Princess, a Private Novel

Just finished another book by James Patterson with Rees Jones, Princess, a Private novel. This is the fourteenth in the Private series. It is an exciting read. (For a few of Patterson’s other books, see here, or here.)

From Publisher

Jack Morgan receives an offer he cannot refuse…

When the head of the world’s foremost investigation agency receives at invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London.

The Princess needs Morgan’s skills, and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it.

Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told.

What I think

As the description says, this is a Private London story. As in American politics, scandals can destroy families, careers and perhaps lives. The British royalty operates much the same to avoid scandals. But what is the fictitious Princess Caroline hiding? When another seemingly unrelated case suddenly becomes connected to this missing person case, it makes things more exciting. Then, after the culprits are revealed, Morgan and his people are still nowhere close to finding their attackers.

The first half of the book deals with the solving of the two cases. The second half sees Morgan reacting to a tragedy. Hunting the killers becomes personal to him. We know that Private operators tend to bend the law a bit, but will Morgan decide to take justice into his own hands?

Throughout the second half, Morgan is acting a little out of character. However, in the end, as soon as he gets a call about a new case, he seems to be himself again. Just like that! Guess it tells us the action, thrill, excitement is what Morgan lives for.

The ending seems a bit abrupt. All in all, a thrill ride, no doubt!


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