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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. 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 ...
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Overview

On your mark

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.

Get set

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. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.

Die

Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with lies, corruption, and greed. Immediately, Karen hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Peter uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's completely destroyed the modern games. "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316219921
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Private Series , #3
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Free Preview
  • Sales rank: 10,262
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Book 3

    To all who asked, this is book #3 in the Private series from James Patterson.

    19 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Kelu

    I havent played it yet but maybe its good

    17 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Wow...

    Read the desripction... does it sound like a game?

    13 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    What????

    Is it a book or a game??????

    10 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Bdhwdjjhddhhdjdpddhdd

    Good

    9 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Oh my goodness!!! SNORE FEST!!

    Okay... this might be one of the most confusing books ever...

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Um

    Is this book good for my age

    7 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Alexia

    SIZE 12

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    ?

    Book or game someone tel me

    5 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    F

    Yffdc..

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    A must read

    Patterson never disappoints. He remains undisputed King of the Page Turner. I really thought I had it all figured out. Of course, I didn't. Twisting and turning till the very end.
    How lucky for us that he is so prolific. I absolutely would not want to wait a year for the next one!


    judy944

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Should i get

    Uh

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    A game or not

    Game yes or no i hate this because i can only read on this nook

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Ndjdjd

    Jp ur better off on ur own
    Ps everybody check ourt maximum ride those are like jps best teen novels i<3 them sooooooooooooo much
    YOLO

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Patterson Page Turner

    Loved it, had to cut down on caffeine during certain passages, this book is stimulant enough.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    Recommend

    A little hard to find the hook. Although I was expecting something "on location" in the US, I did buy the book so I could finish reading it. Would I have bought it with a 3 or 4 chapter preview? Probably not. I needed the first 15 chapters to get into it. Overall, a giood read, but a little wordy. Jay

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Pages all messed up

    Very hard to follow not enjoyable bad read

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    The worst

    Do not waste your time or money

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Boooo

    Booooo

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Is it ?

    Is it a kids book? Please tell me

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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