The Games by James Patterson

A few years ago Jack Morgan, the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private, was in Rio de Janiero consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. However the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands when a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. Fortunately, Jack and his Private team averted disaster during football’s biggest tournament and the story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence.

Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil’s beautiful capital to secure the Olympics. However before the torch is even lit,  he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan and Jack discovers that someone in Brazil will stop at nothing to sabotage the games. Jack begins to suspect that The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen and he must sprint into action in order to defuse a lethal plot set in motion during the World Cup that could decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a deadly spectacle. (I can see why this novel wasn’t called “Private Games”.)

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