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Private Games [Hardcover]

James Patterson , Mark Sullivan
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Book Description

Feb. 13 2012 Private
On your mark

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.


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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"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."—

"Slick and suspenseful."—

"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."—

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Literally could not put this down March 25 2014
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, enjoyed it mystery Oct. 20 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
enjoyed the book, liked the characters, surprising storyline. Lived up to my expectations, It is easy reading, not too stressful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars James Patterson is the BEST Sept. 23 2013
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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2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible ending to a good book July 15 2012
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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