The Destroyers

The Destroyers

A Novel

Book - 2017
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When Charlie and I were young, we played a game called Destroyers. . . . We were sharpening our instincts, jettisoning attachments. We were honing strategies for survival. . . .Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his fathers death. His childhood friend Charlierich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the islandcould be his last hope.At first Patmos appears to be a dreamlong sun-soaked days on Charlies yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ians pastand Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isnt long before the dream begins to fragment. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. As he grapples with the turmoil left in his friends wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as childrena game, he now realizes, they may have never stopped playing.An enthralling odyssey and a gripping, expansive drama, The Destroyers is a vivid and suspenseful story of identity, power and fate, fathers and sons, and self-invention and self-deception, from a writer at the very height of his powers.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062329981
0062329987
Branch Call Number: F Bollen
Characteristics: 485 pages :,illustration ;,24 cm

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Sep 29, 2017

Written in a compelling manner that draws you in and keeps you guessing, this thriller slowly leads you toward a ridiculous finale, one that made me sorry I had wasted the time.

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