Thursday, April 18, 2013

private games

private games
private international #3
james patterson & mark sullivan
little brown & co
published 2012

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 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.

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.

One of the things I don't like about the Private books so far is Jack Morgan.  Thankfully, he's not the central character at all in Private Games.  Peter Knight is much more fun to be around.

The book is a page turner all right.  The action is basically non stop!  However, Cronus's motives behind this elaborate and out of this world scheme was completely laughable.  When he revealed his reasons I literally did that, laugh.  It was awful.

But this book got me excited about the last two I have to read.  If Jack Morgan isn't going to rain on my parade I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy these as well!

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