Publishers Random House India and Cornerstone, a division of Random House UK on Monday announced July 21 for the launch of the book, the latest in the global bestselling Private series.

Sanghi, who has previously penned thrillers like "The Krishna Key" and the "Rozabel Line" considers it a "privilege and honour to co-write an India-specific thriller along with the master storyteller.

"In the past three years, James Patterson has sold more books than any other author across the globe. It is my privilege and honour to be co-writing an India-specific thriller along with the master storyteller himself," Sanghi said in a statement.

"I also see it as an opportunity for me to hone my skills in a slightly different but immensely exciting genre. I am quite certain that the fusion of ideas from East and West will result in a gripping and engaging read," he said.

Novelist Patterson, known for trademark suspense and fast-moving plots has worked with local authors on thrillers set all over the world for his Private series of books.

"With its vibrant and chaotic cities, and rich history and heritage there could be no better place to set Private's next adventure than India. And in Ashwin Sanghi, with his wide historical knowledge and his love of a fast-paced plot, there could be no better writing partner," Patterson said.

"Private" is one of Patterson's most popular thriller series worldwide and is based around exclusive detective agency, Private, led by Jack Morgan with offices across the globe.

Titles within the series include Private, Private Number 1 Suspect, Private Games, Private London and Private Oz.


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