Содержание книги The Destroyers. . His childhood friend Charlie—rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island—could be his last hope. 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. We were sharpening our instincts, jettisoning attachments. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. . 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. . . When Charlie and I were young, we played a game called Destroyers. Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father’s death. We were honing strategies for survival. . . But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn’t long before the dream begins to fragment. 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.