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.
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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Just awful - more errors than a Dan Brown novel - Has James Patterson ever been to London It wouldn't seem so from this book. Why a multi-millionaire author can't be bothered to do some basic research is beyond me. At one point the hero tells one of the Furies that if she is caught she will go to the gallows - Here's a hint James there has been no capital punishment in the UK for 50 years!!!! Armed PI's - no way! and who are the "Queen's Guards" - not a regiment I've ever heard of. and so on ... error after error and as for the ending -well... the hero cuts his bindings with a piece of broken glass..how hackneyed is that? Oh and by the way JP the Olympic Flame was not at the top of the Olympic Tower and was never planned to be.