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In this darkly humorous thriller, reality television becomes too real when a killer with a message preys on the contestants of America's number one TV show. A high-stakes game is played on the set of a live-broadcast, reality-television show where guests are trapped for six months in a haunted mansion. Thousands of miles away, a psychopath is executed by lethal injection in California and dies with a secret that could save many lives. Only a comical detective who fears nothing—except his teenage daughters—can hope to understand what links these two seemingly unrelated crimes, without ever losing his zest for the game or his sense of humor.
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Derek Armstrong is the author of The Last Troubadour and the coauthor of The Persona Principle. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.Review:
"The Game is reality TV at its worst . . . with all their activities televised to audiences in real time . . . having a gruesome murder occur there . . . makes it a top priority for Alban Bane. Narrated in a dark tongue-in-cheek manner." —Library Journal
"Gruesome, suspenseful, and rich with dark humor, Armstrong moves the reader through time and space with a keen sense of momentum and dash. His characters are diverse, bold, unforgettable . . . Armstrong's swashbuckling Scotsman is a welcome addition in the thriller tradition of Weisman and Connolly." —ForeWord Reviews
"A hugely cinematic thriller with hilarious dark comic moments...an irresistable story that centers around a new American reality television show." —Films and Books Magazine
"A super sleuth . . . a grisly gamester . . . a multiplicity of games in town." —Kirkus Reviews
"The Game is the funniest, most blistering read of this summer. If your heart doesn't race as you near the climactic scene, you're already dead." —Recommended Reads
"Bane is the driving force that makes The Game compelling. I really like this character; he's intelligent, determined and very funny. Right up there with John Corey, Nelson DeMille's wisecracking NYPD detective." —Dan Ronco, author, Peacemaker
"Shakes up the mystery genre by delving into the bizarre world of reality television. Alban Bane, a cop with enough Scot's attitude for ten good men, lets the zingers fly as he tries to figure out who's killing off staff and contestants in 'Haunted Survivor,' a show where ethically challenged producers are gleefully driving the 'house guests' out of their minds." —In the Hills
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Book Description Kunati Inc., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111601640013
Book Description Kunati Inc., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1601640013