Private London

Private London

By James Patterson; Mark Pearson

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9781455515554, 373pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2012

Private goes on the hunt for London's most feared killer since Jack the Ripper. For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.
In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro. Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world...but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?

About the Author
James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the blockbuster series MAXIMUM RIDE. More than 100 million of his books are in print around the world, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.

MARK PEARSON is Professor of Journalism and Social Media at Griffith University. He is author of "Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued", has worked as a journalist for international and Australian media outlets, and is Australian correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontieres.

MARK POLDEN is a Sydney barrister. He was formerly in-house Counsel for one of Australia's largest listed media companies, and has advised and appeared for numerous defendants in media law cases.