Good People by Marcus Sakey

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Good people - caught in a bad place ...

When Tom and Anna Reed find $370,000 in their house one night it seems as if all their problems are solved. But what they can't quite wrap their minds around is that nothing in this life is free. Before the week is over they'll know exactly where that $370,000 came from-and come face to face with the brutal truth that in order to save your own life, sometimes you have to destroy your dreams...

Praise for the novels of Marcus Sakey

"Truly excellent. Like vintage Elmore Leonard crossed with classic Dennis Lehane.”—Lee Child, author of A Wanted Man and Never Go Back

“An authentic, original new voice.”—George Pelecanos, author of The Double and What it Was

"The reigning prince of crime fiction."--Chicago Tribune

“Crime drama for the 21st century.”—National Public Radio

“One of the hottest young crime writers in the country.”—The Oregonian

“Snappy writing…hair-raising.”—Entertainment Weekly

Marcus Sakey is the author of Brilliance, The Amateurs, Good People, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, and other novels and stories.


About Marcus Sakey

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Marcus Sakey is the author of The Amateurs, Good People, The Blade Itself, and At the City's Edge. He lives in Chicago with his wife. Author websites:,, and twitter: @marcussakey
Published August 14, 2008 by Signet. 348 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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A financially strapped yuppie couple in Chicago stumbles on a big pile of cash and makes as many wrong decisions as possible while being chased by murderous thugs.

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Although the handling of the matter left this reader cranky, it's important to add at this point that once Sakey gets all his stock figures in place and the narrative machinery grinding, the pages do turn faster because he throws in enough complications to raise reader interest in the outcome.

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