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Play or be played in book one of the Game Trilogy , the Swedish thriller series taking the world by storm.

Are you ready to play?

When Henrik "HP" Pettersson picks up a mobile phone on a Stockholm train one morning, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever.

The phone's invitation to play "The Game" is too tempting to resist and he soon finds himself embarking on a series of dangerous missions. The more daring the task, the greater his thrill and reward.

But fun soon turns to fear as his Police Detective sister is dragged into the action. As their lives spiral out of control, HP faces a challenge he never expected. Can he outwit The Game before it's too late, or will The Game play him?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780007500277
  • 144,106

Review quote

'A truly remarkable debut' Evening Standard

'Destined to be an international success' Chi (Italy)

'Put aside Mankell and Larsson' Polska Dziennik Lodzki (Poland)

'A trilogy you shouldn't miss' Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)

'If you thought Swedish crime fiction was only populated by melancholic policemen and sharp, female journalists, you were wrong ... The plot is so well crafted and effective that it keeps you enthralled until the very last page' Politiken (Denmark)

'This game knows no boundaries' Men's Health (Netherlands)
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About Anders de la Motte

Anders de la Motte was formerly a police officer and then director of security at one of the world's largest IT companies. He is currently freelancing as an international security consultant. The first part of the Game Trilogy, GAME, received the First Book Award from the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy and has sold over 100,000 copies in Sweden alone.
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3,832 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (1,359)
3 32% (1,224)
2 11% (436)
1 4% (165)

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On its Game Game is the first book in the Game Trilogy by Swedish author Anders De La Motte and wow what an introduction to the series. The whole premise of the book a game seems that brings in all sections of society that is a secret but with public ramifications, it seems like a crazy plot that could actually happen in a computer game, the problem is this is no computer game that just gives the instructions. It may sound a bit out of the box but enough to be real and happening as we read. Henrik Pettersson better known to family and friends as HP has a criminal record is bright but also quite lazy, and is on the train home with a hangover when he notices that a phone has been left behind. The game starts when he picks up the phone and answers the message that has given him an easy challenge. He completes that task and it gives him a buzz, little does he know how far he will fall and how much his life could be in danger. As he goes he does not know who the Game Master is and who are the worker Ants, but who can he trust but at least he has his sister. Rebecca is a police officer and is working the body guard unit and is often bailing her brother HP out of all his scrapes but she does owe him. It is not until that their paths cross during the game does she realise how much trouble her brother is in. Once again as the big sister she tries to help him out, but that will cost her. At least she knows of all his friends he can trust Farook and he will tell her what is going on with HP. HP goes after the Game Master and has to enter his layer or so HP thinks, but there will be a cost. He again has to put himself in danger to achieve his target but what will happen next he does not know but one thing he is sure of is that he will have to get out of Sweden and live a low tech life in the hope he can stay alive. He has seen already what has happened to others who have played the game and ended up losing and he doesnâ??t want to be the next one. To find out what happens next leads us nicely into Buzz the next in the trilogy.......... I cannot wait good job I have a copy to read!show more
by Paul D
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