A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post bestseller
A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
In Europe’s most dangerous city…
Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world’s most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private’s most high-profile cases, and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin’s most dangerous investigation yet.
An investigator is searching…
Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined. And she’s also Chris’ ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone, and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.
And she’s after more than the truth.
Mattie’s chase takes her into Berlin’s most guarded, hidden, and treacherous places, revealing secrets from Chris’ past that she’d never dreamed of in the time they were lovers. On the brink of a terrifying discovery, Mattie holds on to her belief in Chris in the face of a horror that could force all of Europe to the edge of destruction and chaos.
James Patterson has taken the European thriller to a masterful new level with Private Berlin, an adrenaline-charged, spectacularly violent and sexy novel with unforgettable characters of dark and complex depths. Private Berlin proves why Patterson is truly the world’s #1 bestselling author.
© 2013 by James Patterson
“Patterson has written a brilliant story of the horrors that occurred in Berlin during the time of the Cold War and how it impacted the people of Berlin before and after the taking down of the Berlin Wall.”
“Private mixes action, mystery, and personal drama…Patterson and [Sullivan] may well be on their way to rivaling—and possibly surpassing—the popularity of their Women’s Murder Club series.”
Ari Fliakos is a voice and television actor. His audiobook narrations have earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2014 he won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.