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Praise for Vincent Zandri's P.I. Jack Marconi Series:

"Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant." --New York Post

"The action never wanes." --Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal

"Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting." --Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years

"Tough, stylish, heartbreaking." --Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages

"Non-stop action." --I Love a Mystery

"Vincent Zandri nails reader's attention." --Boston Herald

"(Zandri) demonstrates an uncanny knack for exposition, introducing new characters and narrative possibilities with the confidence of an old pro...Zandri does a superb job interlocking puzzle pieces." --The San Diego Union-Tribune --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Vincent Zandri is the international best-selling author of The Innocent, The Remains, Moonlight Falls, Concrete Pearl, Scream Catcher, and the forthcoming Murder by Moonlight. With an MFA in writing from Vermont College, Zandri is also the author of the digital shorts Pathological and Moonlight Mafia. An adventurer, foreign correspondent, and freelance photojournalist for RT, GlobalSpec, and International Business Times among others, Zandri lives in New York State and Florence, Italy.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (November 28, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440226228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440226222
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,653,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 16 novels including THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT RISES, and EVERYTHING BURNS. He is also the author of numerous Amazon bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA among them. Harlan Coben has described THE INNOCENT (formerly As Catch Can) as "...gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called it "Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant!" Zandri's list of domestic publishers include Delacorte, Dell, Down & Out Books, Thomas & Mercer and Polis Books, while his foreign publisher is Meme Publishers of Milan and Paris. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri's work is translated in the Dutch, Russian, French, Italian, and Japanese. Recently, Zandri was the subject of a major feature by the New York Times. He has also made appearances on Bloomberg TV and FOX news. In December 2014, Suspense Magazine named Zandri's, THE SHROUD KEY, as one of the Best Books of 2014. A freelance photo-journalist and the author of the popular "lit blog," The Vincent Zandri Vox, Zandri has written for Living Ready Magazine, RT, New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Times Union (Albany), Game & Fish Magazine, and many more. His novel, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, has been nominated by International Thriller Writers (ITW) for the 2015 Best Paperback Original. He is a resident of both New York and Florence, Italy. For more go to WWW.VINCENTZANDRI.COM




Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By CMash on January 26, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
'GODCHILD by Vincent Zandri

Published by StoneGate, Ink

ASIN: B004KSR25O

At the request of the author, a galley PDF version was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.

Snyopsis (borrowed from Amazon): He wanted justice, truth, revenge...whichever came first.

Prison-warden-turned-P.I. Jack "Keeper" Marconi understands the criminal mind. And he knows what it takes to break a man. His own life came apart the day a black Buick broadsided his car--and his wife died horrifically in the seat beside him.

Years later, on the eve of his second marriage, Marconi catches a split-second glimpse of the driver who killed his wife. Suddenly hurtled back into the past, he is determined to take one last shot at hunting him down. That is, until he is offered a job he can't refuse: to bust a beautiful woman out of a hellish Mexican prison. Now Keeper's chase through Mexico follows a trail of bodies and lies back home: to the truth about a woman on the run, to a man sitting behind the wheel of a black Buick, and to a story that someone will kill to bury....

My Thoughts and Opinion: If you have followed my blog since May of 2010, when I was first introduced to this author, Mr. Vincent Zandri and I read his novel Moonlight Falls, this review will not come as a surprise. I was hooked and became even more so with his subsequent novels, The Remains and The Innocent and even his digital short, Pathological, and this latest book, Godchild, didn't disappoint. This is a sequel to The Innocent, picking up with former Warden (Keeper) Jack Marconi but is a story that can stand on it's own.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ron Allen on June 20, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After reading As Catch Can, I was excited to get the next installment in the Keeper series. I was wondering if he could match the excitement of the first book. I was quite surprised to find that after about 4 pages into it I had no need to be nervous. This book takes you through even more twists and turns than the first. From trying to locate the man driving the black buick that killed his wife to the prision breakout in Mexico, it is non-stop action. As he helps the woman he broke out of prison come to terms with the loss of her child, he realizies that she maybe the only person that can help him get the killer of his wife. If you like a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this book is for you!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By MIchelle from Albany on January 26, 2011
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I absolutely love the works of Vincent Zandri. I love this Marconi "Keeper" charachter. I can't wait to see if he does anything more with him in it. I own all of Zandri's books and can't wait for him to release another. I even got an E-book just so I could read his digital short compilations. Ever since I read the first book, I've become addicted. Great work Vincent. I can't wait to see what you put out next.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Molly on May 4, 2011
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Vincent Zandri, in my opinion, has got to be THE best thriller/suspense novelist out there. All his books reach out, grab you into the story, and put you on a roller coaster of up,downs, twists and turns like never before. He uses skillful writing, life-like characters, and plot lines that leave you thirsting for more. He's unforgettable characters become one with the reader, as the reader follows along and feels as if Zandri uses them for the plot line. It becomes real. It becomes incredibly real. AWESOME-NESS!

Godchild is the sequel to The Innocent, where we first meet Jack "Keeper" Marconi, former warden. This time, 3 years later, he's a PI, a little down on his luck. He's about to get married, but he stops to visit his deceased wife, Fran, at the cemetery, when he has a spotting of the black Buick and man that was responsible for the death of his first wife, 3 years ago. So what happens next? His friend, Tony (this guy is SUPER DUPER mafia like!) gets him a PI job trying to safe the life of Renata, a writer thrown into a Mexican jail for trying to smuggle drugs. Wow. After he takes the assignment, the heat turns up and the suspense gets rolling at a fast-action pace. Totally worth the time NOT putting the book down (though I don't think the kiddos would agree with that!)! Feeling a part of the story, I loved the blood pumping, panting breath feeling of reading Keeper's second story. Like The Innocent, this is an un-put-downable novel.

Of course, I am not going to give away spoilers but I must confess, that if you like thrillers, suspense, or just a plain greatly written novel, then I suggest you start right here and now, with this FABTASTIC 5 star book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "cheryl152" on January 7, 2001
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I really enjoyed this new book from Albany's very own Vince Zandri. Having read his first book, As Catch Can, I was eagerly awaiting the release of the second book in the Jack "Keeper" Marconi series. It was well worth the wait. I was happy to see it was focusing more on the death of his wife and Keeper's struggle with trying to find the elusive "black Buick". It was exciting, gripping and it nicely resolved Keeper's struggle with the death of his wife. Vince wrapped things up with and exciting 'denoument' and allowed Keeper to finally move on with his life. Vince Zandri is surely an author to watch in the new millenium! I look forward to more books by him!
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