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Hellbent /adj./ very determined to do something, especially when the results might be bad.

A year has passed. Marine and security specialist Domino Taylor does not work anymore. His days and nights are spent shadowing the Lambert family; the guilt he feels for the tragic events that unfolded in western Pennsylvania haunts him without mercy.

When someone from Domino's past contacts him, she begs him to take on one last job: Find and return her kidnapped son.

Domino agrees to help, not knowing that the truth behind the kidnapping is far more sinister than anything he can possibly fathom.

It appears there is one final game to play. The host is someone who has been planning a masterpiece of epic proportions for some time now, grooming an unwitting Domino as the star, hellbent on watching him suffer before he dies....

This is the gut-wrenching finale in the best-selling Bad Games series. Author Jeff Menapace was a recipient of the 2011 Red Adept Reviews Indie Award for Horror.

©2013 Jeff Menapace (P)2015 Jeff Menapace

Critic Reviews

"I find the author to be ridiculously talented." (Michelle R, Red Adept Reviews)
"If you're a Richard Laymon fan, check out Bad Games...gritty...very dark...rough around the edges in a refreshing way." (Bill Braddock, author of Brew)

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Awesome book

Write them faster and make them longer ! This is the kind of book that I want to stretch out - but end up racing right through. Domino is a badass!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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The audiobook version of a thrill ride roller coas

Would you listen to Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller again? Why?

Probably not. It was good, but it takes a lot for me to reread anything.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator was amazing. He really brought the characters to life and made them all individuals.

If you could take any character from Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Domino. I wanna hear about his other adventures

Any additional comments?

The second book of the series was my favorite. This one was good, but there was a lot of torture porn in it and that gets old after a while.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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psycho thriller

The 3rd book in the Bad Games series! Excellent thriller' something different and exciting! MUST READ IF YOU ARE INTO PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller to be better than the print version?

I havent read the books, but audio are amazing!

What other book might you compare Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller to and why?

Gary is wonderful!!!! One forgets this is just one person!!!!

What does Gary Tiedemann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The evilness of Monica!!!!

Any additional comments?

I want more!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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PAYBACK IS A B _ _ _ _ _ ! ! !

What did you love best about Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller?

AT THE END OF THE TORTURE.
(The way MONICA'S counterpart behaved.)

What other book might you compare Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller to and why?

I DON'T KNOW, THAT'S A HARD ONE.

What about Gary Tiedemann’s performance did you like?

THE WAY HE VOCALIZED "MONICA'S VOICE.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

PAYBACK IS A B_ _ _ _ !

Any additional comments?

LOVED THE SERIES, HOWEVER, THOUGHT THE FIRST TWO BOOKS WERE THE BEST!!!

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Amazing!!

I bought the first book of this series because it was on sale, but man did I absolutely love it! This quickly became my absolute favorite series! So many twists and unexpected events! This series is a must read!

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Amazing!!

The conclusion to the Bad Games saga was absolutely amazing!! The unexpected happenings made this a story that was impossible to pause...action from start to finish!!

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Good trilogy! Keep my attention most of the time.

Which character – as performed by Gary Tiedemann – was your favorite?

I really like Gary Tiedemann's narration and his character voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, not like the first two.

Any additional comments?

Spoiler: I really enjoyed most of this book. The torture of Ben and Domino got old and seemed way too much -dragging on; especially the drugging hallucinations. Otherwise, I was pleased.

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Fantastic trilogy!

I listened to Bad Games on a whim, not really knowing what to expect and I couldn't have been more pleased. Great story line and so well written. Narration was in point too. I liked the first book so much that I didn't even wait for my Audible credits to reset before getting the other two, I just bought them outright.
Well done Mr. Menapace! I'll be looking for more!

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sad it is over!

each book was better than three last. I am sad that have to say goodbye to this series, and I look forward to more of Meneapace's books.