Private Games

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Century, Jan 1, 2012 - Olympic Games - 425 pages
27 Reviews
"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"--

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Also, the writing style was different. - Goodreads
The plot was basic ridiculous. - Goodreads
Overall, the plot was quite predictable (boo!) - Goodreads
Finally, I found the ending to be way over the top. - Goodreads
The ending seemed a bit over the top and kind of gross. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

I have read the first two “Private” books, and really enjoyed them. In this book, the focus shifted on Private's London office. We meet new characters, and Jack plays a very limited supporting role ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

Private Games is a 4* Action Thriller. Plot 2012-this was one of the most patriotic times I've ever felt in my life. To have the Olympic games in London was just spectacular and when I read this book ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK. James Patterson has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past seven six in a row.

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