Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Godchild” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Godchild (Jack Marconi #2)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  202 ratings  ·  21 reviews
He wanted justice, truth, revenge... whichever came first.
Prison-warden-turned-P.I. Jack "Keeper" Marconi understands the criminal mind. And he knows what it takes to break a man. His own life came apart the day a black Buick broadsided his car--and his wife died horrifically in the seat beside him.
Years later, on the eve of his second marriage, Marconi catches a split-sec
Kindle Edition, 2 edition, 339 pages
Published January 21st 2011 by StoneGate Ink (first published 2000)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Godchild, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Godchild

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 454)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
For those who have not yet experienced, nor heard of, Vincent Zandri, you are definitely missing out on a fabulous author. I fell in love with him through The Remains, enjoyed him through The Innocent and now luxuriated with him in Godchild. Lovers of the Thriller/Suspense genre, will feel right at home with Mr. Zandri and the dark and dank worlds in which he creates.

Godchild is the continuation of The Innocent. Though easily read as a stand-alone, this installment ties up loose ends and answers
May 04, 2011 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Molly by: PUYB; Vincent Zandri
Vincent Zandri, in my opinion, has got to be THE best thriller/suspense novelist out there. All his books reach out, grab you into the story, and put you on a roller coaster of up,downs, twists and turns like never before. He uses skillful writing, life-like characters, and plot lines that leave you thirsting for more. He's unforgettable characters become one with the reader, as the reader follows along and feels as if Zandri uses them for the plot line. It becomes real. It becomes incredibly re ...more
Godchild is a mystery suspense crime thriller.

Jack "Keeper" Marconi is about to get married but before doing so, he visits the grave of his first wife, who was killed by a hit and run driver in a horrific accident. As Jack is saying his goodbyes, the Black truck with The Bald Man, pulls up and taunts Jack. However, no one believes him, not even his best friend and Jack fails to attend his wedding, leaving his bride standing at the alter. After getting drunk and shooting up a bar, Jack is asked t
Benjamin Sobieck
The noir genre and I have an uneasy relationship. On the one hand, pitch black noir can entertain like no other. The characters are always in varying degrees of damnation, the violence is brutal, the alcohol/drug abuse is ubiquitous and nothing about the plot is as it seems.

On the other hand, there are certain noir stereotypes that never go away. If you've read one, you've read them all. There's the PI with the tortured past who drinks too much. There's the female in need of saving from somethin
The plot is completely insane. I like it.

But...what the fuck is up with the fake foreword about the author disappearing mysteriously?
Vincent Zandri
Mar 24, 2009 Vincent Zandri rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Wrote this one too...
Cheryl "Mash"
GODCHILD by Vincent Zandri

Published by StoneGate, Ink


At the request of the author, a galley PDF version was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.

Snyopsis (borrowed from Amazon): He wanted justice, truth, revenge...whichever came first.

Prison-warden-turned-P.I. Jack "Keeper" Marconi understands the criminal mind. And he knows what it takes to break a man. His own life came apart the day a black Buick broadsided his car--and his wife died horrifically in the seat beside
Ronald Roseborough
This is a hard hitting, no holds barred, full throttle detective story. I'm reminded of Mickey Spillane's, Mike Hammer. As written in the books, not the watered down television version. P.I. Jack "Keeper" Marconi, was a former warden for a maximum security prison in New York. Lately he has been nursing a bottle and carrying a ton of guilt since his wife was killed. Their car was center punched by a hit & run driver in a black Buick. Marconi saw his wife die when her head was severed as she w ...more
This is the first book of his I have read. And it was just as suspenseful as I had hoped it would be. It didnt take long to get hooked into the story and characters. And the story kept moving at a great pace though out the book.

The characters were complex but interesting and full of secrets that added to the story. Obviously you follow Keeper though the story. But why did seeing the man he thought killed his wife, keep him from getting married two years later. Why is this woman on the run in Mex
Benoit Lelievre
Well, that was addictive. Think of GODCHILD as Raymond Chandler meets Andrew Klavan. It's very different from its predecessor THE INNOCENT, it doesn't have its grimness or its originality, but GODCHILD compensates with terrific characters and a wild, sprawling adventure, all over "the territory", as Mark Twain would say.

Keeper, who was a prison warden in the first novel, is now a private investigation who sounds just a little bit like Philip Marlowe, except he's living in an underworld full of c
Cyn Bagley
"Keeper" Marconi's wedding day is ruined when the black SUV that killed his first wife shows up at the gravesite, while Marconi is saying goodbye to his dead wife. A few years before a black SUV with a bald driver rammed into the side of the passenger's side, decapitating his wife.

In Mexico Renata Barnes has been caught by Mexican soldiers while acting as a "burrier," which is a combination drug mule and courier. Keeper is hired to break Renata out of one of the most notorious prisons in Mexico
Loved all the unpredictable twist and turns in this sequel book that will have you cheering in the end! Be prepared to want to read this book from begining to end without putting it down. Another excellent book by Vincent!
Should have read "As Catch Can" first I guess. Mr. Zandri is of the school where the more physical injuries the hero suffers the better. Therefore, this is not a book for those with a weak stomach.
Another winner for Zandri...I really enjoy this series and wish it would continue. The main character is very likeable and the books are intelligently written.
Robert Intriago
Interesting and unusual story. In places far fetched but overall a good read.
Aug 29, 2011 Cheryl marked it as to-read
from a Goodreads ad. This is book 2. The Innocent is book 1.

it is a great book, indeed. yours, khan.waiting!!!
This is a continuation of the book The Innocent.
I really had a hard time getting into this book.
Marta Ward
Fast paced ride. Surprise ending.
Kyle  Uniss
decent, but Very Dark.
Todd Huse
Todd Huse marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2015
Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2015
Lynda Wright
Lynda Wright marked it as to-read
Nov 20, 2015
Patty marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2015
charlie Boddie
charlie Boddie marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Free Books, .99 &...: GODCHILD is FREE for Today! 2 11 Mar 16, 2012 10:10AM  
THE JAMES MASON C...: GODCHILD is FREE for Today! 1 3 Mar 16, 2012 09:59AM  
  • Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice
  • Phantom Limb: A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery
  • The Tenth Witness
  • Caught Dead (Rick Van Lam Mystery)
  • The Equalizer: A Novel
  • The Lady from Zagreb (Bernard Gunther, #10)
  • Classic Mystery Collection (100+ books and stories)
  • Nephilim
  • Dead Lions (Slough House, #2)
  • Russian Donation, The
  • Expendable
  • The Dark End of the Street: New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today's Top Authors
  • Canyon Sacrifice
  • Pressed
  • And Sometimes I Wonder About You (Leonid McGill, #5)
  • To My Senses (Nicci Beauvoir #1)
  • The Golem of Paris (Detective Jacob Lev, #2)
  • December's Thorn: A Fever Devilin Novel (Fever Devilin #7)
Winner of the 2015 ITW Best Original Paperback Novel, Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 20 novels including THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT RISES, and EVERYTHING BURNS. He is also the author of numerous Amazon bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA amon
More about Vincent Zandri...

Other Books in the Series

Jack Marconi (3 books)
  • The Innocent
  • The Guilty

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »