Little Girl Gone [NOOK Book]


Tucker Mayer has penned an electrifying suspense thriller that immediately grabs the reader by the throat and intensifies its grip all the way to the last page. LITTLE GIRL GONE is both imaginative and real. It is also timely – a ...
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Little Girl Gone

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Tucker Mayer has penned an electrifying suspense thriller that immediately grabs the reader by the throat and intensifies its grip all the way to the last page. LITTLE GIRL GONE is both imaginative and real. It is also timely – a sumptuous first novel!

Diane E. Robertson
Author, Editor & Writing Instructor

First novel or twenty-first novel, Little Girl Gone is among the best thrillers I have ever read. It is a terrifying tale of redemption, sure to be a major motion picture if the right person finds it. Do not miss this one!

Beth Donahue
Fiction Reviewer for Nothing Binding and Writers for Readers

Edmund Santes, Minister of Agriculture for Colombia, poured more wine in his glass. He pointed a pistol at us with his other hand. “Do you know what my biggest problem is, Mr. Zwicker?”

“That an unending number of people want to rip your lungs out?” Carly, sitting next to me, kicked me under the table, but I was stoic and didn’t yelp.

He ignored me. “No. My biggest problem is cash, Mr. Zwicker. I have too much of it. American dollars primarily, but English pounds, German marks, francs. Mountains of it. As we sit here I have over three billion in dollars nearby in secure warehouses.”

“Three billion dollars. In cash.”


“And it all has to be slipped back into the economy.”

“That’s right.” He drew on his cigar. “Do you know who the biggest money launderer in the world is, Mr. Zwicker?

I thought a moment. Even in light of my precarious circumstance this conversation intrigued me. I shrugged. “Casinos?”

“Good guess, but no. The biggest money launderer in the world is the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States of America, Mr. Zwicker. What hypocrites. Every week they look the other way when the Colombian Central Bank delivers truckloads of dollars to each of their twelve branches. No questions asked. The Federal Reserve knows this cash arrives from Colombia. They know what generates this cash. Yet they take it. Why do you suppose the Federal Reserve branches take billions in cash which they know comes from the drug trade, Mr. Zwicker?”

Now that was the question.
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Editorial Reviews

Stephen Upton
As someone who made a living writing ads that strived to arrest and hold readers, I appreciate the gripping prose and captivating descriptions found in Tucker Mayer’s novel Little Girl Gone. In addition to his clever and well reasoned plot, Tucker’s subtle references to Shakespeare and the classics makes this riveting read compelling on more than one level. Expect fast moving action, cloudy mystery, and memorable characters. And, be prepared to hold on to your hat.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013027701
  • Publisher: Tucker Mayer
  • Publication date: 8/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 421,815
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Humphrey (Tucker) Mayer holds an M.Ed. and an M.A.. Tucker taught literature and writing for many years and developed adaptive Outward Bound programs which were attended by over 4,000 students and teachers. He maintains a writing blog on
Tucker is the author of The Best Christmas Ever and is working on Revenge, the next novel in the Zwicker series. He lives in Florida.
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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    This thriller grips you from the very beginning with its fast-pa

    This thriller grips you from the very beginning with its fast-paced story and many twists and turns. Whilst not for the faint-hearted, containing shocking scenarios and violence throughout, I found it to be the perfect novel from my point of view! As I was reading, I was visualizing the action as a movie in my head, and enjoying the story ‘on the screen’.

    The lead character of the book, Pete Zwicker, is an ex-Marine who gets himself into a spot of bother after returning from active service, and has to spend a few years in jail. He is abruptly released and sent on an unofficial mission by ‘the powers that be’. His quest takes him from the US to Canada and then to South America, trying to solve a series of mysterious occurrences which are being orchestrated by a Columbian government minister called Santes, who is the chief coffee baron in his country. He turns out to be an evil criminal who will stop at nothing to control his various business interests throughout the western world and beyond.

    Zwicker recruits a small team of helpers and they head off in search of three kidnap victims who they believe are being held at the stronghold of Santes in Columbia. The area is closely guarded and heavily fortified but they are able to gain entry. However, their plans go awry and a battle for survival ensues between Zwicker’s team and the small army that Santes has in place for his protection. The action moves out to sea, and vessels from both the US and Columbian navies become involved in a fluctuating battle for survival.

    An excellent book, and I would recommend it highly to anyone looking for an enthralling, action-packed read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    An exciting read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller novel. Captivating story line and characters you either want to root for or wish would die painful deaths. Cannot seem to find any other books by the author so that is the only downside.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Thrilling, edge-of-your-seat plot that's anything but predictable and an engaging quirky, charismatic hero. I hope this is the first of a series; I can't wait to read the next one.

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