Poisonfeather : Gibson Vaughn

  • by Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • Series: Gibson Vaughn
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gibson Vaughn, hero of the bestselling novel The Short Drop, returns in a smoldering thriller.
When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison.
Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn's life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick's victims' money.
But Gibson isn't the only one on the trail of the hidden fortune.
The promise of billions has drawn a horde of ruthless treasure hunters, including an edgy ex-con, a female bartender with a mysterious history, a Chinese spy with a passion for fly-fishing, and a veritable army of hardened mercenaries. To stay ahead of the sharks and win justice for his mentor, Gibson will need all his formidable skills. But at the end of the road, he'll still have to face "Poisonfeather" - a geopolitical secret that just might get Gibson killed...or worse.


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This Is NOT a Novel: Only a 12+ Hour Beginning

This is bait and switch. There was no clue in "Poison Feather's" description that this "book" abruptly ends, as if the writer after 43 chapters, went out for lunch and never returned so an editor, the reader, and maybe some interns swept together a rag-tag group of story lines, snarled them together in Chapter 44 and stopped having James Patrick Cronin speak.

Pity, I really wanted to know how any of this story's lines ended, but astonishingly listeners are simply left baffled. What happened? Did Matthew Fitzsimmons get sick? Have an accident? Lose interest? Go on a toot?

This is perhaps the third time that I've bought a book which was not really a book but some sort of come-on for successor books. BEWARE: "Poison Feather" is misrepresented as a story, instead it is a story particle which, after 12 hrs and 19 mins of listening stops. No I did not write "end" I wrote.... "STOP!"

It's a special pity since "Poison Feather" is reasonably well written and read - which is why the way that everyone simply goes home after Chapter 44 seems more like a TV series cancelled mid season, than a credit-worthy story.

Maybe all of this is resolved in some additional Fitzsimmons work? I will never find out... you shouldn't either.

I'm returning this thing and declaring Fitzsimmons' work a No-Go Zone.

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- Ted


This book ends in a cliffhanger, of which I am not a fan. I would much prefer each book in a series to be pretty much complete in and of itself and not a tease for things to come. Moreover, this second book did not reveal the fate of two of the characters from the first book, which I think is just taunting us.

That being said, I did enjoy this story and learning more about Gibson Vaughn and will probably invest in the third book of the series. If I were to consider just the story and performance, I would give this book a 3.8. I'm rating it a 3 because of the tease and taunt.
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- Gayle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio