This installment of the Private series is set in Rio in 2016 just as the Summer Games are about to kick off. There is a different co author on this book and I think I might like Mark Sullivan's style with James Patterson a bit better than some of the other installments. This book does a wonderful job of describing the socioeconomic and physical geography of the Brazilian city.
The storyline and its connection to poverty and wealth and the struggles to move the country forward without further impoverishing the poor is on point. It definitely creates a thought provoking inner dialogue with me as a reader of the book. It is especially appropriate timing with all that is going on in the US and the world in 2020
The Games by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a typical Private series book with lots of shooting and action. This time Jack Morgan is in Rio for the Summer games in 2016. The details of the city and the landscape definitely make it possible to visualize the scenery and the city as you read. The premise behind the story is a bit close to home with much of what is in the news today in US. There are some thought provoking aspects to the storyline. The book is part of the series but can be read in any order.
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