Private Vegas by James Patterson
My rating: 3.0/5.0
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publish Date: January 26, 2015
Series: Private #9
How I obtained my copy: my local library
I make no bones that James Patterson is my go-to guilty read, if you want to call it that. I read every book that comes out by him and his co-writers. I have since just before the Alex Cross series took off and while I was waiting for his next book to come out (once upon a time you had to do that), I read most of his back list.
The Private series has been a breath of fresh air to me. For some reason each book has really appealed to me. I love Jack Morgan but I have enjoyed the books about the satellite offices as well (London, Berlin, etc.) But my favorites involve Jack Morgan and his LA team.
So imagine me going into this book, it's call Private Vegas. I'm thinking it's about the Las Vegas office, only there is no Las Vegas office and most of the book takes place in LA. Only a very small amount page wise takes place in Las Vegas. I have no problem with it, it just seems the book was misnamed.
So on with the book. It's fast-paced just as you expect it to be. There are several things going on in the book. This book was a little disjointed for me. While I loved every page, I kind of felt like I was being pulled in several different directions. And each case/problem was being wrapped up quickly with very little input from the team. So I was disappointed. Disappointed enough to put the book down? No. Disappointed enough to quit the series? No. But I do have hopes the next book will pull things together more and I can see the LA crew at work again.
There are several loose ends that leave things open at least on the personal front that will make the next book interesting. So I will look forward to it and to seeing more of Jack and the crew soon.
If you enjoy James Patterson and are use to the "hit and miss" element of his titles, then go for it. It's an installment in the Private series and reading something is better than not reading. If you get frustrated easily then maybe it's not the book for you. But I stuck it out and enjoyed it and I think most people will.
About Private Vegas:
What happens in Vegas...stays Private.
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.
Snagged @ The Library
***I received this book from my amazing local library, go give yours a visit! ***