Don't let the beautiful beaches of Rio fool you - these games are deadly.
Two years ago Jack Morgan - the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private - was in charge of security for the World Cup. During the championship match, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his Private team averted disaster on soccer's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious when Jack discovers that someone in Brazil will stop at nothing to sabotage the games.
As the opening ceremonies near, Jack must sprint to the finish line to defuse a lethal plot set in motion during the World Cup that could decimate Rio and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a deadly spectacle.
©2016 James Patterson (P)2016 Hachette Audio
The way the authors make you feel as if you are right there in Rio and experiencing the energy, danger and emotions that the characters are. Not to mention the parallels to real life that are playing out at this time in Brazil and Rio.....
Why Jack Morgan of course! His brains, his empathy, his wit.....his detective skills...
Jack Morgan - Jay Snyder does a great Jack. I am not so keen on the narration of the various women...
Cry at the end...left me with a feeling of sadness as he was in the boat at end ......but also hope that in the next book (AND PLEASE MAKE IT SOON!) that Justine and Jack will finally make it work.....I love the Private series when Jack is the main character, when he plays second fiddle, as in Paris,...not so much.
GREAT LISTEN/BOOK - wish we didn't have to wait so long between books on this series and the women's mystery series! They are literate enough to feel that I am reading something more than the "cozy" mysteries, but not so intense that I have to take a break from reading/listening after something like the Girl on a Train, etc. They are fast paced, entertaining and a great break from the stress of life and business that I am in.
I work for Goodman Gable Gould Public Adjusters. I have been listening to audio books for a very long time.
I would recommend this book to someone who has never listened to or read a Patterson book before, only to get them started with wanting more and more of his stories.
Yes, very much so.
The emotions of the people in the story.
Seems like they dug into the plot bucket and pulled out a few at random and gave them a PR worthy setting - the Rio Olympics. Hey, the Olympics worked 4 years ago, let's do it again. Problem is they cherry-picked plot points and personalities from past Patterson books. Has the worlds most prolific writer run out of ideas? It seems so here. Maybe he saves the fresh stuff for Alex Cross?
The story wasn't bad but Patterson's style of throwing two stories together to make a book is getting stale. I I really like the private storyline and Jack Morgan but I don't feel like he really lived up to his potential in this story. Aslo Garrison sound effects associated with certain chapters of the book that I found very annoying and distracting not a good addition at all.
Love audible. Speak four languages
Felt that the background noise made me felt that I was in Brazil. Love it and enjoy the story and the conclusion. This was my first James Patterson private series that I read. Probably will start to read the other private series. Muito Obrigado!
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