The Short Drop

The Short Drop Author Matthew Fitzsimmons
ISBN-10 1503950255
Release 2015-12-01
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A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard--then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency--disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal--Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard's security asks for Gibson's help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand. Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family--and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard's bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.



THE SHORT DROP The Gibson Vaughn Series Summarized for Busy People

THE SHORT DROP  The Gibson Vaughn Series    Summarized for Busy People Author Goldmine Reads
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Release 2017-09-04
Pages 76
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This book summary and analysis is created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Ten years ago, Suzanne Lombard, the fourteen-year-old daughter of Benjamin Lombard—formerly a senator and now the vice president and favored candidate in the upcoming presidential elections—disappeared and starred in the most controversial missing-person case in all of the country's history. Suzanne's case remains unresolved, and the nation has never stopped speculating about its mystery. This mystery is personal to Gibson Vaughn—a sensational hacker in his teens and a former marine—who had become a big brother to Suzanne. On the tenth anniversary of Suzanne's disappearance, the former chief of Benjamin Lombard's security detail approaches Gibson to take part in a private investigation now that new evidence has come to light. Still disturbed by the memories of his terrible past, Gibson grabs the opportunity to find out what had truly transpired ten years ago. His military training and technical expertise lead him to discover layers of political conspiracies around the Lombards. Gibson and his team encounter powerful figures that are willing to do anything to keep the truth buried and forgotten. With revelations that threaten Benjamin Lombard's presidential candidacy, Gibson makes his way through a web of intricate lies to uncover a decade-old secret. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!



The Short Drop

The Short Drop Author Abookaday
ISBN-10 1535285028
Release 2016-08-20
Pages 86
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Warning This is an independent addition to The Short Drop, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRODUCTION The Short Drop is a contemporary suspense thriller that covers many of the hot topics of today's headlines - technology, identify security, computer hacking, politics, and more. On one level it is an exciting mystery addressing the disappearance and likely murder of Suzanne Lombard. In the process of discovering what happened to Suzanne, the characters involved add even more layers of crime and intrigue making the situation ever more complex. SETTING The novel's events occur in three main locations, separated similarly to the book's structure. The most important events of the story in Part One take place primarily in Virginia, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas. The events in Part Two take place in Somerset, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh) and a few remote areas nearby. In Part Three, events take place in Atlanta, Georgia with some events occurring in North Carolina. While there is some deviation from this, Fitzsimmons focuses the major events of each section in these locations. STORY PLOT ANALYSIS The plot focuses on the efforts of Gibson Vaughn and a team of investigators to determine what happened when Suzanne Lombard disappeared ten years ago. As the story of their investigation unfolds, intricately connected sub-plots emerge providing the reader with a complex plot that is still easy to follow. As each layer of the plot is added, the reader is charged with keeping track of more characters, more information, and more connections. But Fitzsimmons tells the tale with clarity allowing the reader to remain engaged without losing sight of the action. The greatest tension arises from the fact that no character is quite who they seem to be and none of the characters can be completely trusted in at least some way. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved



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ISBN-10 1311176950
Release 2016
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This is a Summary of Matthew FitzSimmons' The Short DropA decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard--then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency--disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal--Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard's security asks for Gibson's help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand.Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family--and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard's bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 397 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.



The Short Drop Ein bitterer Tod

The Short Drop   Ein bitterer Tod Author Matthew FitzSimmons
ISBN-10 9783865524911
Release 2016
Pages 512
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Der Erstling von Matthew FitzSimmons wurde in den USA ein riesiger Bestseller. Vor zehn Jahren verschwand die damals 14-jährige Suzanne Lombard. Spurlos. Wurde Suzanne ermordet? Oder von einem Pädophilen gekidnappt? Hält man sie seit Jahren gefangen? Als Suzannes Vater für das Amt des US-Präsidenten kandidiert, tauchen plötzlich neue rätselhafte Hinweise auf ihren Verbleib auf. Diese Spuren kann womöglich nur ein Mensch entschlüsseln: Gibson Vaughn, der mit Suzanne aufwuchs und die für ihn wie eine kleine Schwester war. Für Vaughn, Ex-Marine, Computerfreak, arbeitslos, wird die Suche nach Suzanne zu einer gefahrvollen Reise in die Vergangenheit. Stück für Stück setzt er das Puzzle zusammen, bis die entsetzliche Wahrheit am Ende sein eigenes Leben bedroht. Falls Sie ein Fan von harten Thrillern mit tiefen Emotionen in der Art von Lee Child, Dennis Lehane oder Harlan Coben sind: Zugreifen! The Washington Post: »FitzSimmons hat einen Soziopathen geschaffen, der es in sich hat.« Crimespree Magazine: »Ein höllisches Debüt ...« Matthew FitzSimmons aus Illinois, USA, wuchs in London auf. Seine idyllische Kindheit wurde 1977 erschüttert, als er die traumatische Erfahrung machte, dass sein Vater während der Vorführung von Star Wars schnarchte und er deshalb befürchtete, adoptiert worden zu sein. Matthew schloss ein Studium der Psychologie ab, obwohl seine ganze Leidenschaft dem Theater galt. Nach einigen Jahren in New York zog es ihn nach China. Dort schrieb er seinen ersten Roman (über den besser geschwiegen wird). Jetzt lebt er in Washington, D. C., und lehrt an einer privaten High School englische Literatur und Theater.



