Private Games

Private Games[Ebook] ➧ Private Games By James Patterson – 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 advance Private the world's most renowned investigation firm has been commissioned to provide security for the Olympic games in London Its agents are the smartest fastest and most technologically advanced in the world and of them have been transferred to London to protect over competitors who represent than countriesThe opening ceremony is still hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins Nigel Steele is called to the scene of a ruthless murder A high ranking member of the games' organizing committee and his mistress have been killed It's clear that it wasn't a crime of passion but one of precise calculation and executionNewspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders He also proclaims that he will restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and will destroy all who have corrupted the games with lies cheating and greed Karen immediately hires Private to examine the letter and she and Nigel uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's ended the games for good America's storyteller Forbes delivers an exhilarating action packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax. I thought I knew who cronus was but then there's a twist and it's someone you never would have guessed Most of the book implies it's this one man but no I really enjoyed this book It will keep you up til all hours of the morning I won't say this is the worst techno thriller I have ever read I read a lot of them But my goodness this book was awfulI've read other James Patterson books and some of his earlier stuff was pretty good But in a techo thriller the author has to get the techno part absolutely right And the thriller part has to at least hold up In this book the techno was clangingly distractingly inaccurate and fanciful To the point of wanting to hurl the book across the room The thriller part was so formulaic and transparent readers could have written the unsurprising end of each chapter It's a cartoonIt's one of those co authored books that well established writers seem to gravitate towards later in their careers I'm not sure how these work Maybe the co author simply writes the whole book and gives it to Patterson for a uick look and to put his name on it so it sells Like I said I don't know But if I were Patterson I would not have put my name on this bookMaybe it's the Heinlein syndrom After a series of good stuff tHe juice just runs out and the uality falls away to junkThis book is mind pablum for the masses as are many of this genre I don't fault that I need my escapism too But for readers who still look to a good read this is not it Everything was on target for the 2012 Olympic Games to go off without a hitch in London – the planning had been intense the security second to none But no one had reckoned on a maniac with an agenda of his own When Private London’s head of operations Peter Knight arrived at the scene of a murder and discovered the gruesome remains of a member of the games organising committee he was shocked and horrified to discover the man was also his mother’s fiancé But brutal killings occurred – the killer was focusing on the Games What would they do? Cancel postpone – or continue to compete? No one wanted to let terrorists beat them but were the stakes too high? Private Games is the 3rd in the Private series by James Patterson and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one I hadn’t read one in a while as the last one didn’t grab me at all But in this one the pace was electric the twists stunning and the thrills definitely made my heart thump Recommended 3 35It was a pretty good read centered on terror killings at the London Summer Olympics I found Peter’s character easy to like and actually very fun to read about I was torn with follow the Private series as Goodreads has them in order because of veering off from the main Private series but Jack was in this one also and honestly I found it rather nice to read about some new characters I am turn between 3 35 though because there were times when I wasn’t as interested However I did read this one in one sitting and it only takes about 5 hours to read in one sitting My uick and simple overall good mystery and took me overseas to London which is always great in books Living in London during the Olympics and having a mild interest in GreekRoman mythology I thought this would be an intriguing listen for those early morning commutes on what turned out to be empty trains thanks BorisImagine someone had briefed a sun journalist to write a thriller in a weekend and at the last minute they're told the subject the Olympics There are clumsy fumbles all over it a private security firm called F7 yeah right who could that be? The names of the characters irritate me; Knight Pope and Lancer And here's the thing that tells me that even the author realises it's crap The review on his own website has the main character as Nigel Steele who is the single father of twins The audio book has it as Peter Knight who is cursed with the brats By the way these kids at the age of three have a pretty advanced vocabulary although still haven't mastered the crapperAnd there was one point at which the knicker elastic of my suspension of disbelief twanged Imagine you have twins would you hire a nanny you met in the park after about two minutes of conversation? Can't tell the difference between Bosnian and Estonian mate? Err you're a private investigator and your kids aren't worth a little background research? Does faecal incontinence lower the paternal responsibility imperative that much?Well it just happens that she's a Bosnian war criminal in league with an insane Olympian purist out to cleanse the Games Although to be fair she did manage to get one of the kids to use the bog Goes a small way to making up for her promising to shoot them using an AK with a coke bottle silencer On your mark get set GO Book number three in the Private series keeps you reading until you cross the finish line Centered around the 2012 Olympics it was an enjoyable read; I give this one 4stars I couldn't decide at first if I wanted to give this book a 3 or 4 but once I thought about it I decided it did deserve a 4 because the things I didn't like were minor when I took the book in its totality What I didn't like Peter Knight's twins did a couple of things that I don't think children their age should be able to do I was so surprised that at one point I ended up flipping back to reread passages to make sure I hadn't misread their age They have very well developed motor skills for toddlers update My sister who's a mother informed me that children can in fact perform those tasks and gave me stories of other people whose kids had done similar tasks Glad I didn't let it cloud my decisionThe ending seemed a bit over the top and kind of gross I could've done without the visual and wished Knight had been able to defeat Cronus in a different way What I did likeIt's a fast paced book that kept my attention right from the beginning In fact it started in the middle of the action and I got a glimpse into the mind of the villain and just how out of control he was because of his god complex I couldn't flip the pages fast enough during the action seuences About half way through the book I figured out who the villain was Yay Usually in a mystery I go back and forth between different people but this time I knew it was him Even when Patterson tried to throw me off the scent near the end I still held fast to my belief This was a good read overall In an effort to broaden my horizons into best selling fiction that my patrons read I decided to pick this up This will probably be my first and last foray into the publishing behemoth that is James PattersonI know something is poorly written when I'm constantly thinking to myself I could write this My expectations were pretty low and I was simply hoping to be entertained but found even that a struggle A few issues 1 Their research of London seemed limited to Fodor's guide and a crappy British phase book Hence we're left with talk of bangers and a spot of tea 2 The dectective's twins are just turning 3 during the games yet actions are way off for that age group acting than a few years ahead except for the son's speech 3 I won't spoil anything but the concluding action seuence is one of the most ridiculous endings I've ever come acrossI think I figured out Mr Patterson's secret to publishing besides hiring a team of authors and that is to use zero editors A uick run through spell and grammar checks seems the extent to which this book was subjected to Loved this bookI love that you got to see another side of Private International the London side this time and it was so cool that this took place during the 2012 London Olympics It was fast paced lots of action and the characters were great I love Peter Knights character and I cannot wait to read another Private book that takes place in London Cronus his Furies invade the London Olympic Games Jack Morgan knows that in order to be the best at what you do you must hire the best and pay them very well Take Peter Knight Private London's best investigator out to find the person or persons responsible for killing his mother's Fiancé abs Olympic committee member The book is fast paced energetic and will keep you turning the page The killers' insight throughout the story invokes an explanation as well as suspenseful thrill to the story Another J?P book I enjoyed reading

Hardcover  ¿ Private Games Epub ¼
  • Hardcover
  • 409 pages
  • Private Games
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 13 June 2014
  • 9781846059735