Jack would find and piece together, leaves Jack questioning if he really knew Karl at all. more


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