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From the Editor

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

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An Amazon Best Book of December 2015: With a complex plot, layered on top of unexpected emotional depth, The Short Drop is a wonderful surprise on every level. By the time I was done reading I couldn't believe the journey Fitzsimmons had just taken me through - unsolved mysteries, computer hacking, political twists, and human redemption - and all done with such a grace and ease of writing. This is much more than a solid debut, its proof that Fitzsimmons has what it takes - and I will certainly be looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next. --Penny Mann


Named by Goodreads a Best Book of December 2015

“FitzSimmons has come up with a doozy of a sociopath.” —The Washington Post

“This live-wire debut begins with a promising lead in the long-ago disappearance of the vice president’s daughter, then doubles down with tangled conspiracies, duplicitous politicians, and a disgraced hacker hankering for redemption...Hang on and enjoy the ride.” —People

“Writing with swift efficiency, FitzSimmons shows why the stakes are high, the heroes suitably tarnished, and the bad guys a pleasure to foil.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Beyond exceptional. Matthew FitzSimmons is the real deal.” —Andrew Peterson, author of the bestselling Nathan McBride series

“Unbridled power and relentless revenge converge in the exciting, tightly plotted The Short Drop...The multifaceted Gibson has the makings to support a long series.” —

The Short Drop is an adrenaline-fueled thriller that has it all—political intrigue, murder, and suspense. Matthew FitzSimmons weaves a clever plot and deftly leads the reader on a rapid ride to an explosive end.” —Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave

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  • File Size: 4442 KB
  • Print Length: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (December 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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