Good As Gone
Review: Simon Fisk, a former US Marshal and now an independent contractor, takes on an assignment to find a kidnapped young girl, in Good As Gone, the first entry in this series of thrillers by Douglas Corleone.
Fisk is in Paris on another assignment — returning a young boy to his mother in the US, his father having abducted him after losing a custody battle — when the police intercept him and take him to meet with the parents of Lindsay Sorkin, who had been kidnapped from the resort hotel suite where they were staying as a family. He isn't given a choice as to whether or not to participate in finding her: if he refuses, he will be accused of assisting and abetting the father of the boy he just found. But he can't refuse: his own 6-year-old daughter was kidnapped ten years ago and never found, and he has made it his life's work to help others in similar situations. Fisk talks with the missing girl's parents and begins his search. Racing from town to town, country to country, he moves through the exclusive night clubs and dimly lit seedy alleys always recalling his own dark memories. Along the way he encounters sleazy attorneys, petty crooks, and powerful mob lords. But still the clock is ticking. Will Fisk be able to find Lindsay in time? And when and if he does, will he be able to uncover the truth as to why she was taken?
Good As Gone is an incredibly suspenseful and exciting novel, grounded by the exceptional character of Simon Fisk. He knows his strengths as well as his limitations, and while the storyline requires him to be a step or two behind the kidnappers for most of its pages, he relies on his conviction that he is doing the right thing at all times to keep pace up and the pressure on and bring the case to a most remarkable, unexpected conclusion. One of the year's best thrillers, don't miss it.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Good As Gone.
Acknowledgment: Minotaur Books provided a copy of Good As Gone for this review.
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Minotaur Books (Hardcover), August 2012
ISBN-13: 9780312552282; ISBN-10: 0312552289
Location(s) referenced in Good As Gone: Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland
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Good As Gone by Douglas Corleone — A Simon Fisk Thriller
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 2013
List Price: $24.99
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