Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
On your mark
“Private, the world’s most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries.
The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games’ organizing committee has been killed. It’s clear to Peter that this wasn’t a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.
Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with lies, corruption, and greed. Immediately, Karen hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Peter uncover a criminal genius who won’t stop until he’s completely destroyed the modern games. “America’s #1 storyteller” (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax”.-Barnes and Noble Overview
The staff of Scott Community College Library will be happy to place a hold on this book for you or you can check it out from your public library in Bettendorf Public Library, Clinton Public Library, Davenport Public Library, East Moline Public Library, LeClaire Community Library, Moline Public Library, Musser Public Library, Sherrard Public Library, and the Scott County Libraries.
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice.
“From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they called him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, fighting alongside them in the streets, as well as protecting them from rooftops and stealth positions. Through four combat deployments, he was awarded seven medals for bravery, including two Silver Stars. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the Great war memoirs of all time.” –Barnes and Noble Overview
The staff of Scott Community College Library will be happy to place a hold on this book for you or you can check it out from your public library in Davenport Public Library, Bettendorf Public Library, LeClaire Community Library, Musser Public Library, Robert R. Jones Public Library, Scott County Library in Princeton, and the Rock Island Public Libraries.