A new thriller in the no. 1 bestselling Private series based around the London 2012 Olympic Games
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
"Slick and suspenseful."--BookLoons.com "PRIVATE mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series."--BookReporter.com Acclaim for Private "Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides."--lorisreadingcorner.com
In Patterson and Sullivan's thriller, a madman commits a series of gruesome acts to stop the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Working to thwart him are Peter Knight, a troubleshooter for Private-"the world's most renowned investigation firm"-and tabloid reporter Karen Pope. Timed to coincide with the real London Olympics in July, the book is filled with action, suspense, gruesome death, and-surprisingly-a touch of romance, all ably narrated by Paul Panting. For chapters focusing on Knight, Panting employs his own voice, adding a bit of edge to his speech, while for those narrated by homicidal villain Cronus, he switches to a chillingly soft tone. Cronus's reflections are initially unemotional, but progress from arrogant to furious as his careful planning is undone by Knight. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.