Private Berlin -- Free Preview -- The First 23 Chapters [NOOK Book]

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Private Berlin has the extraordinary pace and international sophistication that has powered The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Patterson's #1 bestseller The Postcard Killers.

IN EUROPE'S MOST DANGEROUS CITY

Chris Schneider is a ...
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Overview

Private Berlin has the extraordinary pace and international sophistication that has powered The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Patterson's #1 bestseller The Postcard Killers.

IN EUROPE'S MOST DANGEROUS CITY

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.

AN INVESTIGATOR IS SEARCHING

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: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone-and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.

AND SHE'S AFTER MORE THAN THE TRUTH

Mattie's chase takes her into Berlin's most guarded, hidden, and treacherous places, revealing secrets from Chris's past that she'd never dreamed of in the time they were lovers. On the brink of a terrifying discovery, Mattie holds on to her belief in Chris-in the face of a horror that could force all of Europe to the edge of destruction and chaos.

James Patterson has taken the European thriller to a masterful new level with Private Berlin, an adrenaline-charged, spectacularly violent and sexy novel with unforgettable characters of dark and complex depths. Private Berlin proves why Patterson is truly the world's #1 bestselling author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316250597
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Series: Private Series , #5
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Free Preview
  • Pages: 107
  • Sales rank: 19,874
  • File size: 557 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Great read

    Once you read the preview, you will definitely want to continue. I love all of the "Private" books. Lots of twists and turns.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Recommended

    This was a good book so far for the free preview. I found the preview to be suspenseful and exciting. I would read other books by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Good

    For a preview it was exciting.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    How can this be a FREE review of the first 23 chapters if B&

    How can this be a FREE review of the first 23 chapters if B&N already wants to know my credit card number??

    2 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Private Berlin...

    This is the most recent of the Private series books all of which are great reading or listening whichever you prefer!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    recommend

    will buy the book in its entirety.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    1 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Generally, I love James Patterson's work - however, this one was

    Generally, I love James Patterson's work - however, this one was an exception.  The storyline was slow and frankly, kind of boring.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    This was good

    I don't believe Patterson wrote this but it was a good book.

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    Posted March 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Very good!! I really enjoyed this... but I love all of Pattersons books.

    I've put the Private books on my wishlist and mark them off as I go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    The main body of the book

    I like it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    If you enjoy James Patterson, you will definetly enjoy this offering.

    I have read James Patterson for years and don't miss a chance to read more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Good

    This is a vary good book

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly recommended

    After reading the first 23 chapters for free, naturally so interesting you have to know what happens next, I am now on chapter 81 of the whole book that I purchased. Keeps you turning pages.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    LOVED IT!!

    Pre-ordered it and loved every page! Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    I like James Pattersons booksI

    If you like mystery i would check this one out. I would read any book
    by Patterson. Kept me in suspense all the way through. Very good writer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Check it out!!

    Loved the first 23 chapters of this book, can't wait to buy the book and read the whole thing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    boring

    Some of Patterson's books I really like. Others not so much. This is an other. I read the first few chapters and decided the book wasn't intersting enough to continue. Was glad it was a sample and that I hadn't spent money on it.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Excellent book.

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