Monday, December 10, 2018

Short & Sweet Review: Missing by James Patterson

Title: Missing
Author: James Patterson
Series: Private, #12
Published: October 2016, Grand Central Publishing
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Source: Personal copy

Even for Private Investigations, the world's top detective agency, it's tough to find a man who doesn't exist . . . 

Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find.

Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too.

And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost," while others just as ruthlessly want him found.

Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer - a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim's door . . .

***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: I loved that this book brought up back to Australia and the Private team there, headed up by Craig Gisto. We first met him in Private Down Under and I was happy to see he was still around - since the Private books move around from country to country, we are always meeting different teams, so this was almost like coming back home. The only other familiar team is Jack Morgan's team back home in L.A. - which is still my favorite team!

I liked that this book only had the team involved in two cases - as I have mentioned in previous reviews on these books, having only two cases for the team to be working on really allows a deeper focus on those cases and you don't feel like you are being pulled in so many different directions. Both cases were quite interesting and kept me guessing as to how they were going to play out.

I enjoyed this installment and hope that this isn't the last time we see this team. I think there is still plenty of character development left to be explored in Craig Gisto!

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


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