Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs audiobook

Vanishing Games: A novel

By Roger Hobbs
Read by Jake Weber

Random House Audio
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    ISBN: 9781101888353

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Meaty, violent and riveting [with] a page-burner of a plot. . . . Vanishing Games is meant to be read hard and fast, without slowing down. . . . Hobbs has skillfully loaded this book with detail, device and distractions [and] his command of the language allows the story to come off with brutal authenticity. . . . Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), the king of heist books and creator of the enduring antihero Parker, finally has a worthy successor.  And that's saying something. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic
An exhilaratingly swift-moving crime novel [and] a guilt-free guilty pleasure. . . . [Hobbs] is one of the most informative crime novelists working today. Doug Childers, Richmond-Times Dispatch
Swift, strong, and smart as hell. Adam Woog, Seattle Times
Amazing. . .  an irresistible ride. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Roger Hobbs isn’t a writer to watch — he’d already blasted past most other novelists, leaving them sucking foam and flailing around in his wake. He’s the guy out on the dark horizon, showing us how fierce and smart and shock thrillers can be. I’m in awe. Duane Swierczynski
Tighter even than Ghostman, Vanishing Games has the confidence and brio of Terry Hayes’s I Am Pilgrim. . . . The opening chapter is one of the most deftly choreographed bits of suspense writing I’ve read. John O’Connell, The Guardian (U.K.)
The fast-paced plot, peppered with details that bring each scene to bloody life, is a thrill. Vanishing Games is a keeper, and a sign that Hobbs is more than a one-hit wonder. Claire Rudy Foster, The Oregonian
“Swift, strong, and smart as hell.” Seattle Times
“Violent and riveting [with] a page-burner of a plot…Vanishing Games is meant to be read hard and fast, without slowing down…His command of the language allows the story to come off with brutal authenticity…Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), the king of heist books and creator of the enduring antihero Parker, finally has a worthy successor. And that’s saying something.” Arizona Republic
“Hobbs’ fantastic sequel to 2013’s Ghostman…Jack has no qualms about killing and does his share. Yet Hobbs stops the action, when he sees fit, in the most amazing fashion…Those who can stomach the graphic violence will find this an irresistible ride.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The brilliant criminal mind of Hobbs’ debut, Ghostman, returns to stake his claim to some precious gems—and potentially bigger game…An entertaining romp.” Kirkus Reviews
“Jake Weber brings out the sense of danger and drama in this novel—an international caper worthy of cinema screens…Weber’s bass pitch and raspy timbre work well, and his narrative pace is smooth as the story takes the listener from the mines of Africa to the cities of Asia. He makes the most of the plot’s twists and turns, which thriller lovers will appreciate. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Just A Great Book , Keeps You Guessing

This is just a great book it keeps you guessing from the beginning to the end and your still not sure you have the book figured out right or if there is going to be a second one coming ? Alright this book is so well narrated you think your there every single step of the way. It starts off with a crime at sea , then off to the races we go taking every right , left , u turn , and everything else in between . I really don't want to use the much hated spoiler alert . So I will just say this is one of the best adventure , crime stories you will listen to this year and more than likely listen to it again and tell your friends all about just so you can discuss it with them . Can't say enough about audio book buy it and be prepared to be entertained and dumbfounded all while just waiting until you have another chance in your day to get back to the story

Author

Author Bio: Roger Hobbs

Author Bio: Roger Hobbs

Roger Hobbs graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2011, where he majored in English. He studied film noir, literary theory, and ancient languages. His first book, Ghostman has won numerous awards, including the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award, was named a best book of the year in thrillers by the London Guardian, and was a New York Times, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English