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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;In the second installment in a new international thriller trilogy, a young man is on the run to escape a and#8220;gameand#8221; that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Itand#8217;s been four months since he was dragged into the Alternative Reality Game that nearly cost him his life, and HP is still on the run. He has everything he ever wished forand#8212;freedom, money, and no responsibilities, but he still isnand#8217;t happy. Plagued by insomnia and paranoia, HP misses the rush and attention of The Game. Sometimes he almost wishes the Game Master would find him.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In Dubai, HP meets Anna Argos, a sophisticated and beautiful Swedish IT millionaire. When she disappears, HP is questioned by the police. Fearing he has been found by The Game, HP returns to Sweden after being released from custody. Determined to uncover the truth about Annaand#8217;s disappearance, HP uses a fake identity to apply for a job at ArgosEye, the company Anna worked for. In the business of online information management, ArgosEye is involved in some questionable practices, under the control of Annaand#8217;s husband, the CEO Philip Argos.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Meanwhile, HPand#8217;s sister Rebecca has started dating Philip Argos. When she unknowingly reveals her brotherand#8217;s real identity to Philip, the police try to bring HP in for questioning again. On the run again, HP refuses to give up and tries to uncover what is really happening at ArgosEye. Before he can find the truth, HP is stopped in his tracks. Thinking heand#8217;s about to be thrown in prison, HP is taken to the outskirts of the city and left in the woods, where an elderly man hands him a piece of paper. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?

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"Henrik 'HP' Pettersson, the hero of de la Motte's high-tech trilogy that began with Game, doubles down in installment two, as he matches wits with the ruthless powers behind 'the Game,' an alternate-reality game he was lured into playing four months earlier. In Dubai, HP meets Anna Argos, the glamorous cofounder of ArgosEye, an IT consultancy company in Stockholm, who disappears. HP risks returning home to Stockholm, where he goes undercover at ArgosEye in hopes of discovering, among other things, what connection Anna might have with the game. Meanwhile, HP's sister, Rebecca Normén, finds herself suspended from Sweden's Security Police while fighting trumped-up charges, as well as targeted by a mystery blogger who may be stalking her. As the dual story lines pinball off one another, the author, an IT security consultant, provides an insider's peek at stealth corporate manipulation of social media while maximizing the rush of this heady, hallucinatory trip. Agent: Federico Ambrosini, Salomonsson Agency (Sweden)." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

andlt;B andgt;Murder is such a buzz kill. . . . andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s been four months since HP Pettersson was dragged into a ruthless Alternate Reality Game that nearly cost him his life. Although he now has everything he ever wished forand#8212;freedom, money, and no responsibilitiesand#8212;he isnand#8217;t satisfied. Heand#8217;s plagued by insomnia and paranoia, and misses the adrenaline rush of the Game. He misses the attention. At times, he even hopes the Game Master will find him. And when HP catches the eye of a rich and powerful CEO for all the wrong reasons, he may get his wish. But he quickly learns that sometimes, you have to be careful what you wish for . . .

Synopsis:

In the second installment in a new international thriller trilogy, a young man is on the run to escape a “game” that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.

It’s been four months since he was dragged into the Alternative Reality Game that nearly cost him his life, and HP is still on the run. He has everything he ever wished for—freedom, money, and no responsibilities, but he still isn’t happy. Plagued by insomnia and paranoia, HP misses the rush and attention of The Game. Sometimes he almost wishes the Game Master would find him.

In Dubai, HP meets Anna Argos, a sophisticated and beautiful Swedish IT millionaire. When she disappears, HP is questioned by the police. Fearing he has been found by The Game, HP returns to Sweden after being released from custody. Determined to uncover the truth about Anna’s disappearance, HP uses a fake identity to apply for a job at ArgosEye, the company Anna worked for. In the business of online information management, ArgosEye is involved in some questionable practices, under the control of Anna’s husband, the CEO Philip Argos.

Meanwhile, HP’s sister Rebecca has started dating Philip Argos. When she unknowingly reveals her brother’s real identity to Philip, the police try to bring HP in for questioning again. On the run again, HP refuses to give up and tries to uncover what is really happening at ArgosEye. Before he can find the truth, HP is stopped in his tracks. Thinking he’s about to be thrown in prison, HP is taken to the outskirts of the city and left in the woods, where an elderly man hands him a piece of paper. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?

About the Author

Anders de la Motte has worked as a police officer and the director of security at one of the worldand#8217;s largest IT companies. He now works as an international security consultant in addition to being Swedenand#8217;s most exciting and innovative new thriller writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476712918
Author:
De La Motte, Anders
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
de la Motte, Anders
Author:
Anders de la Motte
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
three-sided stain on edges
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Henrik 'HP' Pettersson, the hero of de la Motte's high-tech trilogy that began with Game, doubles down in installment two, as he matches wits with the ruthless powers behind 'the Game,' an alternate-reality game he was lured into playing four months earlier. In Dubai, HP meets Anna Argos, the glamorous cofounder of ArgosEye, an IT consultancy company in Stockholm, who disappears. HP risks returning home to Stockholm, where he goes undercover at ArgosEye in hopes of discovering, among other things, what connection Anna might have with the game. Meanwhile, HP's sister, Rebecca Normén, finds herself suspended from Sweden's Security Police while fighting trumped-up charges, as well as targeted by a mystery blogger who may be stalking her. As the dual story lines pinball off one another, the author, an IT security consultant, provides an insider's peek at stealth corporate manipulation of social media while maximizing the rush of this heady, hallucinatory trip. Agent: Federico Ambrosini, Salomonsson Agency (Sweden)." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;B andgt;Murder is such a buzz kill. . . . andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s been four months since HP Pettersson was dragged into a ruthless Alternate Reality Game that nearly cost him his life. Although he now has everything he ever wished forand#8212;freedom, money, and no responsibilitiesand#8212;he isnand#8217;t satisfied. Heand#8217;s plagued by insomnia and paranoia, and misses the adrenaline rush of the Game. He misses the attention. At times, he even hopes the Game Master will find him. And when HP catches the eye of a rich and powerful CEO for all the wrong reasons, he may get his wish. But he quickly learns that sometimes, you have to be careful what you wish for . . .
"Synopsis" by , In the second installment in a new international thriller trilogy, a young man is on the run to escape a “game” that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.

It’s been four months since he was dragged into the Alternative Reality Game that nearly cost him his life, and HP is still on the run. He has everything he ever wished for—freedom, money, and no responsibilities, but he still isn’t happy. Plagued by insomnia and paranoia, HP misses the rush and attention of The Game. Sometimes he almost wishes the Game Master would find him.

In Dubai, HP meets Anna Argos, a sophisticated and beautiful Swedish IT millionaire. When she disappears, HP is questioned by the police. Fearing he has been found by The Game, HP returns to Sweden after being released from custody. Determined to uncover the truth about Anna’s disappearance, HP uses a fake identity to apply for a job at ArgosEye, the company Anna worked for. In the business of online information management, ArgosEye is involved in some questionable practices, under the control of Anna’s husband, the CEO Philip Argos.

Meanwhile, HP’s sister Rebecca has started dating Philip Argos. When she unknowingly reveals her brother’s real identity to Philip, the police try to bring HP in for questioning again. On the run again, HP refuses to give up and tries to uncover what is really happening at ArgosEye. Before he can find the truth, HP is stopped in his tracks. Thinking he’s about to be thrown in prison, HP is taken to the outskirts of the city and left in the woods, where an elderly man hands him a piece of paper. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?

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