The Games: A Private Novel

The Games: A Private Novel

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by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
     
 

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Rio has spent years preparing to host the world during the Olympic games—but they didn't prepare for this...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—home to beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, stunning natural beauty, and the world's largest Carnival celebration—knows how to throw a party. So it's a natural choice to host the

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Rio has spent years preparing to host the world during the Olympic games—but they didn't prepare for this...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—home to beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, stunning natural beauty, and the world's largest Carnival celebration—knows how to throw a party. So it's a natural choice to host the biggest spectacles in sports—the World Cup and the Olympics. To ensure that the games go off without a hitch, the organizers turn to Jack Morgan, the unflappable head of the renowned international security and consulting firm Private. But when events are this exclusive, someone's bound to get left off the guest list.

Two years after the action nearly spilled from the field to the stands during soccer's championship match, Jack is back in Rio for the Olympics. But before the cauldron is even lit, the only thing more intense than the competition is the security risks. When prominent clients he's supposed to be protecting disappear, and bodies mysteriously start to litter the streets, Jack is drawn deep into the heart of a ruthless underworld populated by disaffected residents trying to crash the world's biggest party. As the opening ceremonies near, with the world watching in horror, Jack must sprint to the finish line to defuse a threat that could decimate Rio and turn the games from a joyous celebration into a deadly spectacle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316407113
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
06/27/2016
Series:
Private Series , #11
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
2,887
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of books and reading, Patterson has created a new children's book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: 'We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say: "PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'" He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and has over four hundred Teacher Eduction Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
Education:
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Website:
http://www.jamespatterson.com

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The Games: A Private Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
i was spell bound from page two!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I stopped reading on page 215 Large Print edition. This is the first one I have given up on. Same plot, themes, BS, etc as any of the books from B.Thor, D.DiSilva, J.P. et al... Different names and locations but you know what it is and what happens. SORRY ! Get this one from the local library.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Enjoyed it because I just finished some historical books and needed a change which it delivered but the Private series is not one of my favorite Patterson series
Anonymous 6 months ago
James Patterson is always entertaining but these things always scare me to death because they are always so close to the truth. This is a great summer read.
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bmoruz 3 months ago
Another typical James Patterson book. It was interesting, mysterious and of course there has to be a love story. The timing was good as the olympics are currently going on in Rio. I enjoyed it and read it in 2 days.
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Mr_Wonderful 7 months ago
Patterson's books are becoming too predictable
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