Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne returns me to that ubiquitous state of ghosts, being invisible, multiple identities, wanderlust, and the other usual suspects in a current novel. Robert, a UK teacher, is traveling in Cambodia and neighboring countries. He becomes invisible by being another after an encounter with Simon, an ex pat American. Now that’s a switch. Robert being Simon takes on a tutoring job and things get even more bizarre. Surreal is best description so far. When Robert first arrived in Cambodia, he went to a casino and won some goodly amount of money. That money had bad karma as we soon learn and Robert fell into a rabbit hole, Alice had once willingly gone down. One misadventure followed another and events cascaded just as Karma would predict. The circle of life and death is more of a spiral and Robert is not back where he started but a level higher. It is a fascinating and wondrous journey Robert takes and one we can enjoy and view from a far.