James Patterson is back with yet another thrilling read, which should come as no surprise to regular browsers of library and bookstore shelves. This week’s review is of Private Vegas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Private Vegas is the ninth in the Private series; the library has the rest of the series on the shelf if they’re not currently checked out. His stories are usually fast paced and his co-authors lend their own flavor if you find a certain series by him isn’t your taste.
Private Vegas features former Marine and CIA operative turned private investigator Jack Morgan at the head of his own powerful and much sought after detective agency that caters mostly to the rich and powerful. It operates out of Los Angeles, but just over the state border in Las Vegas things are heating up. In the city of sin, Lester Olsen sits as a sort of mob boss and murder instructor, luring promising young women into his one of a kind school to become murderers. Jack Morgan stumbles upon the scheme while he’s following up on two murders and travels to Las Vegas to solve his most seductive case yet.
Reviews say for this thriller that it is a quick, light read, so if you’re not too sure about committing to anything heavy or time consuming be sure to pick this one up. Also, there is a pretty strong lead in to the next in the series at the back of this book, so this is not recommended as a stand-alone read.
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