The Devil's Game

The Devil's Game

Anderson, Poul

Language: English

Publisher: Baen

Published: Jan 1, 1980

Words: 88097
Pages: 376

Description:

WAS THE DEMONIC ENTITY WHO RULED THE ISLAND TRULY SATANIC, OR MERELY A MALEVOLENT ALIEN?

On an isolated island, seven people with a desperate need for money play a game conceived by an intelligence of perfect evil. The rules are simple: each player will perform an act; each of the others must duplicate it, or be eliminated. All that the players have in common is their desperation. One is a mercenary soldier with a taste for proving his manhood through self-torture. Another is a porno-starlet. A third is a perfectly ordinary mother whose seven-year-old's life depends on a million-dollar medical treatment... Each of the seven thinks he or she will do anything... all but one of them are wrong.