The Winner (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Aug 1, 2002 - Fiction - 528 pages
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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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Liked the character development on main protagonists. - LibraryThing
But the writing is banal and the plot is not credible. - LibraryThing
He is a very talented writer. - Goodreads
The romance plot, too, bugged me in spots. - LibraryThing
Book-of-the-Month Club main selection) - Kirkus
Plot seemed a tad forced. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN DUTCH 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 ... Read full review

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In a Virginia military prison Rufus Harms is just one more lifer claiming innocence, Convicted of killing a girl on an army base twenty-five years ago, Harms smuggles a desperate letter out of his ... Read full review

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David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at and his foundation at

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