Private Games - Private, Bk 3 Author:James Patterson, Mark Sullivan 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 ... more »who represent more than 200 countries.
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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. « less
This was my least favorite of all the James Patterson books I have read (which is considerable). It didn't hold my interest and took a long time to read because I kept putting it down. I'm hoping the other "Private" books in the series are more engaging.
This was just 'okay' for me, I didn't really care for the subject of the Olympics being in jeopardy and I didn't read the descriptions of the events and just skimmed over that part. It is an easy read and short chapters to make it go fast, the characters are okay but this series needs something to give it some 'ooomf'
For the most part I like James Patterson books but this one was not up to his usual standard. I usually have trouble putting his books down but this one I had no trouble putting it down to go eat or sleep. It was okay but being part of the Olympics I think was a bad choice of setting.
I am a HUGE JP fan and have read 99% of his books...I can usually finish his book in about 2-3 days and that is when I am busy. This book, after 4 weeks I was still only on page 80, just couldn't get into it. I ended up not even finishing it!