Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone is the first book in the Simon Fisk international thriller series (available August 20, 2013).
Douglas Corleone has a new protagonist and this new guy will take you to Europe. He has enough language to handle basics in Paris, Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow, Odessa, and Portugal. If you know hello and good morning and thanks, you will enjoy the reminders. The whole feeling is of a knowing traveler—hip, aware of the wealthy and the poor, the sophisticated and the seedy. There is a club scene in Paris with multiple brands of Ecstasy. That segment was fun for me, experiencing a rave in the great city. When it comes to drugs, reading is how I experience them—safely.
Former U.S. Marshall Simon Fisk has a specialty. He recovers children kidnapped by one parent determined to get the child away from the other parent. Each country has laws about how extraditions are handled, which parent is in the right, etc. And Simon’s work, we learn early on, has got him into trouble; he’s a wanted man. When the French police descend on him as he’s trying to leave the country, things look grim, but they have an alternative for him, a deal. If he will find one child, Lindsay Sorkin, maybe they can look the other way.