Private Berlin (Private, Book 5) by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
IN EUROPE'S most threatening CITY
Chris Schneider is a megastar agent at inner most Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's strongest research company. He retains his equipment mystery as he tackles Private's such a lot high-profile cases-and whilst Chris unexpectedly disappears, he turns into inner most Berlin's most threatening research yet.
AN INVESTIGATOR IS SEARCHING
Mattie Engel is one other best agent at inner most Berlin, stunning and ruthlessly determined-and she's additionally Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into discovering Chris, following ends up in the 3 humans Chris was once investigating whilst he vanished: a billionaire suspected of dishonest on his spouse, a football megastar accused of throwing video games, and a nightclub proprietor with ties to the Russian mob. anybody of them may definitely wish Chris gone-and one among them is evil sufficient to wish him dead.
AND SHE'S AFTER greater than THE TRUTH
Mattie's chase takes her into Berlin's such a lot guarded, hidden, and treacherous areas, revealing secrets and techniques from Chris's earlier that she'd by no means dreamed of within the time they have been fans. near to a terrifying discovery, Mattie holds directly to her trust in Chris-in the face of a horror that can strength all of Europe to the sting of destruction and chaos.
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