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Private Berlin

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.

Editorial Reviews

“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.”

USA Today

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.”

BookReporter.com

Author Biography

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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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.

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