When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag.
"Could've been an entertaining few hours..."
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.
Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists, and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth.
"Very Well done... but..."
Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases - and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet. Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined - and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished....
"Even as pulp fiction, really a bad book"
In Seven Dirty Words, journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred.
"Couldn't Get Halfway Through"
Mattie Engel is one of the rising stars at Private Berlin, and believes she’s seen the worst of people in her previous life with the Berlin police force. That is until Chris, her colleague - and until recently, her fiancé - is found dead, brutally murdered in an old slaughterhouse outside the city. The slaughterhouse is filled with bodies. But just as Private begin their investigations, the building explodes, wiping out all evidence of the crimes, and nearly killing Mattie and her team.
"Suspense, history and horrifying"
July 2012: The Games have arrived in London. Preparations have gone flawlessly and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence. But one man has a devastating plan. Having waited years for this chance, he is now ready for vengeance. When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found decapitated in his garden, Peter Knight, head of Private London, is called to the scene.
To most of us "mainlanders," the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are resort destinations, summer homes for the Kennedys, the Obamas, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. But after the tourists and jetsetters leave, the cold weather descends, and the local shop owners, carpenters, and fishermen ready themselves for the main event: high school football. For over 50 years, the local teams have been locking horns every November. They play for pride, a coveted trophy, and, very often, a shot at the league championship.
Epische Science Fiction vom Co-Autor der "Elfen", James A. Sullivan: Es ist eine Ära des technischen Niedergangs. Die Menschen haben das Sonnensystem besiedelt, doch Misstrauen und Kriege beherrschen weite Teile der Galaxis. Da werden auf dem Planeten Chrysaor die Überreste einer uralten außerirdischen Kultur entdeckt - eine Station unter der Erde, voller rätselhafter Maschinen. Der Fund weckt die Hoffnung auf neuen technologischen Fortschritt.
Private, die renommierteste Ermittlungsagentur der Welt, beschäftigt auch in der Berliner Dependance nur die besten Agenten. Doch dann verschwindet einer von ihnen spurlos: Chris Schneider hatte zuvor eine persönliche Auszeit genommen - warum, wusste niemand. Das Private-Team um Mathilde Engel und Tom Burkhart erhält Hinweise auf ein verlassenes Schlachthaus bei Ahrensfelde, in dem Chris sich aufzuhalten scheint. Doch das Einzige, was sie finden, ist Chris' Peilsender.
London 2012. "Private", die renommierteste Ermittlungsagentur der Welt, wird beauftragt, sich um die Sicherheit der Olympischen Spiele zu kümmern...