The Short Drop : Gibson Vaughn

  • by Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • Series: Gibson Vaughn
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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Incredibly wonderful thriller! Magnificant!

Audible classifies this novel as espionage which it most definitely is not. It is a mystery, a great mystery. It is difficult to believe it is the first novel by Matthew Fiizsimmons. The plot is complex, sophisticated, and compelling. The characters are fully developed. It is a page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Not since the first novel by Michael Koryta have I read a first novel by a new author that is as superb as The Short Drop.

I suspect there will be a Gibson Vaughn series; I certainly hope so.

Narration is excellent.

The Short Drop has my unconditional recommendation for anyone who enjoys any genre of fiction.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Intriguing and fun

The first book in a long while that had me clueless. With most mysteries, you have a germ of an idea from the beginning about who the villain is. This book, I couldn't tell the villains from the victims until somewhere in the middle. No glimmer of the puppet master until almost the end. Tons of suspense in between.

This is the author's first published book. I can't wait for the next.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio