The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons audiobook

The Short Drop

By Matthew FitzSimmons
Read by James Patrick Cronin

Brilliance Audio

The Gibson Vaughn Series: Book 1

11.89 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The bestseller with over half a million readers that People magazine called a "live-wire debut." A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal—Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard’s security asks for Gibson’s help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand.Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family—and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard’s bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for December 2015

Audie Award Finalist

GoodReads Readers’ Choice for December 2015

The bestseller with over half a million readers that People magazine called a "live-wire debut."

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.

For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal—Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard’s security asks for Gibson’s help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand.

Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family—and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard’s bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A riveting story needs a narrator who can keep pace, and James Patrick Cronin meets the challenge…Cronin crafts identities for the heroes and villains, and they’re an eclectic bunch…None of the voices of the minor characters receive short shrift, and that’s important because the author develops their backgrounds very well.” AudioFile
“Tangled conspiracies, duplicitous politicians, and a disgraced hacker hankering for redemption…Hang on and enjoy the ride.” People
“FitzSimmons has come up with a doozy of a sociopath.” Washington Post
“Writing with swift efficiency, FitzSimmons shows why the stakes are high, the heroes suitably tarnished, and the bad guys a pleasure to foil.” Kirkus Reviews
“Will keep readers turning the pages until the end.” Publishers Weekly
“An adrenaline fueled thriller that has it all—political intrigue, murder, and suspense. Matthew FitzSimmons weaves a clever plot and deftly leads the reader on a rapid ride to an explosive end.” Robert Dugoni, author of My Sister’s Grave
“Beyond exceptional. Matthew FitzSimmons is the real deal.” Andrew Peterson, author of the Nathan McBride series

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Author

Author Bio: Matthew FitzSimmons

Author Bio: Matthew FitzSimmons

Matthew Fitzsimmons is the author of the bestselling Gibson Vaughn novels, The Short Drop and Poisonfeather. Born in Illinois and raised in London, England, he now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for more than a decade.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English