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Publisher Comments:

Sometimes Good People Do Evil Things

Two brothers and a friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait.

It all sounded so simple...

Review:

"Spectacular....10 shades blacker and several corpses grimmer than the novels of John Grisham....Do yourself a favor. Read this book. (Grade: A+)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Read this book. It is better than any suspense novel since The Silence of the Lambs." Stephen King

Review:

"Expertly crafted...will make you feel like an unindicted co-conspirator. To say more about the plot would ruin the pleasure of reading the book for yourself." People

Review:

"[A]stonishingly adept, ingeniously plotted...the book fulfills every expectation of a novel of suspense, leading the reader on a wild exploration of the banality of evil....[W]orthy of comparison to Stephen King at his best." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[E]lectrifying....An eerily flat confessional whose horror is only deepened by its flashes of tenderness. Think of a backwater James M. Cain, or a contemporary midwestern Unforgiven — and don't think about getting any sleep tonight." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A] riveting first novel....Occasionally, it seems a bit too pat — the reader is left wondering whether anyone could commit so many crimes without moral upset — but ultimately this should prove popular reading." Library Journal

Review:

"The plot is clever, gripping, and full of twists. As Hank narrates the story, the tension builds slowly, but is sustained until the surprise ending. Young Adults will quickly become caught up in this polished suspense novel." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

When two brothers and a friend find four million dollars in the cockpit of a downed plane buried in the snow, their plan seems so simple. But from the moment it is set into motion, Hank Mitchell's well-ordered life spins out of control, sending him on a downward spiral of deceit, treachery, and blackmail.

About the Author

Scott Smith was raised in Sylvania, Ohio, and educated at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. This is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312952716
Author:
Smith, Scott
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Author:
Smith, Scott B.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Treasure-trove
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Guilt
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Larceny
Subject:
Wealth -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
August 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.76x4.22x.97 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312952716 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Spectacular....10 shades blacker and several corpses grimmer than the novels of John Grisham....Do yourself a favor. Read this book. (Grade: A+)"
"Review" by , "Read this book. It is better than any suspense novel since The Silence of the Lambs."
"Review" by , "Expertly crafted...will make you feel like an unindicted co-conspirator. To say more about the plot would ruin the pleasure of reading the book for yourself."
"Review" by , "[A]stonishingly adept, ingeniously plotted...the book fulfills every expectation of a novel of suspense, leading the reader on a wild exploration of the banality of evil....[W]orthy of comparison to Stephen King at his best."
"Review" by , "[E]lectrifying....An eerily flat confessional whose horror is only deepened by its flashes of tenderness. Think of a backwater James M. Cain, or a contemporary midwestern Unforgiven — and don't think about getting any sleep tonight."
"Review" by , "[A] riveting first novel....Occasionally, it seems a bit too pat — the reader is left wondering whether anyone could commit so many crimes without moral upset — but ultimately this should prove popular reading."
"Review" by , "The plot is clever, gripping, and full of twists. As Hank narrates the story, the tension builds slowly, but is sustained until the surprise ending. Young Adults will quickly become caught up in this polished suspense novel."
"Synopsis" by , When two brothers and a friend find four million dollars in the cockpit of a downed plane buried in the snow, their plan seems so simple. But from the moment it is set into motion, Hank Mitchell's well-ordered life spins out of control, sending him on a downward spiral of deceit, treachery, and blackmail.
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