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The Thief

The Thief

The second installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires.

The Gameshouse is an unusual institution.

Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon – every game under the sun.

But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes – those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .

In 1930s Bangkok, one higher league player has just been challenged to a game of hide and seek. The board is all of Thailand – and the seeker will use any means possible to hunt down his quarry – be it police, government, strangers or even spies . . .

The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 3rd November 2015

Price: £1.99

ISBN-13: 9780356504506

Reviews

Astonishing . . . Bold, magical and masterful
M. R. Carey on THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade
Judy Finnigan on THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Beautiful and gripping
GUARDIAN on THE FIFST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Simply brilliant. The trilogy is comprised of three novelettes... each with a different narrator, setting and - wonderfully - tense. All three feature players in the enigmatic Gameshouse - a location/organisation for those that gamble, and gamble to win...The Gameshouse, as a whole, is one of the best books of the year - a subtle masterpiece that deserves to sweep all the chips from the table.
Pornokitsch