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Private Games Kindle Edition

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Length: 465 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Acclaim for Private

"Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides."―lorisreadingcorner.com

"Slick and suspenseful."―BookLoons.com

"PRIVATE mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series."―BookReporter.com

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Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries.

Get set

The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.

Die

Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with lies, corruption, and greed. Immediately, Karen hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Peter uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's completely destroyed the modern games. "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1732 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Feb. 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HFHYM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,040 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book was well written. The switching between 1st person and 3rd person added to the flow. Although there were many characters, the subtle reminders of who they were made it easy to remember. Although the happy ending was obvious, it was the way the very final sentence was written that ruined a good read. It's like Patterson wrote it so the book would be made into a movie with a ridiculously flashy ending. It was such a huge disappointment after enjoying turning the previous 400+ pages.
After the final chapter, the epilogue added to the disappointment. It's like Patterson now wanted to leave movie makers the option to convert the action movie to a chick-flick.
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I have long been a fan of James Patterson. I am not a fan of sports and do not pay attention to the Olympic games, so parts of this novel were of little interest to me. There were too many characters involved for me to keep straight in my mind, and the happy ending was one I could see coming from the beginning. As usual, though, it was a good, fast paced read and kept me on the edge of my seat. The revelation of the villain was a total surprise. I would recommend this book to any of James Patterson's fans.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I come from England, so this transported me back there as it was so vivid. Great characters, fast pace, and whatever the next level beyond 'page turner' is this is it.
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Format: Hardcover
I gave it as a gift but my mom could not put it down.You can not go wrong with a Patterson book unless you want to go to sleep!Private Games
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Very exciting book, real page turner! Story followed the characters, which remained true through out the story. Enjoyed it very much!
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enjoyed the book, liked the characters, surprising storyline. Lived up to my expectations, It is easy reading, not too stressful.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Love, love, love all JP books (except the Maximum Ride series, can't stand the MRs). Good that he has lots of published books!
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