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Vanishing Games: A novel
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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.
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Roger Hobbs. (2015). Vanishing Games: A novel. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Roger Hobbs. 2015. Vanishing Games: A Novel. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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        A shipment of incredibly valuable uncut sapphires, smuggled out of Burma and hijacked by pirates in the South China Sea, provides the MacGuffin for Edgar-finalist Hobbs’s fantastic sequel to 2013’s Ghostman. Enter a pair of professional thieves, Jack (aka Mr. Outis/Ghostman) and his onetime mentor, now partner, Angela. Each of them is a master of disguise, able to alter posture, attitude, accent, and expression to suit the moment. Equipped with an array of false passports, they move through the glamorous world of the super-rich in Hong Kong and Macao. Jack has no qualms about killing and does his share. Yet Hobbs stops the action, when he sees fit, in the most amazing fashion. In one scene, Jack and a professional assassin pause to discuss Greek mythology and the story of the cyclops Polyphemus for several pages before resuming their battle to the death. Those who can stomach the graphic violence will find this an irresistible ride. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber.

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