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The Winner by David Baldacci

The Winner (1997)

by David Baldacci

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It was the first book I read by David Baldacci, and I must admit I liked it. I thought it to be interesting to read and original. Some parts were not really realistic, but it didn't really seem to matter in this book. I liked it, I would even recommend it. And it made me buy another book by Baldacci, which I still need to read sometime.
O, wish we had more time to read, but I guess I'm not alone... ( )
  Floratina | Jan 4, 2015 |
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  nvellis01 | Aug 11, 2014 |
Put off reading. Great book. Has everything -- intrigue, great characters, love, hate
Protagonist: LuAnn Tyler (Catherine Savage). From Rikerville County, Ga
Daughter: Lisa
Antagonist: Mr. Jackson (Peter Crane). Could. Anyone be that devious and evil. A little overkill but interesting
Matthew Riggs, woodworker, ex FBI feel in love with LuAnn
Uncle Charlie - Robert Charles Thomas - ex boxer, ex pro football, ex con
Action scenes overkill but interesting ( )
  PatinIrmo | Aug 2, 2014 |
This book definitely cashes it in! A stranger, contacts you and offers -- no, guarantees -- you a chance to win a multimillion dollar lottery,. A chance to start over.... have a better life... with practically no strings attached. But is it worth it? Is it full proof? A book with a leap-forward-in-time built into the plot but written without extraneous elaborations, nor holes, making this a very smooth read. Definitely a winner! ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
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She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever.

It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, 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 chameleonlike financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will...

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A poor young woman is forced to take part in a crooked lottery scheme after she is framed for murder.

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