Saturday, July 27, 2013

Good As Gone

Good As Gone is a thriller by Douglas Corleone. His protagonist is Simon Fisk. The story starts with Simon in France being arrested, but he's not being taken to jail. Instead they take him to a house where he's asked to find a missing girl who's been abducted. They ask him because they know who he is, a former United States Marshall. His own daughter was abducted and after that, he became the person who searched for children who were taken by a parent.

This child, Lindsay Sorkin, was not abducted by a parent, but by a stranger. After talking to the parents, Fisk agrees to take on the case.

At that point, the book races to the end, from town to town, country to country, death to near death. Fisk moves through nightclubs, dark alleys, and his own dark memories. The goal of all this is to find the young girl and save her from a very black future.

The story moves fast and I quickly turned pages. By the end of the book, Fisk is looking not for one person but for two. It is a very unexpected twist that will shock the reader.



I give Good As Gone a rating of Hel-of-a-Story.

FTC Disclaimer: Good As Gone was sent to me by the author. I read it not because he sent it but because this is not the first Corleone book I've read, so I knew it would be not just a good book, but a captivating one. If I'd known he lived in Hawaii, I would have called him while I was there last year and said, "Hi, it's Hel." And he would have said, "Yes it is. How in the Hel did you get my number?" And I would have said, "Hel-O! It was in the phone book." To which he would have replied, "Like Hel you did. I'm unlisted." And of course I would say, "Well, duh. Of course you're unlisted. You're a big name thriller writer. Hel-O! That's not gonna stop me." There would be silence, then Corleone would say, "Well, US Marshall Simon Fisk will be waiting for you when you get home. No way in Hel will you call me again." And he would be right.


  1. Thanks for that, Helen, wish I could read all that you suggest, I'm struggling as it is to complete my children's stories... never enough time. :0)

    1. That's so true. Everyday I have a list of things to do and most of them don't get done!

  2. sounds like a good read. But the best writing is your disclaimer - cracked me up this morning. Thanks for a chuckle

    1. You're welcome, Joanne. (And it was a good read.)


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