An invitation from an old friend draws 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.
But before the bell rings, a bullet rips through the air and finds its mark.
In the aftermath of the murder, the victim’s wife hires Jack to find the killer. As the head of Private, Jack has at his disposal the world’s largest investigation agency. What he discovers shakes him to his core.
Jack identifies another murder in Moscow that appears to be linked. So he heads to Russia, and begins to uncover a conspiracy that could have global consequences.
With powerful forces plotting against him, will Jack Morgan make it out alive?
I have in the past read books by both these authors in their own right and found that they make a great pairing in this book. It is the first book that I have read in this series, and I have been impressed. The action is synchronised perfection, with text that translates into live-action scenes in your mind and plays out in full. Every detail is brought to life, every sound, and it is fabulous.
You don’t have to wait long until what had been a day to remember turns into a day never to be forgotten, for all the wrong reasons. Everything feels off about the whole situation. It is such a fast-paced story that soon jumps over to Russia and yet another untimely death.
I was amused at the characters that were in Russia, as there were some very entertaining scenes. The action never dulls, and as the whole story comes together, it just knocks you for six. I would love to have read this series from the start, but it is a lot to catch up on. What I can say is that this book holds its own very well. It is brilliant.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Adam Hamdy is a Sunday Times, Kindle, and international bestselling author and screenwriter.
Adam writes the Scott Pearce series of contemporary espionage thrillers [Black 13, Red Wolves], and has written two Private books with James Patterson [Private Moscow, Private Rogue].
He is the author of the Pendulum trilogy, a trilogy of conspiracy thriller novels. James Patterson described Pendulum as ‘one of the best thrillers of the year’, and the novel was a finalist for the Glass Bell Award for contemporary fiction. Pendulum was chosen as book of the month by Goldsboro Books and was selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club.
Prior to embarking on his writing career, Adam was a strategy consultant and advised global businesses in the medical systems, robotics, technology and financial services sectors.