Private are working with the organising committee on security for the Games, so Denton Marshall was a valuable client. But there is a more personal link: Denton. London "Private", die renommierteste Ermittlungsagentur der Welt, wird beauftragt, sich um die Sicherheit der Olympischen Spiele zu kümmern. Inhaltsangabe zu "Private Games". July The Games have arrived in London and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting.
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Peter Knight, unfortunately, came across as a rather cliched character and a buffoon. He was matched only by the equally inept bad guy, a character going by the name "Chronos".
Chronos is presented as an evil mastermind and yet makes mistake after mistake, absolutely none of which is capitalized on by our Mr Knight.
In fact Knight's discoveries of clues were virtually all accomplished by accident. When he is in danger it is only through the actions of others, including his mother and his just-turned 3-year old son, that he is rescued.
The final 30 pages or so provided some saving grace for this novel, raising it from 1 star to 2, and resulted in some satisfaction in the resolution.
But for me it was too little, too late. It would seem Mr Patterson needed to spend a bit more time in the editing role for this novel.
I remain wary of my mother-in-laws recommendations Oct 01, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it liked it Shelves: review-copy , books-i-own.
The year is The Location is London and the backdrop is that of Olympic Games. Can things get any bigger? Huge number of agents has been assigned to the security detail of anybody who is somebody at the games.
They are the best at what they do and have the latest technology to back them up. A high ranking games official is brutally murdered and a man named Cronus sends a letter to a reporter Karen Pope claiming responsibility.
Peter Knight gets involved in this case twice over as not only The year is Peter Knight gets involved in this case twice over as not only this was important to him professionally, but he also has a personal interest.
With too much at stake, Peter cannot under any circumstances rule this as a mere co-incidence. Together with Karen, Knight has to discover the identity of the killer before it is too late.
Just as the thought of Olympic Games create an image of grandeur in my mind and this novel helped me to picturise it even more clearly.
It had the glamour, the adrenaline, and the nerves — whatever feelings that come with an event like this. Mystery fanatics like me may be able to guess out the mystery part, but that does not actually take the charm out of the book.
In this case, the journey is eventful enough to keep you going even though you know what to expect at the destination.
And the climax was too… I do not know how to explain exactly without giving any spoilers. So let me just say the climax was a bit too implausible for me.
The storyline was fast paced and the author has taken care to try and keep the readers engrossed within the pages with doses of mystery, action and psychosis.
To round it off, it turned out to be a pretty mediocre book, certainly not something I expect with the cover that says James Patterson on the front.
Well, he has set the bar of expectations so high for himself that he is bound to miss it at times. Nov 28, Paula Dembeck rated it really liked it.
This installment of the Private series was first published in It takes readers to London just before the start of the Olympics Games and is one of the better books I have read in the series so far.
Peter Knight, recently widowed and the father of three-year-old twins, is a senior investigator at Privates London office, trying to balance his job with the care of his children.
Luke and Isabel are a handful and Knight has just lost Nancy his Irish nanny who has resigned in a huff. She is not This installment of the Private series was first published in Knight does not need this latest crisis at home, he has enough on his plate.
Private was hired to handle security for the Olympics and agents from all over the world have been brought in to help with this huge complex job.
Mike Lancer a former decathlon champion in the eighties and nineties and now a motivational speaker and security consultant, is also a member of the games organizing committee and was hired to arrange security for the mega event.
Lancer, who has worked with Private International in the past, is concerned about the effect the high-profile murder will have on the games, knowing the press will blast the lurid details of his brutal murder all over the world.
Jack Morgan, the owner and head of the international investigative company known as Private, with offices in every major city in the world, staffed by top notch forensic scientists, security specialists and investigators like Knight, is on his way to London.
Karen Pope, a recently hired and ambitious sports reporter at the Sun, a British tabloid with a wide readership, has been handed a plain envelope containing a greeting card which when opened begins playing weird Greek flute music.
Pope takes the letter to her editor who hires Private to discretely and quickly analyze the letter with the agreement its contents is not to be revealed unless it is firsts published in their newspaper.
Pope is a dogged, hard-nosed journalist trying to make a name for herself. She must stay ahead of the other reporters who are trying to match or better her stories and soon becomes involved in the investigation and the effort to track Cronus down and prevent further killings.
Will they be forced to close down the Olympic Games? Cronus is a man filled with rage who has suffered a cruel and violent past and now sees himself as a super creature.
He has recruited three traumatized sisters from the Serbian killing fields in the Balkans and convinced them they have been sent to earth as his apostles to assist in his homicidal missions.
He calls them the Furies. Over the years they have become devoted to him and his dreams of vengeance have become theirs. Cronus is furious at what has happened to the Olympic Games over the years as the ideals and spirit on which they were founded have been lost, influenced more and more by corporations, money and corruption.
