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.
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.
Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus, claiming responsibility. 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.
My Take: I must admit that I really enjoy James Patterson books, but the Private series is just not my favorite series of his, I think it is because in the first Private book I just didn't like the characters. I didn't really like the second book in the series either so I almost didn't try this one. I am really glad I did though. Peter Knight is a very likable character and I found myself truly caring about this character. I guess it's was because he was a single father whose wife died while giving birth to his twin children. His children play a major part in the story so I won't say much other than he has his hands full with them. This book was very current and up to date as it deals with the Olympic games. I even thought of this book when there was talk of the lack of security in the games this year. This book kept my interest and kept me wanting to listen more.
Audio: I thought that the Narrator Paul Panting did a good job with the narration. I would listen to another book by him. There were really nothing to distract from the story.
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