The Short Drop

The Short Drop

by Matthew FitzSimmons


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ISBN-13: 9781503950252
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 388
Sales rank: 347,340
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Matthew FitzSimmons was born in Illinois and grew up in London, England. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for over a decade. The Short Drop is his first novel.

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The Short Drop 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cts827 More than 1 year ago
Mystery, suspense, page-turning thriller, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found it hard to put down. The plot and the characters were well developed. I thought that Gibson Vaughn was realistic and a hero. He has had an up and down past that makes him likeable and I found myself rooting for him. I highly recommend this book and author. I won a copy of Matthew FitzSimmons' Gibson Vaughn #3 on Goodreads and I wanted to read the beginning of the series and I was not disappointed. I am looking forward to reading #2 and then #3!!!!
Drewano More than 1 year ago
“The Short Drop” pulled me in and wouldn’t let go. Normally I like books with a bit more action but this story kept me interesting and wondering what would happen next. It’s well written and well plotted out making it compelling read. The characters are interesting, complex and engaging. The only thing that kept this from being a full 5 start story is that it’s a bit predictable, not in the traditional sense but if you’re paying attention (and a little skeptical when it comes to politicians) you can see where it’s going. I hope we see some more in this series!
Protozoan More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the best books I've read in a long time! I loved it! It was really well written, thank goodness :-) There are plenty of books that can have great story lines but the writing in this book was superb. The details of the characters and thoughts were vivid and well thought out. There are many characters and they all stand out in their own way. The thrill and suspense was immediately captivating. It was hard to put the book down! The twists and turns in the story came out of no where, there wasn't a point in time where I knew exactly what was going to happen next, it was always a surprise. I would highly recommend this story to anyone that wants to read a suspenseful mystery thriller, you won't be disappointed!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
THE SHORT DROP is the first installment in first time author Matthew Fitzsimmons’ GIBSON VAUGHN crime thriller. Told from several third person points of view THE SHORT DROP follows hacker and former marine Gibson Vaughn as he is tasked to uncover the identity of an internet hacker known as WR8TH , a person who claims to know something about the ten year old mystery surrounding the disappearance of Gibson’s best friend Suzanne Lombard-a then fifteen year old girl who got caught up in her father’s bid for political office. What ensues is a story of suspense, mystery, secrets and lies that focus on the missing young woman, and the people who are desperately trying to keep hidden the truth about what happened years before. First time author Matthew Fitzsimmons introductory novel is a magnificent work of literary fiction; a thriller that will keep you guessing as to the real nature of Suzanne’s tragic life; and the people who will do anything to hide what goes on behind closed doors and backroom meetings. The tension is palpable; the corruption runs deep; the conspiracies are varied and not far from the truth. The political players a world of the powerful elite may have met their match when Gibson Vaughn goes in search of the truth-a truth he may not want to hear. Congratulations Matthew Fitzsimmons- I have no doubt you will go far with your chosen career. THE SHORT DROP is a phenomenal debut; a brilliant story line; with gripping characters, and intoxicating twists and turns.