Vanishing Games: A novel

Vanishing Games: A novel

by Roger Hobbs


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The gritty, riveting, highly anticipated sequel to the national (and international) best seller Ghostman, by the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roger Hobbs

It’s just before dawn on the South China Sea when three experienced pirates open fire on a small smuggling yacht. Their target: a bag of uncut sapphires worth millions. But when one of them stumbles across an enormous treasure that wasn’t on the manifest, everything goes sideways. Within minutes two of them are dead, leaving the third, a coldblooded psychopath, to claim both the sapphires and the mysterious windfall for himself. If he disappears, he won’t just be wealthy. He’ll have the power to change the course of history.

His boss, Angela, isn’t about to let that happen. She calls in a favor from her onetime protégé: a fixer sometimes known as Jack, or more often as simply the Ghostman. Within hours he’s flying halfway around the world to find her in the glimmering neon slums of Macau. Jack has no real name, no address and no fingerprints—but given the right motivation, he can make serious problems vanish. Though the two haven’t talked since they botched a job six years ago, as soon as Jack’s off the plane they’re back together again, facing down a crime boss, a hit man and a conspiracy bigger than anything they’ve ever encountered and more dangerous than they could’ve imagined.

Their partnership—between people with no lasting relationships whatsoever—is at the very heart of a novel that will cement Roger Hobbs’s status as one of our most talented crime writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385352642
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Born in 1988, ROGER HOBBS graduated from Reed College in Portland. He lives in Seattle.

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Vanishing Games: A novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent sequel to Ghostman
booksandwine More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I've read this year. The novel is so well researched that I felt like I had been to school on criminal behavior. Each scene so vividly detailed with rich vibrant color and action. The Vanishing Game is every bit as good as Ghostman. It is a gritty, non-stop thrill ride with characters so cool and like able! Highest recommendation for this book. Very seldom do I want to re-read a book, but this one qualifies.