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Last Lawyer Standing by Doug Corleone Night on Fire by Doug Corleone One Man's Paradise by Doug Corleone

Advance Praise for PAYOFF

“A lean, mean, pedal-to-the-metal thriller.Like Good As Gone, the novel accelerates to high speed almost immediately and doesn’t slow down until the book is finished… Another winner.”  ~Booklist

“A gripping page-turner.” ~Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Praise for GOOD AS GONE

 If James Bond were in the business of rescuing kidnapped children, he might easily be mistaken for Simon Fisk, the haunted hero of this slam-bam thriller…  [Good As Gone is] an adrenaline rush with a character worth rooting for.~Publishers Weekly
“[F]ast paced and lean…  [O]nce the story kicks into high gear, which is pretty much at the top of page 2, it doesn’t let up, period.”  ~Booklist (Starred review)
Good As Gone makes for a heart wrenching but also adrenaline producing adventure that readers should eat up… Corleone races with the wind in telling Fisk’s story, and leaves the reader gasping for breath at the end.” ~Huffington Post
“Like Lee Child, Corleone delivers an adrenaline-fueled plot with believable, complex characters.” ~South Florida Sun-Sentinel 
A torrid chase…  Corleone’s Good As Gone leaves you with the deep, uncomplicated pleasure of watching a skilled professional kick major ass.” ~Kirkus Reviews
The relentless pace…will have readers clamoring for more.”  ~RT Book Reviews (4 Stars)
Delivers a lightning-fast pace, surprising and heartfelt twists, and action aplenty.”  ~Jeff Abbott, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Last Minute
“Good As Gone is as good as it gets. Douglas Corleone has crafted one hell of a thriller.
~Michael Palmer, New York Times Bestselling Author of Political Suicide
“Goes from zero to 60 in under six seconds and never lets off the gas!”
~Andrew Gross, New York Times Bestselling Author of 15 Seconds
“A terrific international thriller. I expected to be entertained when I picked up a novel by Douglas Corleone and was rewarded handsomely. Highly recommended.”
~James Grippando, New York Times Bestselling Author of Blood Money
“Everything I want in a thriller – an ingenious plot, breathtaking pace,
and one of the coolest new heroes to come along in years.”
~David Ellis, New York Times Bestselling James Patterson Coauthor
“Good As Gone propels Douglas Corleone into Lee Child territory. Yeah, it’s that good.”
~Jason Starr, International Bestselling Author of The Pack


“A perfect blend of mystery and thriller, with laugh out loud moments sprinkled liberally throughout. Corleone is as good as it gets.”
—David Rosenfelt

“Corvelli is a likable, pillpopping [defense attorney], and the secondary characters are Elmore Leonard quirky, never cartoonish. Throw in some sudden violence and loopy humor, and you have a fun, escapist reading experience.”

“A superb blend of tense courtroom drama and bloody noir set against the lush background of Honolulu, Hawaii.”
–Gumshoe Review

Praise for NIGHT ON FIRE

“Kevin [Corvelli] tries a mean case and tells a fine story.”
Kirkus Reviews

“The John Grisham-style twists and turns and cinematic courtroom scenes keep the pages turning…”
Library Journal

Night on Fire [is] a truly entertaining read. What impresses me most about Douglas Corleone’s writing is that he is fearless with his main character…”                                —Hawaii Book Blog

“Douglas Corleone’s second look at the seedy side of life, lawyering and untimely death on Oahu in the 21st century…is a page-turner in the best sense of the word.”
—Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“The current crop of legal thrillers is further graced with the presence of Douglas Corleone, who follows his auspicious debut with an equally enjoyable successor, which continues the saga of Kevin Corvelli, a charismatic defense attorney.”
San Diego Tribune

“Appealing. . .Corvelli uses an impressive array of legal precedents and courtroom antics… The resulting thrust and parry is well done.”
Publishers Weekly


“Fans of John Grisham, Lisa Scottoline, and other legal thriller authors will enjoy this for the sheer pleasure of seeing a master defense attorney at work in the courtroom.”
Library Journal

“This novel won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, and it’s no wonder. Former defense lawyer Corleone has created a crafty and memorable character and placed him in a suspenseful and layered story. . . .  A sequel to this fine debut would seem almost mandatory.”

“A very fine first novel. Corleone has a bright future ahead of him. . . . . A well-written first novel. Paradise really is a winner.”

“This is a strong book, one with the ring of authenticity. Corvelli—and by extension, author Corleone—[is] a quick study.”
Honolulu Weekly