Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

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Patterson is a fantastic author who keeps the pace strong and keeps the plot moving at a fast pace.
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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.

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.
 

About James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 448 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Apr 18 2012

A pleasant romp all the same; as lightweight as a whiffleball—but fun.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Feb 16 2012

thrill-a-minute, plot-driven story full of twists and turns

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The Mystery Reader

Good
Reviewed by Jerry Solot

the writing is better, the characters more developed, and the story more suspenseful than... most of the recent James Patterson novels.

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Random Acts of Reviewing

Good
Reviewed by Brilla on May 01 2012

Patterson is a fantastic author who keeps the pace strong and keeps the plot moving at a fast pace.

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