In this sequel to the HP Petterson Series, we find ourselves picking up from where the first book, Game, left off. It is four months later and we find that HP is still on the run. He’s growing tired of running from country to country and all he really wants to do is return home to Sweden. HP is still suffering from insomnia and paranoia, never being able to let his guard down or to stop looking over his shoulder in fear of his life. He’s emotionally and physically exhausted. In Dubai, he meets Anna Argos, a beautiful Swedish IT millionaire. He hopes that this might be the start of a different life for him, but before he realizes it, things turn horribly wrong for him. Anna goes missing and he’s the number one suspect. Proving he didn’t kidnap her, he finally is released from custody. This only incites him to take matters into his own hands and to begin an investigation into what happened to her. When he finds some damning evidence against Anna’s ex-husband, he knows he can’t keep this information to himself. But someone is against him. He’s kidnapped and taken to the outskirts of the city. Not understanding what is happening to him, an elderly man approaches him and hands him a piece of paper. What is on that piece of paper? Is he ever able to show the evidence against Anna’s ex-husband? Is the game finally over for him?
The author penned another wonderful story that grabs his readers and takes them on the ride of their lives. Right from the start, I loved being able to be right next to HP and see everything firsthand through his eyes. I wanted him out of the game in the worst way, but I understood he was in too deep for that to happen right now. I almost wish he never participated in the game to begin with. I could only imagine how lonely he must have felt not being able to trust anyone around him. Nor was he able to ever relax because he was constantly looking over his shoulder fearing for his life. I do want to mention that I felt this book was a bit more chaotic then the first one, but I was still able to follow along without much difficulty. I’m enjoying this series and I look forward to reading the last book in the series, Bubble, which is being released sometime in February 2014.
In the second installment in a new international thriller trilogy, a young man is on the run to escape a “game” that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.
It’s been four months since he was dragged into the Alternative Reality Game that nearly cost him his life, and HP is still on the run. He has everything he ever wished for—freedom, money, and no responsibilities, but he still isn’t happy. Plagued by insomnia and paranoia, HP misses the rush and attention of The Game. Sometimes he almost wishes the Game Master would find him.
In Dubai, HP meets Anna Argos, a sophisticated and beautiful Swedish IT millionaire. When she disappears, HP is questioned by the police. Fearing he has been found by The Game, HP returns to Sweden after being released from custody. Determined to uncover the truth about Anna’s disappearance, HP uses a fake identity to apply for a job at ArgosEye, the company Anna worked for. In the business of online information management, ArgosEye is involved in some questionable practices, under the control of Anna’s husband, the CEO Philip Argos.
Meanwhile, HP’s sister Rebecca has started dating Philip Argos. When she unknowingly reveals her brother’s real identity to Philip, the police try to bring HP in for questioning again. On the run again, HP refuses to give up and tries to uncover what is really happening at ArgosEye. Before he can find the truth, HP is stopped in his tracks. Thinking he’s about to be thrown in prison, HP is taken to the outskirts of the city and left in the woods, where an elderly man hands him a piece of paper. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?