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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Hobbs Narrator: Jake Weber Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781101888353
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The gritty, riveting, highly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller Ghostman, by the critically acclaimed, 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 a coldblooded psychopath to claim both the sapphires and the mysterious bonus, in hopes of disappearing completely, as he’ll now have more money than anyone could ever spend.

His boss, Angela, isn’t about to let that happen, so she calls in a favor from her onetime protégé, a man with no real name, no address, no fingerprints—a man who can make anything (including himself) vanish. Sometimes known as Jack, or simply as a Ghostman. Angela happens to be the only person for whom he’d drop everything and fly halfway around the world. Given what she’s up against, he’s on the plane immediately and by her side in the glimmering neon slums of Macau, dodging local crime lords and a highly trained hit man. Soon they’re up to their necks in a conspiracy bigger than they’ve ever seen and more dangerous than they’ve ever imagined.

Their partnership—between people whose livelihood stipulates that they have 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Swift, strong, and smart as hell.”

    Seattle Times

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Swift, strong, and smart as hell. Adam Woog, Seattle Times
  • Amazing. . .  an irresistible ride. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “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.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author
Born in 1988, ROGER HOBBS graduated from Reed College in Portland. He lives in Seattle.
About the Narrator

Jake Weber was born in London, the son of a British socialite and a race car driver.  He is best known for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and as Drew in Meet Joe Black. He plays Joe DuBois, husband of medium/psychic, Allison DuBois, in the popular television show Medium. He was also a regular on HBO’s The Mind of the Married Man, and has made appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue.