Private Games by James PattersonPrivate Games by James Patterson

Private Games

byJames Patterson, Mark Sullivan

Hardcover | February 13, 2012

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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 more than 10,000 competitors 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. "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.
James Patterson has had moreNew York Timesbestsellers than any other writer, ever, according toGuinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels,the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five year...
Title:Private GamesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 1.5 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316206822

ISBN - 13:9780316206822


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reader Another good one
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Games Fast pace ,very good read.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Private Games Not as much about the company PRIVATE as I expected but @ least a cameo was given. Introduction to Peter Knight - head of Private London, is a good one. A good book, kept the pages turning as usual. Always light in his plots, with everyone rich!
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Games Great series. Could not put my book down. Keep the series going.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Games As always a great read
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Games Very, very well written,suspense filled. Kept me reading until I finished reading the whole book.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Private Games I love the Alex Cross series so I figured I'd try something different from Patterson. The story line is completely different from his other stuff which is nice because sometimes authors write different stories that are to similar. Very well written and hard to put down. Definitely a must read for Patterson fans.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Private Games - Private Fast paced, great read
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Private Games - Private Not up to the standard set by the prior novels. A bit too saccarine for me.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Private Games Probably the worst James Patterson i have read and I have read most. Dumb I am sorry to say
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from James P. Pretty good book!
Date published: 2013-02-24

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"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."