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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.
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. 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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Hollie on 03-01-12
If you could sum up Private Games in three words, what would they be?
It was so well written (and performed) that it was difficult to remember that the London Games were months away. It felt like I was watching it unfold as opposed to listening to fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Carla on 07-21-12
Would you try another book from James Patterson and Mark Sullivan and/or Paul Panting?
Will never listen to the narrator again, but will of course get the authors books again.
What could James Patterson and Mark Sullivan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
What didn’t you like about Paul Panting’s performance?
couldn't understand him clearly when switching from one character to the next
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Don't know, couldn't get past the first 2 hrs.
Any additional comments?
Not worth the time or credit, very disappointed
13 of 14 people found this review helpful