Book Review – Private Games

by James Patterson (Century) ISBN: 9781846059742

This book was clearly intended to run in conjunction with the recent Olympic Games in London.

Private, the world’s most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Nigel Steele is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games’ organizing committee and his mistress have been killed.

This book appears to form part of a series of books by the author. Although part of a series this book can be read on its own and has a strong plot-driven story.

This book seems to me to follow the so-called Patterson formula, being fast paced which keeps you on the edge of your seat. Quick, short chapters had a psychological way of making me want to keep turning the pages.

Even though the Olympic Games are finished, this book is still a good read and worth investing the time in reading it.

Michele van Eck

Posted on: 1st October 2012