July 2012: The Games have arrived in London. Preparations have gone flawlessly and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence. But one man has a devastating plan. Having waited years for this chance, he is now ready for vengeance.
When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found decapitated in his garden, Peter Knight, head of Private London, is called to the scene. Private are working with the organising committee on the security for the Games, so Denton Marshall was a valuable client. But there is a more personal link: Marshall was also the fiancé of Knight's mother.
Having only recently lost close friends and colleagues at Private London in a fatal plane crash, this is another torturous blow for Knight and threatens to push him over the edge. But it soon becomes clear that Denton Marshall's murder is no isolated incident, and that the killer's number one target is the Games itself.
As the most talented athletes in the world gather in London, Knight knows he must find Sir Denton's killer. Thousands of lives are at stake....
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
"A killer is targeting the London Olympics in Private Games, the latest thriller from the Patterson production line of reliable page-turners. Not waterproof." (Live, Mail on Sunday - 7 Swimming Pool Must-Haves)
Good story set around the Olympics. The audio equivalent of a page turner, with enough unexpected turns to keep the plot interesting but not confusing. Have listened to it several times.
Being a games maker I had to read this book. If you are missing the games now this is one to read. Quite enjoyed it but felt it fell a bit flat towards the end of the story. Was a bit unbelievable and I felt the ending was disappointing possibly rushed. But it does take you back to all the fun we had this summer!
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