In this thriller by Douglas Corleone, Good as Gone tells the story of Simon Fisk, a former U.S. Marshall, who now hunts for children kidnapped by estranged parents and returns them to their rightful families. After his own family tragedy, Simon refuses to work on stranger abduction cases, but when he is approached by the French police to assist them in the kidnapping of a 6 year old American child, Simon can’t refuse. As his relentless search takes him through Europe and Eastern Europe, he must race against the clock to find and rescue the child. Facing organized crime, police corruption and his own haunted past, Simon must overcome unimaginable obstacles.
This is a novel filled with non-stop action and suspense, with many plot twists and turns and an ending that is totally surprising. Simon’s character is complex, troubled, sympathetic and intense, revealing layers of his life as the story moves forward. Hopefully this is the start of a series featuring the character Simon Fisk! If you enjoy books by Lee Child or Harlan Coben, try Good as Gone!