|Plot Summary of The Winner|
David Baldacci has come out with another surefire winner, and this is his best book amongst all I have read so far.
It is a crime thriller full of relentless action, fast paced drama, nail biting suspense and awesome thrills. The book reads like a screenplay, one can visualise and feel the sharply etched, strong characters that he has created, especially the devilish, cold-blooded, clever, ingenious villain.
Lu Ann Tyler, 20, is a poor orphan working hard to make a living and bring up her 8 month old illegitimate daughter. A mysterious trickster Jackson who offers a deal that can't be refused approaches her. Multi-million dollar lottery rigged to be won, she can take a part of it and get out of the country.
Lu Ann while thinking about the offer gets trapped into a situation where her boyfriend has been killed and the killer attacks her too. In self-defence Lu Ann hits him hard and looks like she has killed him. Now she is on the run. In sheer desperation she accepts Jackson's offer, wins the lottery and disappears from U.S.
After 10 years of travelling all over the world with a new identity as a rich heiress, she is sick and tired of her life. She decides to come back to U.S and risks to break her promise of not ever coming back.
Jackson is after her, so are many others including FBI, IRS, Police, Media, and some more, she is on the run again, so many resourceful, strong persons as well as organisations are after her. Lu Ann is no less clever. She is intelligent, sharp, strong, brave and determined. How she manages to avenge herself and gets rid of all the problems and settles down to a new life with new found love is all the interesting story.
This is a book that will keep you up late and reading long past the bedtime.
This synopsis report prepared by r b siddhanti
A young mother is given the gift of a lifetime; a $100 million dollar lottery jackpot. All she has to do is leave the country and change her identity. She almost refuses until violence leads her on a big business, multi million dollar search for the truth and breaks the promises that she made. If she returns home, she will face the criminal mastermind behind one of the biggest conspiracies of all time.
This synopsis report prepared by Crybbe
LuAnn Tyler finds the dream of a life-time--she wins a hundred million dollar lottery. The only problem is, its fixed. Her benefactor gives it all to her and skims off the profits. The only catch is: she must never re-enter the United States. Except she does, and her benefactor promises to make her pay for disobeying his orders.
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
David Baldacci wrote one of those books that keep the
reader late at night reading. A book full of twists and
complete amazing emotions. Enjoy this book. Love this
This synopsis report prepared by Marco Aurelio
|Chapter Analysis of The Winner|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- power struggle within govt between two factions
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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