Goodreads: Private Vegas (Private #9)

Authors: James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Published: 9th April 2015 (Arrow Books)

Source: Charity Shop

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds – especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It’s the perfect location for Lester Olsen’s lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides – and then he teaches them how to kill.

Private owner Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin – and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he’s witnessed before.” – Goodreads

Review: There seemed to be a lot going on in this book. You had the car fires, rapists, one of their own on trial, evil twin and then a lady racing a car. Some of the Private series are feeling like they are throwing extra in there, just as filler. Don’t get me wrong each element was well written and had a kind of purpose, but at the same time, it like the main part of the story needed the extra to just make it more.

In this one there were very little interactions from the other Private places, other than the odd phone call and emails. It didn’t feel like there was a real effort to include the other places. They were mentioned more as a way of saying they existed. In a way, it wasn’t really needed to include the other places, what was happening wasn’t crazy enough to need their help.

I liked how you got to know a bit more about the people around Jack Morgan, you got to see more of his team and to learn more about his military background. It also went into more detail about how Private came to be, which was interesting to see.