A Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Gibson Vaughn, hero of the bestselling novel The Short Drop, returns in a smoldering thriller.
When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison.
Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn’s life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick’s victims’ money.
But Gibson isn’t the only one on the trail of the hidden fortune.
The promise of billions has drawn a horde of ruthless treasure hunters, including an edgy ex-con, a female bartender with a mysterious history, a Chinese spy with a passion for fly-fishing, and a veritable army of hardened mercenaries. To stay ahead of the sharks and win justice for his mentor, Gibson will need all his formidable skills. But at the end of the road, he’ll still have to face “Poisonfeather”—a geopolitical secret that just might get Gibson killed…or worse.
About the Author
Matthew FitzSimmons was born in Illinois and grew up in London. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for more than a decade. Poisonfeather is his second novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book will keep you turning pages! This book is the second book by Matthew FitzSimmons and it is a GREAT read. The plot and characters are very well developed. There are some references to his first book, The Short Drop, but this can be read as a standalone. There were a lot of times that I found myself saying "I didn't see that coming". The book is full of mystery, drama, and even a few laughs. Gibson Vaughn is my new favorite book character. He is an unsung hero whose life if full of adventure and intrigue. I highly recommend this book. I received the third book by the author as a Goodreads Giveaway. I wanted to read the first two books before I started "The Cold Harbor". I am starting that one now!