Private Berlin

Private Berlin

by James Patterson
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Private Berlin by James Patterson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455521753
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Private Series , #5
Pages: 416

About the Author

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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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

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Private Berlin 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 255 reviews.
BobLdoit More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I spent good money for this read. The author gives unneeded descriptions of surroundings, roadways and other insignificant details. Characters arrive on scene mysteriously, almost like ghosts. Some of the events are unbelievable and the characters inone chapter take forever to go 20 miles and in another chapter they arrive in 2 short paragraphs.I can not recommend this book and am really disappointed in the author(s). This is NOT James Patersonly written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 56. I used to love James Patterson. All of his books now are written with someone else, and they read , and have the plot of a Dr. Suess book. He is no longer a novelist, simply out for the money of illeterite readers that have not yet found true writers. His books are crap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read....great mystery. Not your everyday, run of the mill story. More, please!
Krisbrad More than 1 year ago
Best Private yet - grabs you from the first page and you just can't put it down.  If you are a Patterson fan - Private Berlin doesn't disappoint!!
Ejay More than 1 year ago
Since I have not made a trip to Berlin (on my bucket list) the names of the streets and some of the names of the people were a little hard to pronounce, however it did not take away from the story. I will admit that this was not my favorite in the Private series but a good read nevertheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one of Patterson's best. Story was uninteresting and did not flow well. I read everything of Patterson but skipping the Private series from now on. He works best on his own anyway.
lettcarr More than 1 year ago
holds your interest and makes you wish it would never end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a James Patterson fan as I am, Private Berlin does not disapoint. Having read all of the Private books, eagerly awaited this new location. It is my hope Patterson will continue with the series. Always fascinating with many unexpected twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Paterson's fast paced novels whith many twists and turns...not predictable.
channelchick More than 1 year ago
Once you read the preview, you will definitely want to continue. I love all of the "Private" books. Lots of twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but not great. I enjoy Patterson's other books much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Private Berlin is the 5th book in the Private series by American author James Patterson. It is co-written with Mark Sullivan. Set in modern-day Berlin, where Jack Morgan’s Private organisation has yet another branch, and starts with the search for a Private investigator, Christoph Schneider, who has failed to check in as expected. His ex-fiancée, Private operative Mattie Engel alerts the Private team who contact Jack Morgan to authorise the activation of Schneider’s locator chip, and the team also examines the cases Chris has been working on. The chip Chris had inserted leads the team to an abandoned slaughterhouse; when Kripo are called, Hauptcommissar Hans Dietrich is reluctant to allow Private any input. But soon enough, the remains of many victims are uncovered, moments before the slaughterhouse is destroyed by explosives. As Private and Kripo investigate, they try to tie Chris’s murder to his current cases: a rising soccer star with occasional erratic performance; and a billionaire businessman whose wife suspects him of adultery. But is seems Private’s computers have been hacked and Chris’s files corrupted; security footage shows him meeting with an unknown woman; and a meeting with a cabaret owner raises more questions. This fast-paced action novel features car chases, explosions, a high-class brothel, masks and disguises, torture and kidnapping. The reader is kept guessing to the end. As usual, it is all presented in Patterson’s gimmicky short chapters: anything from one to four pages of print, this also means a quick read as 429 pages is effectively only 300 or less. The other gimmick is the use of first-person narration for the villain: meant to be unnerving, but doesn’t really have that effect. The co-writer for this book is the same as Private Games, but this definitely a better book: perhaps Patterson himself had more input, or perhaps it is that only readers familiar with Berlin would be able to assess if the feel of the city is genuinely conveyed. The climax is a bit clunky, and the only character with any depth is Mattie. Will the Private series continue, and will it be worth reading? Another quick read. 
marie2hkup More than 1 year ago
recommend,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner. Invloves action suspense mystery erotica and is throughly scary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THE PRIVATE SERIES JUST AS MUCH AS WMC aka WOMANS MURDER CLUB, ALEX CROSS, MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a preview it was exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe some readers did not like this book! I wonder if they read the whole book. Yes, at times it is a little slow but the authors are trying to make sure the reader can visualize everything! It is so exciting in the last third of the book, I couldn't read fast enough! I never knew who the bad guy was until it was almost revealed! If you did not finish the book before, go back and read it! You will not be disappointed!
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Excellent book! Really enjoyed the story and hearing about Berlin and it's people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge James Patterson fan . This book did not disappoint !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!
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In my opinion, the best so far in this series. Interesting plot, a definite page turner!