Good As Gone
By Douglas Corleone
(Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781250040800, 384pp.)
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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From acclaimed writer Douglas Corleone comes this heart-pounding tale of international intrigue about a man whose mission is to find a young girl who is as GOOD AS GONE…
Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk now works as a private contractor, tracking down and recovering children who were kidnapped by their own estranged parents. He only has one rule: He won’t touch stranger abduction cases. He’s still haunted by the disappearance of his own daughter years ago when she was just a child, still unsolved, and stranger kidnappings hit too close to home.
“Leaves the reader gasping for breath.”—Huffington Post
Until, that is, six-year-old Lindsay Sorkin disappears from her parents’ hotel room in Paris, and the French police deliver Simon an ultimatum: He can spend years in a French jail for his actions during a long-ago case, or he can work with them now to find Lindsay. With renewed vigor, Simon sets out in pursuit of the missing child and the truth behind her disappearance. But Lindsay’s captors did not leave an easy trail—and following it will lead Simon across the continent, through the ritziest nightclubs and the seediest back alleys, and into the darkest, most terrifying place of all: His own past.
“The story doesn’t let up, period.”—Booklist (starred review)
DOUGLAS CORLEONE is a former New York City defense attorney and winner of the MB/MWA First Crime Novel Competition. He now lives in the Hawaiian Islands with his wife and two children. Good as Gone is his fourth novel.
Praise for Good as Gone “If James Bond were in the business of rescuing kidnapped children, he might easily be mistaken for Simon Fisk, the haunted hero of this slam-bam thriller…[Good As Gone is] an adrenaline rush with a character worth rooting for.” —Publishers Weekly “Good As Gone makes for a heart-wrenching but also adrenaline-producing adventure that readers should eat up…Corleone races with the wind in telling Fisk’s story, and leaves the reader gasping for breath at the end.” —Huffington Post “[F]ast paced and lean…[O]nce the story kicks into high gear, which is pretty much at the top of page 2, it doesn’t let up, period.” —Booklist (starred review) “Like Lee Child, Corleone delivers an adrenaline-fueled plot with believable, complex characters.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel “A torrid chase… Good As Gone leaves you with the deep, uncomplicated pleasure of watching a skilled professional kick major ass.” —Kirkus Reviews “The relentless pace…will have readers clamoring for more.“ —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Delivers a lightning-fast pace, surprising and heartfelt twists, and action aplenty.”
—Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Minute
“Good As Gone is as good as it gets. Douglas Corleone has crafted one hell of a thriller.”
—Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of Political Suicide
“Goes from zero to 60 in under six seconds and never lets off the gas!”—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds
“A terrific international thriller. I expected to be entertained when I picked up a novel by
Douglas Corleone and was rewarded handsomely. Highly recommended.”—James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Money
“Everything I want in a thriller – an ingenious plot, breathtaking pace, and one of the coolest new heroes to come along in years.”—David Ellis, New York Times bestselling coauthor (with James Patterson) of Guilty Wives
“Good As Gone propels Douglas Corleone into Lee Child territory. Yeah, it’s that good.”—Jason Starr, international bestselling author of The Pack