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
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.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Sorry only have time for audio not sure about print
Good story line both susense and informative combo
He is a good reader and yes I would listen to him again
I enjoyed the whole series but liked this one the best
Had some real feeling with the games and emotions were high.
The villain was describing himself and I thought I was hearing a sci-fi, until it came together later. For some reason, it took me awhile to get into the story because the characters did not enter the story logically. It could be because I had not heard previous novels in the "Private" series. However, I did enjoy it after getting into the story.
Not right away. I'm thinking about it.
I have been in LOVE with mysteries & who done it books since I was a child !! Hope I get some good recommendations !!
I would compare it to the other book in the series "Private"
He is great !!! Changes voice tine wonderfully!! Hits the peaks & valleys !! Just a great performance!!
The whole book!!!
If you LOVE James Patterson as I do this is a must listen to for sure !!!
If it had something to do about Private and had Jack Morgan as the main character.
yes, he was pretty good.
The story is good but when you think you're buying the third in a series and then find out that the word Private could have been removed and not changed a thing you realize you've been duped. For the first quarter of the book I kept waiting for the characters I signed on for to show up and they really never did other than being referrenced. Private is in the title only to get those fans of the series to buy the book.
I would have recommended this book if I had not been betrayed. I have bought and read 24 of James Patterson's books.... this will be my last. gef
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