From Kirkus Reviews:
Exceedingly well-established characters ... a sense of realism to the story ... The unvarnished depictions help readers see everything at face value so that the more provocative sequences--S&M scenes, even a severed head--become merely part of the story instead of detours for shock value. Beaucoup drama in a dead-on noir.
From Clarion Reviews:
... an intriguing story with enough narrative tension to keep the reader turning the pages. The villain's identity is apparent early on, but Simon keeps adding more characters and crimes to the mix, resulting in plenty of action.
From Fish and Game Finder Magazine:
Loved it. Couldn't hardly put it down. Great reading.Blueink Reviews:Green and partnerless, detective Jessie Sands is alone on a stakeout when she witnesses a monstrous triple murder. She hadn't called for backup and although she's hiding only a few feet away, the killer escapes while she pukes.Jessie loses her gun, and it turns up in a high-profile slaying, plunging her into a deep, dark chasm of greed, human trafficking, and moral conflict darker than she could have ever imagined.Suspenseful and solidly written--does Jesse succeed in redeeming herself at the end? The answer to that question might be the most complex element of A Lost Gun.
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From the Author
In a matter of seconds, Leotis Wilson murdered his entire family and sped away in his pickup. His only witness is homicide detective Jessie Sands, who arrives on the scene just before he commits the crime. As Jessie tails Leotis to a bridge, she watches him toss his shotgun into the river and then points her .38 at him. But Leotis refuses to give up easily. In the ensuing struggle, Jessie shoots him, unintentionally drops her gun, and watches helplessly as it falls into the water below.
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When Internal Affairs is called to investigate the officer-involved shooting, Jessie knows she may be in trouble, even though she acted in self-defense. She has no idea how bad that trouble will be--soon her lost weapon is used to kill a prominent attorney.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Detective Bud Prior is investigating a complex case involving greed, murder, and temptation. As Jessie works to solve her own high- profile murder investigation, she is inexorably drawn into the evil web Bud has just uncovered involving a bad cop. As the two detectives partner together to bring their nemesis to justice, neither is prepared for what is about to happen next.
In this riveting murder mystery, two detectives must sacrifice everything in order to take down a crime ring fueled by a cold-hearted, determined villain.