James Patterson (Author) JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 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, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family. Adam Hamdy (Author) ADAM HAMDY is a British author and screenwriter who works with studios and production companies on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of the Pendulum trilogy, an epic series of conspiracy thriller novels. Pendulum was a finalist for the Glass Bell Award for contemporary fiction, was selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club and chosen as book of the month by Goldsboro Books. Adam's most recent novel, Black 13, has been described as a scorching contemporary espionage thriller. Keep up to date with his latest books and news at www.adamhamdy.com
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?
We will take on any case, solve any crime, uncover any secret. We are Private. And we're the best. __________________________ In Afghanistan, a US Special Forces pilot is shot down during a covert mission. In New York, a mother is forced to flee with her two young children. A wealthy businessman approaches Jack Morgan, head of Private - the world's largest investigation agency - with a desperate plea to track down his daughter and grandchildren, who have disappeared without a trace. What at first seems to be a simple missing persons case soon escalates into something much more deadly, when Jack discovers the daughter is being pursued by highly trained operatives. As Jack uncovers more of the woman's backstory, the trail leads towards Afghanistan - where Jack's career as a US Marine ended in catastrophe . . . Jack will need to face the trauma of his past to save a family's future. __________________________ Fans love Private Rogue: 'Yet again James Patterson gives us a fast-paced, easy to read thriller' 'You think you know where it is going when all of a sudden it is flipped on its head' 'A fast-paced thriller that does not fail to please with its twists and turns.' 'James Patterson never fails to hook me in and this was another of his books that I stayed up way too late to finish... no regrets.' 'It is non stop action and I couldn't read it fast enough.' 'Packed with oodles of suspense and tension ... It is a gripping read' 'What a great book, couldn't put it down once I started it' 'It's fast paced, authentic and grabbed me from the first page. As with all of this series, it offers great characterisations, excellent research and a thoroughly gripping read. Roll on the next one.' 'High action, tense and with such urgency inherent in the text that if I had any belief I was in for an early night, that was also gone.' 'The chapters are short and pacy, each one leaving readers with a kind of cliffhanger that makes it virtually impossible to ignore the 'one more chapter' call.' 'I love the action sequences, the pace, the energy and, more than anything, the characters.' 'Fast-paced, edge of the seat action, emotionally driven story laced with a very generous helping of corruption and espionage. The kind of brilliant storytelling that makes me power to the last page.' __________________________ PRAISE FOR THE PRIVATE THRILLERS 'An unmissable, breakneck ride' James Swallow 'Great action sequences . . . breathtaking twists and turns' Anthony Horowitz 'Exhilarating, high-stakes action' Lesley Kara
'An unmissable, breakneck ride into Moscow's dark underworld' James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad 'Great action sequences . . . breathtaking twists and turns' Anthony Horowitz, bestselling author of Magpie Murders 'The first Private outing for couple of years, but it's been well worth the wait' Keighley News 'There's enough action, adventure and excitement to fill two chunky blockbusters in Private Moscow which makes for an exhilarating and totally satisfying read.' NB Magazine 'Exhilarating, high-stakes action set in sub-zero temperatures, but so fast-paced you won't have time to feel the chill!' Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour _____________________________ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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? _____________________________ DON'T MISS PRIVATE ROGUE - THE NEXT THRILLING INSTALMENT IN THE SERIES - AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER Readers love Private Moscow: 'Yet another amazing addition to the series . . . Screams action right from the word go' ***** 'True James Patterson style. Full of adventure, excitement and thrills' ***** 'Another brilliant thriller from a master of the genre' ***** 'I loved every twist and turn' ***** 'A fast-paced, well-plotted page-turner. I didn't expect anything less' ***** 'This is exactly what I was hoping for and I wasn't disappointed' ***** 'Action from the first page to the last . . . As always a page-turner' ***** 'An exciting thriller by an amazing author' ***** 'Certainly did not disappoint . . . Highly recommend' ***** 'Can understand why he [Patterson] is considered one of the best, if not THE best in the game' ***** 'Had me gripped and on the edge of my seat till the very end' ***** 'It was all I have come to expect from this series . . . Highly recommended' ***** 'A real page-turner worthy of the Patterson name' **** 'Non-stop action . . . I found it hard to put down' **** 'The suspense and tension is raised . . . culminating in a thrilling high-octane ending' **** 'I was literally hooked from the first chapter' **** '[A] thrill-a-minute read with no dull moments' **** 'A fast-paced, high-octane thriller' ****