Payoff was such a smooth and easy read, I finished it in one day. I just couldn't put it down, it was that good. The plot-line, the characters, the reactions all worked well to draw me in. The author painted this story of parents who will do anything to get their child back and the man they hire to find her. There are so many twists and turns, you think one thing is going to happen and it winds up being something completely different. I did get a smile in some parts when I found myself guessing right and wondering why it took the character so long to figure it out. This author did a great job pulling me into the story and taking me on a spellbinding adventure that ends with a casino of all places.
When you're rich and famous you always have a target on your back and unfortunately Edgar and his family were victims. When Emma is beaten and injected with what she thought was poison she went unconscious with the thought that she would never see her daughter again. To get her back Edgar calls in Simon who was a U.S. Marshall and knows how they feel because his daughter was kidnapped and never found when she was six. The search for Olivia takes Simon on a painful journey through some interesting places. Not only that but he comes face-to-face with a lot of people who want to kill him and he ends up at the end of a gun, way too close for comfort.
I gladly and joyfully say that this book has caught my attention and my recommendation.
When movie studio mogul Edgar Trenton’s teenage daughter, Olivia, is kidnapped during a violent home invasion in Calabasas, California, former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk is called upon to ensure a smooth ransom exchange. But once it becomes clear that the kidnappers never intended to return Olivia to her parents, Simon must follow a lethal trail that will lead him from the powdery white sand beaches of the Cayman Islands through the wild jungles of Costa Rica, and into some of the darkest and deadliest cities of South America.
Payoff is another satisfying thrill ride from Douglas Corleone, the author of GOOD AS GONE, and as Booklist said in a starred review, "Once the story kicks into high gear, which is pretty much on the top of page two, it doesn't let up, period."