Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Short & Sweet Review: Private India: City on Fire by James Patterson

Title: Private India: City on Fire
Author: James Patterson
Series: Private #8
Published: November 2014, Grand Central Publishing
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Source: Personal copy

When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whisky he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency.

In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women - seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India - a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.

My thoughts: As I make my way through the Private series this year, I have to say this one definitely hasn't been a favorite in the series so far. It still has a lot of the trademark qualities I've come to enjoy in the Private series - lots of action, many different threads going on at once, the Private team on the hunt for a killer - but something just didn't click for me. I think it's that I had a hard time connecting with this new Private team.  I didn't particularly like Santosh and that might have been the problem. But luckily, the mystery itself kept me interested enough to keep me from abandoning this book. Hopefully the next one will be better!

Books in this series:
*This list contains both the Private home office books and the Private other offices books combined. Some lists keep these as separate. And some books have 2 different names, depending on where you buy them.

     1.  Private
     2.  Private #1 Suspect
     3.  Private Games
     4.  Private London
     5.  Private Berlin
     6.  Private L.A.
     7.  Private Oz / Private Down Under 
     8.  Private India: City on Fire
     9.  Private Vegas
     10.  Private Paris
     11.  Private Rio / The Games
     12.  Private Sydney / The Missing
     12.5  Bookshots - Private Royals
     13.  Private Delhi / Count to Ten
     13.5  Bookshots - Private: Gold 

     14.  Private Princess


1 comment

  1. Kristin, I'm glad you enjoyed the mystery aspect of this book. The Private series is quite an extensive one. :)


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