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Private games (edition 2012)

by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

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Title:Private games
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Mark Sullivan
Info:London Century 2012
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:thriller

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Private Games by James Patterson

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This was entertaining and fast paced like any JP book. Made me wonder though if someone could really get away with something like that at the Olympics. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
A very quick read with short chapters but plenty of action. A very good book. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
This book tried to layer itself to confuse the reader in a mystery fashion, and in doing so, the "whodunit" aspect was completely obvious. Mediocre at best. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This book started out dreadfully slow but as I am I true fan of Patterson's I slogged on. I'm so glad I did! He brought everything but the fireworks to the finale. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Oct 7, 2015 |
Peter Knight works for a private security company providing security for the 2012 Olympics in London when several Chinese officials suddenly collapse and die in plain sight. Knight, the police and other security personnel start investigating but several other incidents occur in the following days. Knight works more frantically as he learns more that could lead to a huge loss of life.

This used a typical formula switching between good guy Knight who works hard and is a loving widowed father, and then the voice of psychotic killer telling us his crazy reasons for wanting to kill everybody. It was only mildly entertaining and nothing special. ( )
  gaylebutz | May 22, 2015 |
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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.

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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"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 over 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries. The opening ceremony is still hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Nigel Steele, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee and his mistress have been killed. It's clear that it 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 also proclaims that he will restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and will destroy all who have corrupted the games with lies, cheating, and greed. Karen immediately hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Nigel uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's ended the games for good. "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"--… (more)

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