Private Rogue

Private Rogue

(Private 16)


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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.'

'An unmissable, breakneck ride' James Swallow

'Great action sequences . . . breathtaking twists and turns' Anthony Horowitz

'Exhilarating, high-stakes action' Lesley Kara

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  • Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination.

About the authors

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Among his creations are some of the world's most popular series including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and the Private novels. He has written many other number one bestsellers including collaborations with President Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed adult author in UK libraries for the past fourteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
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Adam Hamdy

ADAM HAMDY is a bestselling author and screenwriter. His most recent novel, The Other Side of Night, was an NPR best book of 2022 and a New York Times best thriller of the year, and has been described as ingenious and deeply moving. He is the author of the Scott Pearce series of modern spy thrillers, Black 13, Red Wolves and White Fire, and the Pendulum trilogy. Keep up to date with his latest books and news at
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