Private: London by James Paterson and Mark PearsonObtained From: My wonderful local library.
Why I chose this one: I picked up the first Private book a few weeks ago and I was hooked. I finished Private Games yesterday and quickly read over 250 pages in this one last night so I hope to finish tonight. So far it's fast paced like any Patterson novel and it's easy to read and provides an interesting and twisted story. Patterson has been a go-to author since I read Along Came a Spider back in college (around 20 years ago). I admit I had slacked off his books lately, but I'm glad to be picking them up again. They are not great literary tomes, but they are fun and take me away from real life for awhile.
About Private: London:
SOMETIMES WHEN THE NIGHTMARE ENDS - THE TERROR IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING
For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private - the world's most exclusive detective agency - saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.
In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found, some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked.
Dan Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking... Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the only thing they don't have is the one thing they need - time.
James Patterson's white-knuckle rollercoaster has just reached London. Buckle up, it's one hell of a ride!