Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk now works as a private contractor, tracking down and recovering children who were kidnapped by their own estranged parents. He only has one rule: he won't touch stranger abduction cases. He's still haunted by the disappearance of his own daughter years ago when she was just a child, still unsolved, and stranger kidnappings hit too close to home.
Until, that is, six-year-old Lindsay Sorkin disappears from her parents' hotel room in Paris, and the French police deliver Simon an ultimatum: he can spend years in a French jail for his actions during a past case, or he can work with them now to find Lindsay Sorkin. So, Simon sets out in pursuit of the missing child and the truth behind her disappearance. But Lindsay's captors did not leave an easy trail, and following it will take Simon across the continent, through the ritziest nightclubs and the seediest back alleys, into a terrifying world of international intrigue and dark corners of his past he'd rather never face again.
With lightning-fast pacing and a twist behind every turn, Douglas Corleone's Good as Gone is a gripping race against the clock for a young girl with her life on the line and a man who has nothing left to lose.
If James Bond were in the business of rescuing kidnapped children, he might easily be mistaken for Simon Fisk, the haunted hero of this slam-bam thriller from Corleone (Last Lawyer Standing). A former U.S. marshal, Fisk now employs his unorthodox skills recovering kids abducted by noncustodial parents to countries that don't recognize U.S. custody decisions a line of work he chose after a stranger snatched his six-year-old daughter six years earlier. Fisk has just extracted a boy from Bordeaux when French police strong-arm him into trying to help them find little Lindsay Sorkin, a six-year-old American kidnapped from her parents' Paris hotel room hours earlier. With her father the designer of a cutting-edge weapons technology, Fisk fears the worst but the blitzkrieg hunt and accompanying mayhem that ensues across several countries is far more harrowing than even he could have imagined. For readers willing to suspend disbelief, it's an adrenaline rush with a character worth rooting for.