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"The Short Drop" by Matthew FitzSimmons
Meet the assassin The Washington Post calls "a doozy of a sociopath" in this debut thriller from Matthew FitzSimmons. Available on Kindle and in paperback.

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About the Author

Thomas Kirkwood is best known for his Cold War thrillers, The Quiet Assassin and The Svalbard Passage. Before moving to Amazon, Kirkwood was published by Macmillan, Collier Macmillan (Europe), Donald I. Fine (an imprint of Penguin), Signet (an imprint of NAL), Brilliance (audio), and Stjerne-Spenning (Europe). After many years in the EU, he now makes his home in Denver, Colorado.

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  • File Size: 415 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461141478
  • Publication Date: November 7, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064F5M12
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Thomas Kirkwood is best known for his Cold War thrillers. Before moving to Amazon, he was published by Macmillan, Collier Macmillan (Europe), Donald I. Fine (an imprint of Penguin), Signet (an imprint of NAL), Brilliance (audio), and Stjerne-Spenning (Europe). After many years in the EU, he now makes his home in Denver, Colorado. In addition to writing fiction, Kirkwood is a graduate professor of European politics and an independent consultant to several law firms.

Kirkwood's novels include "THE SVALBARD PASSAGE," "THE QUIET ASSASSIN," "THE TRADE," "LACKING VIRTUES" and "THE POPPY BROKER," all of which are now available in both physical and Kindle editions. Under the pseudonym Tommy Vilar, Kirkwood has begun a swashbuckling series featuring the Italian counterpart to James Bond, Dante Passoni. The first volume, entitled "SAVE ITALY! Forget the Rest," is now available. Under a second pseudonym, Chub Yublinsky, Kirkwood has published a novel dealing with teenage love and loss entitled "FAITH A Secret Life."

http://www.tomkirkwood.com/
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By Loy on October 24, 2012
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I was not sure about reading about young girls getting caught up in the sex trade. but this book - which I was given to review- was very good. it revolving around a girl who escaped and made a life for herself. She is found and for revenge they frame her for the murder of her husband and steal her little girl.

Lucky for her she has a lot a brave and willing friends ready to help her. the FBI sends a man after her and the story goes.

I will not tell much more of the story-- it is well worth a read.
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By kueen on October 2, 2012
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This is a smart, rip-roaring romp through deception, intrigue and redemption. But while it grabs your attention, it clearly brings to focus the issue that seemingly gets swept under the rug---the sex trade. In short, women that are duped and used and dumped. This is a well written and timely book, with great character development that will glue you to the pages. Thomas---I for one want more!
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I really didn't know much about the sex trade before I read this. It's hard to believe what some can do to another human being. This was very well-written and was an eye-opener. Great read - very detailed story line.
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I quickly became engrossed in this story about Kristyna Sondheim and her struggle to find her daughter. Kristyna herself was abducted into sex-trade as a young girl and managed to break free, only to end up fighting again the very people who she escaped from in the beginning. Not only is she up against a monster who is a high up in a sex trade organization but she also has the US government and other agencies after her for being a fugitive from a crime she didn't commit.

The author does a great job building the characters and giving them depth. He also does a superb job of portraying exactly what a horrific and vile "business" the sex-trade is and how far it outstretches, but does so in a way that allows the reader to continue with the story and not be too sickened to read further.

Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good thriller with strong characters.
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I was given this book to review and I will admit, I was a little apprehensive about the topic. It turned out to be an excellent book, done tastefully and very well-written. It was also an eye-opener regarding sex trafficking, a shadowy, horrific world I knew little about before reading this. I didn't do any fact checking but it seemed well researched and plausible. I would recommend this book to any of my friends!
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A Russian mob boss was running a dry cleaners in the US but also running a sex trade business between the two countries. This involves a too true story of what really happens to young girls in many countries so this story is very believable. The story takes place in Russia, Italy, the US and other countries and involves Mob bosses, FBI, and other organizations all looking for this main character. I could not put this one down and read it in a day or two. I recommend this book to others all the time.
I received this book for my honest review.
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Format: Paperback
Tom Kirkwood's expose of the flesh trade industry is timely and engrossing. After reading this fast paced novel I began to see current news articles dealing with this subject which means that this horrific industry is alive and flourishing. The characters in the story are true to life, the prose will paint pictures which bring you into the scenes. Beware, you will lose a day reading as you won't be able to put the book down!
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