He has become obsessed with making a statement to the world of sport by exposing what has happened to the games, now marred by athletes who cheat using performance enhancing drugs, dishonest organizers granted kickbacks to influence decisions about the Olympic site, deceitful judges who accept bribes to favor certain athletes or bend the rule, greedy contractors who mismanage funds and doctors who alter birth certificates for cash.
He wants to rid the world of those who have ruined the games and made them a mockery and an abomination. He wants them clean again. Cronus has been planning this mission for over seven years, a mission he will complete for all Olympians, an act that will mark the end of the modern games with a spectacle of violence, sacrifice and blood.
His plan is intricate and requires intense concentration, strict discipline and careful coordination to successfully carry out the sequence of events that will lead to the grand and showy finale he has planned.
But before that happens, he and the Furies have work to do. As his plans begin to unfold, the media goes crazy, fans become fearful and stay away from key events and some countries demand the games be shut down until security is assured.
But the television ratings for the games remain high as people turn in from the safety of their homes to see what happens next. Patterson and Sullivan have done a good job providing interesting key characters, an exciting plot, planting a few good twists and managing the suspense in this tense narrative.
Karen Pope is an especially good character as the irritating Sun reporter, as is the man known as Hooligan, the insanely smart chief of science, technology and forensics at Private London.
The final scenes are especially well laid out, allowing readers to closely follow the action, creating and holding the intensity for several pages so it becomes difficult to put the book down.
Mar 17, Johnnie Gee rated it it was ok. Private has gone international and has been commissioned to provide security to the Olympic Games in London.
After reading the other two books I was really looking forward to this one and what a disappointment, first none of the main characters are carried over with the exception of Jack and maybe a couple of others all with minor parts.
Knight who has two small hellish children is the main man in this overdone, unrealistic story from start to finish. I am not sure who wrote it but it certainly Private has gone international and has been commissioned to provide security to the Olympic Games in London.
I am not sure who wrote it but it certainly wasn't the same person that wrote the other two and I am betting that it wasn't James Patterson either.
Most likely he did a rough outline or approved one and let the "ghost writer" run with it into the ground.
I like action adventure, mystery, technology, but please make it half way believable don't just create stuff to make it fit the story.
The plot of this story was not very good, actually I would call it bad. If this would have been the first James Patterson book I had read I would not have bothered to try another.
I gave this two stars but I am being generous. The best thing about this book is the setting at the London Olympics, especially since they haven't happened yet.
I had the John Williams themes playing in my head the whole time -- build in soundtrack. Other than that, this book is fairly lame.
Maybe it's the page long chapters that disrupt the flow of the story. This seems to be a Patterson thing although who knows how much of the writing he actually does himself that is driving me crazy.
The "twists and turns" are pretty predictable, the The best thing about this book is the setting at the London Olympics, especially since they haven't happened yet.
The "twists and turns" are pretty predictable, the mythology element is weird and the characters are flat and not likeable.
The death of the villain is absolutely absurd. If this scene had occurred mid-book, I would have tossed the book. Really, Leatherman in the eye that gets struck by lightning and the guy falls into the Olympic flame??
Pick one, Patterson. No more Private series for me -- not enough redeeming value. Mar 29, Laurie rated it it was ok.
This book takes place during the soon-to-come London Olympic games. The plot was basic ridiculous. I felt that the setting was in a futuristic science fiction place instead of London of summer of The protagonist could be hit by a car, beat up, shot, etc.
It was just too unbelievable. Additionally, the guy has three-year-old twins, and these twins had the intellectual and emotional maturity of 14 year olds.
I kept thinking this guy has This book takes place during the soon-to-come London Olympic games. I kept thinking this guy has never been around three-year-olds in his life.
They could reason, had accurate concepts of time, and could be sarcastic. I don't care how bright your 3-year-old is, these kids were not believable in any way.
I did notice in this bio that he had kids too. Sep 19, 16BarnesRiderA rated it it was ok. An absolutely great piece of work, realy interesting and it got me hooked in the first few pages, i finished it realy quickly and was very pleased with it.
The genre of this book like many other James Patterson books is crime, and a tiny bit of horror, not much at all though, and is book number 3 in the private series.
Like all other private books I realy enjoyed reading this and would recommend this to anyone. Some parts were sad as always but most parts kept me on edge.
All in all a An absolutely great piece of work, realy interesting and it got me hooked in the first few pages, i finished it realy quickly and was very pleased with it.
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Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10, competitors who represent more than 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.
This book was first published on January 1, by Little, Brown and Company. This book is a thriller novel set just before and during the London Olympics.
Private London has been commissioned to provide security for the London Olympics. Private London has been thrown into some disarray, because a number of its personnel were killed in an airplane crash just before the Olympics began.
The slain man is a member of the Olympic games organizing committee. After the murder, Karen Pope, a reporter for The Sun , receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus.
Cronus claims he will kill persons involved with the Olympics who he considers corrupt. Cronus does just that, even infiltrating Olympics security and Knight's home.