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Nicole W wrote a review Nov Best Bachelorette Party Daytime Activity! We went for a bachelorette party and it was the best decision we made all trip.
It helped all of the girls get to know each other, was a great way to see the city and it was so much fun - especially because our bride is REALLY competitive.
It's definitely something different to do for a bachelorette and it was so worth it. Read more. Date of experience: October Helpful Share.
Karen Diemer wrote a review Nov So much fun! Cashunt was awesome, Chris was very informative right from the first phone call! We met up for my husbands birthday so our kids could join us from outside of Boston, We had also a group of friends with us, being that we are all competitive we started running right out of the gate!
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Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10, competitors who represent more than countries.
I despised Private, but actually quite liked Private: London, not so much for the story but due to certain parts of that book being set around where I live so I could atleast appreciate that the book had been well As my two stars would suggest this was okay!
I despised Private, but actually quite liked Private: London, not so much for the story but due to certain parts of that book being set around where I live so I could atleast appreciate that the book had been well researched.
This book however was not well researched, something that is blindingly obvious when one of the charcters I can't remember which character it was is recollecting the day in London after the city was awarded the Olympic games.
However considering the day after London was awarded the games the city was bought to a standstill as a result of the London bombings there was no mention of this in the characters recollections although it is mentioned in another part of the novel.
Also, as stated I quite liked Private: London, so when I realised on page one that the characters from that book had been killed off to make way for the new characters in this installment I was not impressed.
I see no reason why the previous characters couln't have handled the events in this book instead of the cardboard cliches that we were actually given.
And when the causes of the characters from the previous novels death is revealed towards the end of this book it just seems pointless and crow barred in.
Another thing I really didn't like about this book were the fictitious names given to characters who are obviously based on real life people, such as Mayor "Morris" of London.
The fictitious "fastest man on earth" competing at the games, and the fictitious "knighted 5 time gold medal winning British rower".
It was obvious who the real life counterparts of these characters were supposed to be so I see no reason why real names couldn't have been used, it's been done many times before and even by Patterson himself.
The main charcters three year old twins in this book seemed to have a vocabulary and understanding way beyond their years so again a lack of research is an issue.
Also considering this book was set in Britain and features mainly British charcaters it was littered with "Americanisms" so once again research issues.
And then the team said to be representing Britain in football at the Olympics were England rather than the team GB squad that will actually be representing us.
So one massive research failure there. And civillians being allowed to carry hand guns on the streets of London during the Olympics. I don't care how big the Olympic contract the security company supposedly has and how much papperwork and red tape the authour reckons the character would have to go through.
It wouldn't happen. One other thing that really grated me about this book although more on a personal level than a direct critisim was that one of the main characters was supposedly a journalist fot The Sun newspaper.
And with my personal views on that paper after their infamous The Truth headline I don't feel that that newspaper deserves the free publicity and advertising generated from this book and for me the inclussion of any other newspaper would have made the reading experiance a little more enjoyable.
And Finally every twist and plot line in this book were blindingly obvious from the off, so for a thriller it wasn't very, err, thrilling.
I suppose it was inevitable that we would get a book from someone based on terroissm at the games. And whilst this book had potential such as the God complex of the main attagonist combined with his troubled and injured past plus the comparisons between the ancient Olympics and the modern games.
But for me this book just plainly failed to deliver on so many levels - something that is illustarted perfectly with the stupidly absurd climax to this stroy.
Jul 23, Benjamin Thomas rated it it was ok Shelves: mystery-detective-pi. So my mother-in-law came for a visit last week and, knowing I read a lot of books, she insisted I read this latest and greatest book by James Patterson.
Of course, just about all of me defenses went up because: 1 It's a James Patterson book. Now, I've enjoyed some of his early Alex Cross books but his novel manufacturing machine that cranks out new books per year from his "co-authors" is a real turn off for me; 2 It's a recommendation from somebody who reads a moderate amount but rarely So my mother-in-law came for a visit last week and, knowing I read a lot of books, she insisted I read this latest and greatest book by James Patterson.
But in the end And so I did. And I could justify it by telling myself it's all about the Olympics in London that starts tomorrow.
I would get points for timeliness. Unfortunately, the book lived up to my low expectations but no further. This is actually the third novel in the "Private" series but features a new London-based protagonist and should easily stand alone.
And it would have if only it had legs. The hero of the story is Peter Knight very imaginative , an agent in the "Private" security firm which has been hired to provide security for the London Olympic Games.
The story was a bit slow getting started but I did enjoy the descriptions of the major Olympic moments and the fictional athletes. Peter Knight, unfortunately, came across as a rather cliched character and a buffoon.
He was matched only by the equally inept bad guy, a character going by the name "Chronos". Chronos is presented as an evil mastermind and yet makes mistake after mistake, absolutely none of which is capitalized on by our Mr Knight.
In fact Knight's discoveries of clues were virtually all accomplished by accident. When he is in danger it is only through the actions of others, including his mother and his just-turned 3-year old son, that he is rescued.
The final 30 pages or so provided some saving grace for this novel, raising it from 1 star to 2, and resulted in some satisfaction in the resolution.
But for me it was too little, too late. It would seem Mr Patterson needed to spend a bit more time in the editing role for this novel. I remain wary of my mother-in-laws recommendations Oct 01, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it liked it Shelves: review-copy , books-i-own.
The year is The Location is London and the backdrop is that of Olympic Games. Can things get any bigger? Huge number of agents has been assigned to the security detail of anybody who is somebody at the games.
