Private Games

Private Games

Book - 2012
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Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic games in London, but when a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee and his mistress are killed just hours before the opening ceremony, the killer must be identified before others meet the same fate.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown : Grand Central Publishing : Vision, c2012
ISBN: 9781455512973
9781455513024
1455513024
9780316206822
0316206822
Branch Call Number: F PAT NVD
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Mark T.

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rahmmie
Sep 08, 2015

Patterson has not written anything memorable in years but he still manages to churn out books like a machine, most of them just average. This one missed the mark completely, though. It has some very clunky dialogue, the plot is nowhere near believable, and the final confrontation is laughable

akasq Dec 24, 2013

Great new characters.good plot ,
suprising ending. over all an
enjoyable book.

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AChamp
Jul 29, 2013

Throughout the entire book, I could hardly put it down. A few little details did bother me that shouldn't. Just little things like protagonist pointing out that his daughter can't have milk and then giving her milk later on. And the ending was so cheesy and disappointing. The end grew very predictable. I feel like he just got tired of writing so threw everything together at the end.

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jvawter
Jul 09, 2013

WORST ENDING EVER! Great book but the ending "battle" was one of the cheesiest things I've ever read in my life. Something that I would have expected from a high school level writer.

Other than that, I enjoyed the book.

kemibabs Mar 09, 2013

I love this book and all the other James Patterson's book, very hair raising, suspense and twisted plot and beautifully done, I never get bored. It reminds me of anther author James Hadley Chase ( British author), that was long ago, I don't see those books anymore. This book teach a lot of lesson, about been aware of your enemy maybe your trusted friend is ur enemy, like the villain in this book

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FancyFace
Nov 22, 2012

Amazing story, suprise ending, definetly did not think the bad guy would be that person. So far one of my fav of the Private series.

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MARSHAANNE
Nov 22, 2012

Sadly, a complete disappointment. Normally Patterson is one of my favorite authors but this predictable, cliche ridden and rather simplistic book looked to me like he used a boiler plate template and just plugged in different names. I could not recommend to any of my friends.

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rapre
Nov 19, 2012

snorer.. plastic unidimensional characters, waste of pulp

GManBruce Aug 04, 2012

This only made more fun to read because the Olympics are going on right now. Good job on almost predicting the Opening, too!

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bookpusher
Jul 22, 2012

I absolutely loved this book, and the last line cracked me up (before the epilogue)! Loved the way it all ended for Cronus! My husband kept telling me he didn't like this Private book as much as the last two because it was set in England with different people, but I really like Peter Knight...maybe because he reminds me so much of Mike Bennett, who I adore. Can't wait to read more.....get writing Mr. Patterson.

Note: The summary for this book on the Library website must be based on the British version, because the star of this book is Peter Knight.....hmmmm

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