The Games

The Games

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316407113
Branch Call Number: F MST PATTERSON
Characteristics: 366 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Mark T - Author


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Oct 07, 2019

Jack Morgan, the head of Private Investigation firm, is in Rio to make sure everything is set for the Olympics. Someone is trying to sabotage the games and Jack and his team have to figure out who it is and stop them.

Aug 07, 2018

This is one of the best books of the Private series. There are two parallel plots going on, both set in Rio in the days leading up to the 2016 Olympics. The commentary about the two economic classes in Rio can’t be ignored as it is integral to the story line.

Mar 06, 2017

I've loved all of Patterson's series book. Right up there with Alex Cross, is the Private series. Another score from one of my favourite fiction writers!

Feb 12, 2017

I like James Patterson books a lot, even the ones he is co-authoring. That said, the PRIVATE books generally are also a fun read, but not quite up to the same level as his stand-alone's. This one is the same - very entertaining and interesting settings and stories, but with a few too many improbable things popping up to save the day at the last minute.

Nov 20, 2016

I really like this book, the Private novels, and James Patterson!
~This one picks up where Private London ends. It's got action, adventure, and one of my favorite heroes. As an English major I can and do appreciate all genres; take it for the entertainment value it's intended for, and you won't be disappointed :D

Nov 07, 2016

Good grief this was awful. Much of it seemed to be lifted right out of Angels and Demons. The best thing I can say for works like this from the Patterson factory are that they are very fast reading.

Oct 30, 2016

It was just Ok.

Jul 31, 2016

Too, too predictable!

Jul 14, 2016

The romance between members of Private weakens the story line. Please don't turn this series into a romantic novel.

Jul 05, 2016

Another action filled addition to the Private Series. Enjoyed this one more that Private Paris. Lots of action and drama in typical Patterson fast page turning fashion. Two interesting story lines keep you going to the finish line.


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