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The Never Game (2019)

The first novel in a thrilling new series.

Colter Shaw is an itinerate “reward-seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. When he learns of a reward for a missing college student in Silicon Valley, he takes the job. The investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of Silicon Valley and the cutthroat billion-dollar video gaming industry–and then a second kidnapping happens…and this victim turns up dead.

The clues soon point to one video game, The Never Game, in which the player has to survive after being left abandoned. Is a madman bringing that game to life? If so, Shaw has to stop him before he strikes again…and before he figures out that Shaw is on his trail.

The Never Game is available now in print, eBook and audiobook. The audiobook is narrated by Kaleo Griffith.

Read the Colter Shaw short stories, “Captivated” and “The Second Hostage” and “Forgotten.”

The new CBS series “Tracker” stars Justin Hartley as Colter Shaw, a reward seeker with expert tracking skills he uses to solve mysteries, based on the bestselling novels by Jeffery Deaver. Available on CBS and Paramount+ streaming. Watch the trailer.


“Superb series launch… Fans of twisty suspense … will be enthralled.”

—Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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