They are the best at what they do and have the latest technology to back them up. A high ranking games official is brutally murdered and a man named Cronus sends a letter to a reporter Karen Pope claiming responsibility.
Peter Knight gets involved in this case twice over as not only The year is Peter Knight gets involved in this case twice over as not only this was important to him professionally, but he also has a personal interest.
With too much at stake, Peter cannot under any circumstances rule this as a mere co-incidence. Together with Karen, Knight has to discover the identity of the killer before it is too late.
Just as the thought of Olympic Games create an image of grandeur in my mind and this novel helped me to picturise it even more clearly.
It had the glamour, the adrenaline, and the nerves — whatever feelings that come with an event like this. Mystery fanatics like me may be able to guess out the mystery part, but that does not actually take the charm out of the book.
In this case, the journey is eventful enough to keep you going even though you know what to expect at the destination. And the climax was too… I do not know how to explain exactly without giving any spoilers.
So let me just say the climax was a bit too implausible for me. The storyline was fast paced and the author has taken care to try and keep the readers engrossed within the pages with doses of mystery, action and psychosis.
To round it off, it turned out to be a pretty mediocre book, certainly not something I expect with the cover that says James Patterson on the front.
Well, he has set the bar of expectations so high for himself that he is bound to miss it at times. Nov 28, Paula Dembeck rated it really liked it.
This installment of the Private series was first published in It takes readers to London just before the start of the Olympics Games and is one of the better books I have read in the series so far.
Peter Knight, recently widowed and the father of three-year-old twins, is a senior investigator at Privates London office, trying to balance his job with the care of his children.
Luke and Isabel are a handful and Knight has just lost Nancy his Irish nanny who has resigned in a huff. She is not This installment of the Private series was first published in Knight does not need this latest crisis at home, he has enough on his plate.
Private was hired to handle security for the Olympics and agents from all over the world have been brought in to help with this huge complex job.
Mike Lancer a former decathlon champion in the eighties and nineties and now a motivational speaker and security consultant, is also a member of the games organizing committee and was hired to arrange security for the mega event.
Lancer, who has worked with Private International in the past, is concerned about the effect the high-profile murder will have on the games, knowing the press will blast the lurid details of his brutal murder all over the world.
Jack Morgan, the owner and head of the international investigative company known as Private, with offices in every major city in the world, staffed by top notch forensic scientists, security specialists and investigators like Knight, is on his way to London.
Karen Pope, a recently hired and ambitious sports reporter at the Sun, a British tabloid with a wide readership, has been handed a plain envelope containing a greeting card which when opened begins playing weird Greek flute music.
Pope takes the letter to her editor who hires Private to discretely and quickly analyze the letter with the agreement its contents is not to be revealed unless it is firsts published in their newspaper.
Pope is a dogged, hard-nosed journalist trying to make a name for herself. She must stay ahead of the other reporters who are trying to match or better her stories and soon becomes involved in the investigation and the effort to track Cronus down and prevent further killings.
Will they be forced to close down the Olympic Games? Cronus is a man filled with rage who has suffered a cruel and violent past and now sees himself as a super creature.
He has recruited three traumatized sisters from the Serbian killing fields in the Balkans and convinced them they have been sent to earth as his apostles to assist in his homicidal missions.
He calls them the Furies. Over the years they have become devoted to him and his dreams of vengeance have become theirs. Cronus is furious at what has happened to the Olympic Games over the years as the ideals and spirit on which they were founded have been lost, influenced more and more by corporations, money and corruption.
He has become obsessed with making a statement to the world of sport by exposing what has happened to the games, now marred by athletes who cheat using performance enhancing drugs, dishonest organizers granted kickbacks to influence decisions about the Olympic site, deceitful judges who accept bribes to favor certain athletes or bend the rule, greedy contractors who mismanage funds and doctors who alter birth certificates for cash.
He wants to rid the world of those who have ruined the games and made them a mockery and an abomination. He wants them clean again. Cronus has been planning this mission for over seven years, a mission he will complete for all Olympians, an act that will mark the end of the modern games with a spectacle of violence, sacrifice and blood.
His plan is intricate and requires intense concentration, strict discipline and careful coordination to successfully carry out the sequence of events that will lead to the grand and showy finale he has planned.
But before that happens, he and the Furies have work to do. As his plans begin to unfold, the media goes crazy, fans become fearful and stay away from key events and some countries demand the games be shut down until security is assured.
But the television ratings for the games remain high as people turn in from the safety of their homes to see what happens next.
Patterson and Sullivan have done a good job providing interesting key characters, an exciting plot, planting a few good twists and managing the suspense in this tense narrative.
Karen Pope is an especially good character as the irritating Sun reporter, as is the man known as Hooligan, the insanely smart chief of science, technology and forensics at Private London.
The final scenes are especially well laid out, allowing readers to closely follow the action, creating and holding the intensity for several pages so it becomes difficult to put the book down.
Mar 17, Johnnie Gee rated it it was ok. Private has gone international and has been commissioned to provide security to the Olympic Games in London.
After reading the other two books I was really looking forward to this one and what a disappointment, first none of the main characters are carried over with the exception of Jack and maybe a couple of others all with minor parts.
Knight who has two small hellish children is the main man in this overdone, unrealistic story from start to finish. I am not sure who wrote it but it certainly Private has gone international and has been commissioned to provide security to the Olympic Games in London.
I am not sure who wrote it but it certainly wasn't the same person that wrote the other two and I am betting that it wasn't James Patterson either.