A brilliantly simple story expertly told.
Two brothers and their friend come across a crashed plane, half buried in snow. On board is the dead pilot and a bag containing four million dollars. All they have to do is divide the money, keep quiet and not go on a spending spree. Nobody will ever find out. If everything remains that way after six months, they can spend it. That is the simple plan. Genius.
Told in the first person by one of the brothers, we are introduced to the decent characters and watch them unravel as their values dissolve. Circumstances change, they take risks where previously they wouldn't have, priorities shift and a tale of terror, trust and control unfurls. The writing is beautiful and the pace is perfect.
This is a disturbing tale of morality that we can all identify with. What started out as a simple plan ends up being anything but simple. I love this book and heartily recommend it.
Published by Knopf on 31 August 1993. Other editions available.