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The Short Drop (Gibson Vaughn) by [Matthew FitzSimmons]
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I love the thrill of discovery—the spark that flashes through me when I find a new author whom I’m positive readers will love. It’s the spark that makes me press a book into people’s hands, grab them by the shirt, and say, “You’ve got to read this!”

That’s how I feel about The Short Drop—the most assured, gripping, and satisfying debut that I’ve read in recent memory. Matthew FitzSimmons hooked me with the book’s setup: What if the nation’s most notorious unsolved missing person case involves Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of a senator who—despite his family’s tragedy—is destined to become a powerful vice president? What if, ten years after her disappearance, new evidence surfaces in the case as Lombard runs for president?

The setup grabbed my attention, but what kept me riveted was how deeply I cared about the characters—especially the book’s hero, Gibson Vaughn, a legendary hacker-turned-marine offered a chance to solve the mystery of the disappearance of his best childhood friend. Gibson’s friendship with Suzanne comes to life in these pages and turns an action-packed thriller into something with surprising emotional depth that is richly rewarding.

It is rare to discover a book by a first-time author that feels like the work of a seasoned pro who has been churning out bestsellers for twenty years. The Short Drop is that rare book, and it is remarkable.

I won’t tell you more, other than to say: “You’ve got to read this!”

- Alan Turkus, Editor

About the Author

Matthew FitzSimmons was born in Illinois and grew up in London, England. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for over a decade. The Short Drop is his first novel.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00YTXTIDO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (1 December 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3535 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 399 pages
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