Thursday, March 13, 2014

Good As Gone: A Thriller by Douglas Corleone

Book: Good As Gone: A Thriller
Author: Douglas Corleone
Narrator (if applicable):n/a

Release date (if applicable): Published

Synopsis: Former US Marshall, Simon Fisk, has given up his badge to work as a contractor specializing in parental abduction cases. Fisk won't touch stranger abduction cases as a result of the pain it brings in reminding him of the unsolved abduction of his own daughter.

Fisk must put that pain aside when six year old, Lindsay Sorkin, disappears from her parent's hotel room and it looks like some really, really bad people have taken her. It doesn't help that French officials have stated that they will go through with pending criminal charges if he doesn't get involved.

Can Fisk bring Lindsay home alive or will he die trying?
My rating: 3.5/5 Stars
My opinion: While I felt this book was entertaining, fast paced and action packed, I did find it a bit too "melodramatic" for my liking. Think 70's private eye TV show, where the detective is way to cool, easy going and, basically, bullet proof. There was almost a feel of cliche to his character.  While I will say that, I wont' say that it went as deep as downright cheesy.

On that note, I have to say that I whipped through the book because it kept me entertained. His ability to write a stunning, inviting scenery and an engrossing story was phenomenal. I would definitely read more by this author, but please write a protagonist that has at least some kryptonite.
Source: Minotaur for review
Would I recommend? : To the right audience, I would.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone

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