In The Never Game, thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver introduces a new series character, Colter Shaw. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. He makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. “When a young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley, her father hires Shaw to find her. What promises to be a simple investigation goes down unexpected byways. First, another person disappearances occur. Next, clues in both cases connect to a mysterious video game with a survival theme.