I remember this book from High School. It was not one of the classics, but would love to re-read it. Plot involved a game with humans (on earth) being hunted by a set of shapeshifting aliens (who paid to hunt the people). Think of it as a mashup of Robert Sheckley "10th Victim" meets "Predator." One of the "hunters' used an Uzi to kill its prey. May have had an element of reality gameshows.

  • This reminds me a bit of "The Symbiotes" by James H Schmitz - there are a set of alien symbiotes, three different ones including a shapeshifter and a possesing entity, that make a sort of game out of some people's lives (for profit), and hunt another couple of people through the grounds of a private asteroid. Other elements don't fit so well, though. – Megha Nov 8 '16 at 0:41

If this is the book I'm thinking of it was part of a two book series. People thought they'd won some sort of contest but were double crossed and taken to be hunted by the aliens. One was an Idi Amin-style African strongman and his kind of wimpy son. OK, I found it. The book was either "The Hunters" or "The Treasure Hunters". Both books by Burt Wetanson and Thomas Hoobler. From Amazon (The Hunters)

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"A mysterious couple arrives in a small Montana town and offers its residents a trip to Paradise. Instead...they get a taste of hell on earth."

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