The Destroyers

Bollen, Christopher

Fiction

On Sale Date: 6/27/2017
Imprint: Harper
Print Run: 50K
Format: HC
Pages: 480
Price: 27.99
ISBN: 62329987
ISBN 13: 9780062329981
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062330000
Digital Audio 9780062682062

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 fall-out from his father’s death. His childhood friend Charlie-rich and 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, self-invention and self-deception, from a writer at the very height of his powers.