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Private Games

Private Games 2

(Private 3)

by James Patterson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/09/2012

4/5 Rating 2 Reviews
RRP  $23.25 $22.90
The pedal is to the medal in this chilling Olympic thriller - and the finish line is fast approaching...

July 2012- The Games have arrived in London and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence.

When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found brutally murdered, Peter Knight, head of Private London, is called to the scene. 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 was also the fiance of Knight's mother.

Knight is devastated by Denton's murder, but it soon becomes clear that this is no isolated incident. The killer is targeting the Games itself, and the lives of everyone involved are under threat.
Thriller / suspense
Paperback / softback
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  • OK

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    Good mystery. Entertaining

  • a quick read

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    Private Games is the second of the Private International series by James Patterson, set in London at the time of the 2012 Olympic Games (very topical) and co-written with Mark T. Sullivan. Private has been engaged by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to assist with security. Privates London office has just suffered a massive blow with the loss of five of its staff in a suspicious plane crash (thereby neatly, in one sentence, disposing of Dan Carter, Kirsty Webb, Suzy Malone and Wendy Lee, characters only just introduced to the reader in Private London) and Jack Morgan has put Peter Knight in charge. Peter has plenty of other issues to deal with too: still mourning his wife, Kate, he has challenging 3 year old twins who manage to see off all nannies quick smart, and a sister-in-law, Inspector Elaine Pottersfield of the Metropolitan Police, who blames him for Kates death. Then a member of LOCOG, Denton Marshall, soon to be Peters step-father, is found beheaded. An individual referring to himself as Cronus claims responsibility by letter to Sun reporter Karen Pope. This is another fast-paced, action-packed short-chapter Patterson thriller. Into it, he manages to pack war criminals, a madman with delusions of grandeur, murder by knife, poisoned water, bullet, poison dart and exploding magnesium, kidnapping, doping, novel technologies like GPS jewellery and not a few red herrings. The premise of the story is, on the whole, quite plausible and very topical in the current climate of terrorism, increased security and ID theft. A quick read.