Corleone-DouglasDouglas Corleone is the author of contemporary crime novels published by St. Martin’s Press. His debut novel, ONE MAN’S PARADISE, was a finalist for the 2010 Shamus Award for Best First Novel and won the 2009 Minotaur Books / Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.  Doug’s third novel, LAST LAWYER STANDING, is in bookstores now.  His first international thriller, GOOD AS GONE, introducing former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk, was released on August 20, 2013.

A former New York City criminal defense attorney, Corleone now lives in the Hawaiian Islands where he is at work on the fourth book as the official co-author in the late Robert Ludlum’s bestselling Paul Janson series, ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE JANSON EQUATION.






Simon Fisk works as a private contractor, tracking down and recovering children who were kidnapped by their own parents. He only has one rule: he won’t touch stranger abduction cases. He’s still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his own young daughter, years ago, 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 her. Simon sets out in pursuit of the missing child and the truth behind her disappearance. Lindsay’s captors did not leave an easy trail, and following it will take Simon across the continent, through Europe’s ritziest nightclubs and seediest back alleys, into a terrifying world of international intrigue and the dark corners of his past he never wanted to 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.



 Good As Gone makes for a heart wrenching but also adrenaline producing adventure that readers should eat up… Corleone races with the wind in telling Fisk’s story, and leaves the reader gasping for breath at the end. — Huffington Post


Like Lee Child, Corleone delivers an adrenaline-fueled plot with believable, complex characters. — South Florida Sun-Sentinel (also printed in Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

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… Good As Gone is an adrenaline rush with a character worth rooting for. — Publishers Weekly


Fast paced and lean…  Once the story kicks into high gear, which is pretty much at the top of page 2, it doesn’t let up, period.  — Booklist (Starred review)


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Hardcover: 304pp; $18.53; St. Martin’s Press (2013)

Paperback: 368pp; $9.99; St. Martin’s Press (2014)

e-book: Kindle; $11.99