Hunters in the Dark: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne
8vo. pp. 311. wrs. London & New York: Hogarth, .
ISBN-10: 055344736X / ISBN-13: 9780553447361
Eager to sidestep his quiet life as a small-town teacher from Engllland and test the thresholds of a daring new future,Robert Grieve decides to go missing.
On his first night in Cambodia, windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever.
In a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of Patricia Highsmith and Alfred Hitchcock - In which identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless - Hunters in the Dark brilliantly twists dark superstitions of the Cambodian jungle with the machinations of fate, confirming Lawrence Osborne as one of the finest writers of today.