Thursday, December 20, 2018

Short & Sweet Review: Private: The Royals by James Patterson

Title: Private: The Royals
Author: James Patterson
Series: Private, #12.5
Published: December 2016, BookShots
Format: Paperback, 138 pages
Source: Personal copy

James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.

Jack Morgan is visiting Peter Knight and the team in the London branch of his investigation agency, Private.

At a cocktail party the night before the Trooping the Colour parade for the Queen’s 90th birthday, Jack receives a phone call from the Duke of Aldershot saying that his daughter, Abbie, has been kidnapped. He needs Private on the case – one word to the police and Abbie will be killed.

Jack will have to find Abbie before 11:00 a.m. the next morning, or the kidnapping will turn to murder.

***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 this quick read...these little BookShots are adrenaline-filled bursts of energy that take practically no time to read and yet are just as addicting as the full-length novels. This particular story has Jack Morgan visiting the London office when they get a call that the Duke of Aldershot's daughter has been kidnapped. As they start to investigate, they realize that things don't quite add up...and the clock is ticking on the Private team to get this case solved before things take a turn for the worse.

I loved this story. I also loved that we see many familiar faces. While this series bounces around, going from international office to international office, I love when we come back to an office we've been to before. Peter Knight and his team are a solid team but they have the benefit of working with Major Jane Cook on the case...she is a great character and I hope we haven't seen the last of her!

This was a great story and one that, due to it's short length, doesn't have time to get overly complicated. It's tightly written and focused, only having the one case for the team to concentrate on. I've read a few of these BookShots and have really liked them.

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: The Royals
     13.  Private Delhi / Count to Ten
     13.5  Bookshots - Private: Gold 
     14.  Private Princess


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