After his debut novel, Ghostman, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller of 2013, Roger decided to continue writing books featuring the Ghostman, a nameless criminal antihero who cleans up bank robberies for a living.
After a heist in Macau goes badly, a criminal mastermind known only as Angela must call upon her old friend Jack, the Ghostman, to help fix things before her head ends up in a box. But as soon as Jack arrives, he finds himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy bigger than he has ever seen, and more dangerous than he could've ever imagined. Can he find Angela and help her escape before they both become the target of an international manhunt?
"A sapphire heist at sea goes horribly wrong [.... Vanishing Games} is one of the most deftly choreographed bits of suspense writing I’ve read." --The Guardian
Meet Jack. He lives alone in Seattle and spends most of his days translating works of ancient Greek and Roman literature onto yellow legal pads. Every once in a while, though, he flies across the country and robs a bank. But this time the robbery has already happened, and he has to clean up the loose ends before everyone involved ends up in prison, or worse...
From its riveting opening pages, Ghostman pulls the reader into Jack's refined and peculiar world of gangs, gangsters and criminal allegiances. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly expertise, Roger Hobbs has given us a novel that will immediately place him in the company of our most esteemed crime writers.