Private Games (Private #3)
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.
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I've read other James Patterson books and some of his earlier stuff was pretty good. But in a techo-thriller, the author has to get the "techno" part absolutely right. And the "thriller" part has to at least hold up. In this book the techno was clangingly, distractingly inaccurate and fanciful. To the point of wanting to hurl the book across the room. The thriller part was s ...more
I love that you got to see another side of Private International, the London side this time, and it was so cool that this took place during the 2012 London Olympics!
It was fast paced, lots of action, and the characters were great! I love Peter Knights character and I cannot wait to read another Private book that takes place in London!
What I didn't like:
Peter Knight's twins did a couple of things that I don't think children their age should be able to do. I was so surprised that at one point I ended up flipping back to reread passages to make sure I hadn't misread their age. They have very well-developed motor skills for ...more
I know something is poorly written when I'm constantly thinking to myself, "I could write this". My expectations were pretty low and I was simply hoping to be entertained, but found even that a struggle. A few issues: 1. Their research of London seemed limited to Fodor's guide and a crappy ...more
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Initially, I wanted to just write "ho-hum" but it was a little better than that. Just.
Private is a world-renowned security company hired to help provide security for the 2012 Olympics being held in London, England. Peter Knight, a widowed father of twins, is the British investigator assigned to the project. From the beginning, it seems that random tragedy is haunting the games but Chronos begins taking "credit" for the deaths. It becomes a race ...more
When I started reading Private Games I thought who the hell is this Peter Knight, what has happened to Dan Carter? T ...more
I am not sure who wrote it but it certainly w ...more
1) It's a James Patterson book. Now, I've enjoyed some of his early Alex Cross books but his novel manufacturing machine that cranks out 12-15 new books per year from his "co-authors" is a real turn off for me;
2) It's a recommendation from somebody who reads a moderate amount but rarely ...more
I didn't really expect too much from this book though as I have not really liked this series compared to Patterson's other series novels. I despised Private, but actually quite liked Private: London, not so much for the story but due to certain parts of that book being set around where I live so I could atleast appreciate that the book had been well rese ...more
2012-this was one of the most patriotic times I’ve ever felt in my life. To have the Olympic games in London was just spectacular and when I read this book it reminded me of those times: the opening ceremony, Jessica Ennis winning gold at the heptathlon, Usain Bolt speeding down the 100m track and Mo Farah winning the 5000. It was absolutely amazing.
This is probably why this book horrified me but astounded me at the same time. The details that Patterson ...more
When It comes to James Patterson's books , no matter what the genre he has written in - I will read them without a doubt as he does wonders , the writing style never gets old or boring as we see with some authors when they have written 10+ books . One of the things that I think keeps James Patterson's books alive is the fact that he offers unknown authors the chance to place their writing in his story. ...more
Set against the backdrop of the upcoming London Olympics, Patterson sets a nice scene and ...more
Konusunu ben çok beğendim bir kere 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında geçiyor benim gibi sadık bir Olimpiyat Seyircisinin kesinlikle hoşuna gideceği bir konu tabii kurgusal bir şekilde yazılmış karakterler ama arada bildiğimiz isimler Usain Bolt vs gibilerde var - (view spoiler)[bu arada o 9,36 lık rekorda fazla iyimser olmuş sanki Patterson ama o rekoruda görürüz inşallah:D (hide spoiler)]
yanlız bu seri olayı karışık biraz kabustan sonra okunması lazım en a ...more
There's no shortage of action throughout, and the main characters are reasonably in ...more
I actually quite enjoyed the book and plan on reading the previous two. I enjoy James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series, but have never read anything else of his. I'm glad I chose this book to branch out.
It was an interesting read, especially since I had the Olympic coverage on in the background. The book is actu ...more
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James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 ...more