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The Destroyers

(2017)
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From the author of Orient comes an explosive tale of wealth, deceit and murder -- reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch -- set on an idyllic Greek island that is home to the international jet set.

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 father's death. His childhood friend Charlie -- rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island -- could be his last hope.

At first Patmos appears to be a dream -- long sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past -- and Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn't 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 friend's wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as children -- a 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.

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Equal parts Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Destroyers is at once lyrical and suspenseful, thoughtful and riveting." - Garth Greenwell

"A smart, sophisticated literary thriller." - Jay McInerney

"Possessed of both cold-blooded electricity and a beguiling elegance, The Destroyers enfolds. A propulsive, hypnotic portrait of rot at paradise’s heart and of the sprawling, inescapable tendrils of class and avarice." - Sophie McManus


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July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Destroyers
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 1-4711-3618-3 / 978-1-4711-3618-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Destroyers: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 0-06-232998-7 / 978-0-06-232998-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Destroyers: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 0-06-232999-5 / 978-0-06-232999-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Destroyers
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 1-4711-3620-5 / 978-1-4711-3620-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Destroyers
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 1-4711-3619-1 / 978-1-4711-3619-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Destroyers: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 1-5384-1652-2 / 978-1-5384-1652-5
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Destroyers: Library Edition
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 1-5384-1653-0 / 978-1-5384-1653-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Destroyers
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
ISBN: 1-5384-1654-9 / 978-1-5384-1654-9
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Destroyers: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Destroyers: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Destroyers
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Destroyers: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Bollen
Publisher: Harper
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