Corleone’s highly acclaimed international thriller Good As Gone introduced former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk, and was followed by Payoff, which Booklist called “a lean, mean, pedal-to-the-metal thriller.”
Here Corleone dreamcasts an adaptation of his new novel, Gone Cold:
Remember Jaguar’s 2014 Super Bowl ad featuring “British villains” Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Strong? That’s the tone I wanted to set for Gone Cold, the third international thriller to feature former US Marshal Simon Fisk. In Gone Cold, Simon returns to his birthplace, the United Kingdom, to discover what happened to his daughter Hailey, who was abducted twelve years earlier from the Fisk family home in Washington, DC. As mentioned in a previous MBTM blog post, my Simon Fisk is dream-played by action star Jason Statham.Learn more about the book and author at Douglas Corleone's website.
Simon’s father, who makes his first on-page appearance in Gone Cold, would be played by Sir Ben Kingsley, while Terence Stamp, Clive Owen, Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor, and Elizabeth Hurley round out the cast. Are British villains cooler than American villains? I don’t know about real life, but in fiction, you bet. And as James Bond and Simon Fisk prove, their good guys can be pretty badass too.
The Page 69 Test: Good as Gone.
My Book, The Movie: Payoff.
The Page 69 Test: Gone Cold.