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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,996 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Frances Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when she is offered the gift of a lifetime—a $100 million lottery jackpot. All LuAnn Tyler has to do is change her identity and leave the US forever.

It’s an offer she dares to refuse until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high stakes and big-money subterfuge. It’s a price she won’t fully pay until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleon-like financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Baldacci has come up with yet another good one.”

    New York Times

  • “He’s hit the jackpot again…Baldacci pushes the pace pedal to the floor and takes the turns on two wheels.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Not since The Silence of the Lambs has there been a villain as hair-raising as the one that David Baldacci creates in his newest bestseller…A tight-knit piece of suspense, with enough sex, money, and murderous action to keep readers hooked all the way.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “A wildfire of a thriller…flat-out fun to read.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This deliciously entertaining thriller has all the right ingredients: suspense, a strange but brilliant villain and a woman lifted out of poverty into privilege…Frances Cassidy’s narration is rich, sultry and powerful. Through degree of accent and inflection, she conveys the very different person LuAnn becomes, thanks to education and travel. Cassidy also perfectly captures both the streetwise Charlie…and the menacing Mr. Jackson. The suspenseful conclusion keeps the listener breathless, thanks to Baldacci’s plotting and Cassidy’s pacing and flawless emotional pitch.”


  • “A kinetic extravaganza…A spunky heroine unafraid to go gun-to-gun with her evil antagonist, LuAnn Tyler earns the riveting attention of fans of Baldacci’s pedal-to-the-metal plotting.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine Rausch | 2/16/2014

    " Very entertaining. Kept me enthralled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dustin Ebaugh | 2/12/2014

    " This is one of my favorites of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samanthajocampen | 2/12/2014

    " This book captivated me. It's highly suspenseful and a quick read. Made me think long and hard about the meaning of money and the consequences of having too much. How far would YOU go to win the lottery? Tough call. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jayce | 2/9/2014

    " I found the writing and the subject matter to be somewhat boring, so I couldn't finish this one. Maybe it's because I'd just read another novel set around the same time (1997) which caused it to feel dated. "

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