Little Sister Lost

Little Sister Lost

by Anthony J. Sacco

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Overview

Finished speaking, Marvin Jonathan Freedlander raised both hands over his head in a victory salute. The guests loved it.

This was the moment Matt Dawson had been waiting for. He sucked in his breath, raised his hand and was acknowledged. A microphone was thrust under his chin.

"Mr. Freedlander, what can you tell us about the murder of an American expatriate in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a few days ago?" The hall grew quiet. Freedlander, taken by surprise, peered over his glasses at the man who had asked the question, but did not respond. What was it that was familiar about the man?

Then, recognition dawned. He pointed a finger at Matt. "I'll kill you for this!" he screamed, his lips twisting with rage. Pulling the Beretta from under his suit coat, he aimed it at Matt. Less than thirty feet separated the two men.

Ann Sullivan, standing a few feet to Matt's right, adrenaline pumping, watched, horrified, as the pistol came out. She saw the barrel pointed at her friend and sensed what Freedlander was about to do. "Noooo!" she cried, and flung herself headlong in front of Matt as Freedlander squeezed off two shots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595331413
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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Finished speaking, Marvin Jonathan Freedlander raised both hands over his head in a victory salute. The guests loved it.

This was the moment Matt Dawson had been waiting for. He sucked in his breath, raised his hand and was acknowledged. A microphone was thrust under his chin.

"Mr. Freedlander, what can you tell us about the murder of an American expatriate in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a few days ago?" The hall grew quiet. Freedlander, taken by surprise, peered over his glasses at the man who had asked the question, but did not respond. What was it that was familiar about the man?

Then, recognition dawned. He pointed a finger at Matt. "I'll kill you for this!" he screamed, his lips twisting with rage. Pulling the Beretta from under his suit coat, he aimed it at Matt. Less than thirty feet separated the two men.

Ann Sullivan, standing a few feet to Matt's right, adrenaline pumping, watched, horrified, as the pistol came out. She saw the barrel pointed at her friend and sensed what Freedlander was about to do. "Noooo!" she cried, and flung herself headlong in front of Matt as Freedlander squeezed off two shots.

Table of Contents

Finished speaking, Marvin Jonathan Freedlander raised both hands over his head in a victory salute. The guests loved it.
This was the moment Matt Dawson has been waiting for. He sucked in his breath, raised his hand and was acknowledged. A microphone was thrust under his chin.
"Mr. Freelander, what can you tell us about the murder of an American expatriate in Cuernavaca, Mexico a few days ago?" The hall grew quiet. Freelander, taken by surprise, peered over his glasses at the man who had asked the question, but did not respond. What was it that was familiar about the man?
Then, recognition dawned. He pointed a finger at Matt. "I'll kill you for this!" he screamed, his lips twisting with rage. Pulling the Beretta from under his suit coat, he aimed it at Matt. Less than thirty feel separated the two men.
Ann Sullivan, standing a few feet to Matt's right, adrenaline pumping, watched, horrified, as the pistol came out. She saw the barrel pointed at her friend and sensed what Freelander was about to do. "Noooo!" she cried, and flung herself headlong in front of Matt as Freelander squeezed off two shots.

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Little Sister Lost 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LITTLE SISTER LOST is an amazing work - - -based on actual events but as exciting as any novel you will ever pick up! The back-drop of facts (that many of us remember), interlaced with fictional, but very believable characters make this a book hard to put down, and when it is over you will wish it wasn't. There rarely is a slow moment throughout, and whether one is old enough to have experienced this era of our country's past, or he/she is just newly introduced to these historical facts, I can't imagine a reader not being fascinated by this intriguing story. Those readers so inclined will enjoy the comparisons between our capitalistic society and communism. Others may be more drawn by the main character's personal struggles and how his religious beliefs bolster him through painful times. Personally, I think it all blends quite harmoniously into one very good book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts out exciting and doesn't let up. Mr. Sacco's writing about the different characters we meet in the book - introducing them before even getting into the full story - is a stroke of genius, because when we meet them later later, we really feel as if we know them and understand their actions, motivations, and conversations more fully. Then the author, using a flashback technique, gets into the political scene of the times, honing in on Richard Nixon when he was a Representative in Congress, and the infiltration of communists into our government. At first, I found this section a bit boring, and was tempted to fast-forward because I wanted to get to the meat of the story. Don't do it! Stick with it. This is one of the best books I've ever read. It describes the greed, deception, and power-hungry political leaders of that era, including presidents. And it explains why many people turned to Communism basically because they were dissatisfied with what politicians were doing to our country, and they felt that an atheistic, socialistic society was the answer. It sounds a bit like something happening right now a multi-billionaire who believes this, using his wealth to turn the USA into an atheistic secular society. Continuing to read the book gives us answers to numerous upsetments, faulty beliefs, and angers that are found in many lives, and leads us back to the One that many, especially some of our leaders, are trying to erase completely from our society. It will also help us find out what TRUE freedom is all about. The book shows a keen insight into the author, whose faith is deep and wide, as is his knowledge of what we call human beings. I believe whoever picks up this book, because they like mysteries, will find healing taking place, especially if they need healing in their lives. Because it is 400+ pages, you might be tempted to put it aside. But don't. Stick with it to the end. You'll be surprised at the effect it will have on your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Matt Dawson, whom we first met in The China Connection, is the investigator hired to find Anna Lieber. When Matt agrees to take this case, he has no idea what he has gotten himself into or the dirty little secret he will stumble on to that will put him in the path of murderous danger. The search for Anna takes him back in time to 1951, when an ambulance mysteriously whisks her husband, Maxim, away in the middle of the night to Mexico. Matt also discovers the complicated ring of espionage and the thriving communism underground of the early 1900¿s involving Maxim Lieber, Alger Hiss, and Whittaker Chambers. Evidence is unveiled in the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings where we also get a glimpse of the events that catapulted Richard Nixon into the political limelight. At one point, Anna Lieber, is having a rather heated discussion with her husband, Maxim, about the search for truth. Lacking any religious upbringing Max had turned to communism early in life¿he¿d become a relativist rejecting any kind of truth. He told her that to accept truth, or even goodness, it would have committed him to moral and social responsibility, and yet truth seemed to be what he was continually searching for and always came up lacking. Anna¿s response, to me, quite sums up the truth regarding capitalism vs. socialism. She said to Maxim, ¿You want truth, Max? Here¿s truth. Western capitalism has created a wealthier, more numerous middle class than socialism. In every country where it exists, capitalism has spread wealth housing, food, clothing and consumer goods among more people than any other system. And with more personal freedoms intact, too. Socialism, on the other hand, has produced a dependant middle class, with its hand out.¿ Matt, a lawyer-turned-investigator, has a past full of painful circumstances which have forced him to take a good hard look at himself. Because the time-frame for Little Sister Lost is set before The China Connection, we get to know more of Matt¿s background, and the personal struggle he experiences because of his divorce, and subsequent damaged relationship with his children. His realization that what is missing in his life is a personal relationship with God, starts him on the path toward healing. All this, along with an edge-of-your seat, what¿s-going-to-happen-next story woven around a controversial and complicated piece of American history, makes for wonderful reading.