Goodreads: Private Sydney (Private #12)

Authors: James Patterson & Kathryn Fox

Published: 3rd August 2015 (Century)

Source: Charity Shop

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: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 . . .” – Goodreads

Review: Only a book based in Australia would the wildlife also be trying to kill the guy who on the run. Not going to lie made me giggle when the spider bit him. There wasn’t really much interaction from the other Private places in this one, just the odd phone call here and there from Jack Morgan. Which is understandable Australia is a fair distance away from the other places.

Some places it did feel like there were some things added just purely for drama sake. Like the first conversion he had with his second in command, yes it added some context to her character. But it just felt a bit stiff, a bit unneeded.

Completely reading the Private series out of order, which has been working fine for me. All work perfectly well as stand-alone novels.