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.
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.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
Loved this series (3). This book was a little hard to listen to at first because the narrator's accent is British. But, once I got into the story, I didn't notice. Very entertaining. Hope there is a 4th in the series coming out soon. If you like James Patterson's detective novels, you will love this series.
A great adventure.
The young attorney.
When he had an anxiety attack and he changed his life.
Yes, good story overall
Keeps the Private saga going, different characters but Jack's still there
most characters are great, his American accent is annoying at best
The book was timely and eye opening. It showed what COULD happpen even though the twist is that the villian is so totally unexpected. James Patterson does it again.
Good book, but I liked the first one best.
Good narrator, no complaints here.
It was a little far fetched even for me who suspends disbelief pretty easily. That said, the story kept me in its grip -- I really wanted to know what happened next. We read it right before and during the Olympics which added to its interest.
We have Daniel Baldacci's Hell's Corner
He did a good job of distintingishing the characters
The ending waste ally stretched credulity. There was too much about Knight's dead wife.
Didn't read the book
Yes, I finished it the day the Olympics started . Loved it
No I have not, the only problem is the American accents were not as good as I would have like but that was just a minor thing
When I watched the Olympics I was a littler nervous. LOL
Not sure. The narrator turned me off so bad I feel like I don't want to subject anyone else to it...
He REALLY got on my nerves. He makes Jack (The American) sound like a robot!
The story was slow for the first third of the book, but came together quickly after that and kept my attention. I HATED the narrator though, he almost caused me to stop listening! His accent got on my nerves, and his attempt at an American accent ended up sounding like a robot. It's a great story though, as long as you can ignore the narrator...
Start with one and keep going. They are all so good that when you get started you can't wait to hear more.
James once again hits a home run.
I am a retired Wealth Manager,husband, father and Christian grandfather. I hunt, I fish, I play, I read.
Very well written. Hard to turn off.
looked forward to hearing the next chapter.
I pride myself on being able to figure out who the bad guys are.
Not this one.
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