The Winner (Paperback)

By David Baldacci

Vision, 9780446606325, 656pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1998

List Price: 8.00*
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An incredible page-turner from thriller master David Baldacci...

She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever.

It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleonlike financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will...

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at and his foundation at

Praise For The Winner

"Flat out fun to read...a wildfire of a thriller."—Publisher's Weekly

"Baldacci has come up with another good one."—New York Times

"Aptly named...the devilish tale of a heroine who gambles her soul."—People

"He's hit the jackpot again...Baldacci pushes the pace pedal to the floor and takes the turns on two wheels."—New York Daily News

"His eye for a cinematic book doesn't waver...Enjoy the ride."—Cleveland Plain Dealer

"The action in this book is relentless...Baldacci has created one of the more amazing characters you're likely to run across--LuAnn Tyler."—Houston Chronicle

"It's hard to put the book down."—Chicago Tribune

"Roller-coaster, nail-biting, awesome thrills."—Toledo Blade (OH)

"You can once again mention Baldacci, bestseller, and screenplay all in the same breath."—Chicago Sun-Times

"Layer upon layer...more and more complex...strong characters and breathtaking pace make The Winner a standout."—Associated Press

"Readers luck out...For action and thrills, The Winner is hard to beat."—Orlando Sentinel

"Not since The Silence of the Lambs has there been a villain as hair-raising as the one David Baldacci creates in this bestseller...A tight-knit piece of suspense, with enough sex, money, and murderous action to keep readers hooked all the way."—Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer

"A Faustian bargain, a ticket to excitement...The Winner is a blockbuster."—Virginian-Pilot

"Vintage Baldacci...Master of suspense turns in another winner."—Wisconsin State Journal