G: The Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan #atozchallenge

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is for bloggers who wish to participate by publishing a blog post every day in April except for Sundays. Each blog post will focus on a letter of the alphabet. For example, April 1 will be A, April 2 will be B and on it goes. By the end of April, a blog post for every letter of the alphabet will have been posted. My theme for 2023 is Book Reviews.

You can read my reviews without worrying about spoilers. My reviews are quite brief, and I give away nothing more than you would read on the back cover or on Goodreads.

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#Private No 11



“Two years ago Jack Morgan – the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private – was in charge of security for the World Cup in Bazil. During the championship final, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his team averted disaster on football’s biggest stage.
Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious as Jack discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the games. A lethal plan put in motion during the World Cup is set to decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a horrifying spectacle” – Blurb

Published in 2016. 366 pages.

My Thoughts

When I finished reading this book, I realised that it was the 11th book in the Private series. Not having read the previous 10 books had no affect at all on my enjoyment of The Games.. My only thought was that I would love to read the entire series, even though it would take a special series to have me committed for that length of time. I would quite like to go back and at least read No 1 in the series, but I have a feeling that if I did that, I would be hooked.

This Book is not at all the type of book that I would choose to read. My reason for choosing was due to the title alone. I was looking for a book for letter G of the AtoZ Challenge. The Games jumped out at me from the library shelf, and I have to say that it’s a great read, with lots of action, drama, and all that you would expect from a book that call’s itself a thriller.

This is another of James Patterson’s collaborations with lesser known authors. Those that I’ve particularly enjoyed are his books that were written with Candice Fox. It’s my opinion that this collaboration with Mark Sullivan is very successful.

All books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library, unless otherwise stated.

Star Rating 

Please note that my star rating system isn’t at all based on literary merit, but is based on my enjoyment for the book.
For me a book that gets five stars, is a book that I really enjoyed, and found difficult to put down.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Unputdownable. Would definitely read again
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Fantastic read. Not to be missed.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable read. Would recommend.
⭐️⭐️Wouldn’t read again
⭐️Don’t recommend this book again

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14 thoughts on “G: The Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan #atozchallenge

  1. I’d been giving him a miss until he started collaborating. I usually stick with an author too. I may come back to this series. Problem is there are too many books to read and too little time


  2. Stopping by from the A-Z. I haven’t read James Patterson, I do like crime thrillers. I like most of all – star ratings based on enjoyment rather than all kinds of abstruse literary attributes and awards.
    All the best for the rest of the challenge.


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