Haunted Monticello Florida

Haunted Monticello  Florida Author Betty Davis
ISBN-10 9781625841551
Release 2011-05-20
Pages 112
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Monticello might sometimes seem like a quiet Florida panhandle town, but its history tells of a ghostly past stretching back to the early nineteenth century. Discover the stories behind the old blacksmith's forge on Jefferson Street--where the chilling sounds of metal striking metal still ring out across the town-- and the Hanging Tree, forever haunted by the ghosts of executed outlaws and lost Confederate soldiers. The Monticello Historical district contains over forty buildings dating back to the nineteenth century, and it is said that one out of every three buildings are haunted. Join local haunted tour guide Betty Davis and Big Bend Ghost Trackers as they reveal the amazing history of Monticello's spookiest spots.



Complete Linebacking 2E

Complete Linebacking  2E Author Tepper, Lou
ISBN-10 9781450466455
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 280
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Complete Linebacking is the most comprehensive instructional resource for anyone playing or coaching the position. From skills and drills to game preparation and strategy, the book instructs linebackers and coaches on defending today’s high-speed offensive systems and ensuring proper positioning on any given play.



Softball

Softball Author Diane L. Potter
ISBN-10 0736059539
Release 2007
Pages 211
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Improve your play at the plate, on the base paths, and in the field by mastering the essentials of the game. Softball: Steps to Successoffers a comprehensive, progressive approach that combines in-depth instruction, crisp illustrations, and 127 drills. Any player can become fundamentally sound and be ready to take the field. You'll find detailed instruction on every individual skill necessary for success in the game: catching, throwing, fielding, pitching, hitting, and baserunning. This updated edition also includes these features: -Responsibilities of each position on the field and every batter in the lineup -Offensive and defensive tactics for specific game situations -Emphasis on the short game, covering five types of bunts and the running slap hit -An expanded section on pitching that includes seven types of pitches for modified-pitch, slow-pitch, and fastpitch games -Skill-development drills with assessment scoring systems to gauge progress along the way Hits, runs, putouts, and double plays are at your fingertips. With Softball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success Series that has sold more than 1.5 million copies, your performance on the diamond will shine.



Newton s London Journal of Arts and Sciences

Newton s London Journal of Arts and Sciences Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:A0001523653
Release 1858
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Newton s London Journal of Arts and Sciences has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Newton s London Journal of Arts and Sciences also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Newton s London Journal of Arts and Sciences book for free.



Solomon s Noose

Solomon s Noose Author Steve Harris
ISBN-10 9781922129833
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 336
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The story of a young convict, Solomon Blay, who became Her Majesty's hangman in Van Diemen's Land; the man who personally had to deliver an Empire's judgment on 200 men and women, and endured his own noose of personal demons and demonisation in order to "survive"; all in the context of the great struggles of good-evil, life-death, hope-despair, which drew the attention of Darwin, Twain, Trollope and Dickens as Van Diemen's Land evolved from a Hades of Evil to sow the seeds of nationhood. The book paints a vivid picture of the society and poverty from which Blay's character was forged in England and the desperate, brutal nature of being a convict in Van Diemen's Land. Solomon's Noose is an important book in exposing the dark 'underbelly' in the formation of modern Australia. From the furthest corner of that foreign country, the past, comes the haunting story of the convict who became the British Empire's youngest executioner. Beware the shock of the true. - Andrew Rule, award-winning journalist and author. Impressive research and a story that challenges the imagination - except that it's true. A prisoner elects to become a hangman - to improve his lot in life. All this set against the Gothic world of Van Diemen's Land in the time of convicts, bushrangers and rough justice. - Les Carlyon, bestselling author of Gallipoli and The Great War.



Modern Polarographic Methods in Analytical Chemistry

Modern Polarographic Methods in Analytical Chemistry Author A. M. Bond
ISBN-10 0824768493
Release 1980-03-01
Pages 536
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Modern Polarographic Methods in Analytical Chemistry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Modern Polarographic Methods in Analytical Chemistry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Modern Polarographic Methods in Analytical Chemistry book for free.



Begin The Madness The Straitjacket Blues Trilogy

Begin The Madness  The Straitjacket Blues Trilogy Author Dave Franklin
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From emotional vampires to insane killers and religious ecstasy to suicide, Dave Franklin cordially invites you on a journey into the darkest corners of the human heart. This anthology gathers together horror and dark fantasy stories from the Straitjacket Blues series, including the full-length novel, The Goodreads Killer. It contains strong adult content and is not for the easily offended. Length: 174,000 words.



The History of Newgate Prison

The History of Newgate Prison Author Caroline Jowett
ISBN-10 9781473876439
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 128
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As the place where prisoners, male and female, awaited trial, execution or transportation Newgate was Britain’s most feared gaol for over 700 years. It probably best known today from the novels of Charles Dickens including Barnaby Rudge and Great Expectations. But there is much is more to Newgate than nineteenth century notoriety. In the seventeenth century it saw the exploits of legendary escaper and thief Jack Sheppard. Author Daniel Defoe who was imprisoned there for seditious libel, playwright Ben Jonson for murder, the Captain Kidd for piracy were among its most famous inmates. This book takes you from the gaol’s 12th century beginnings to its final closure in 1904 and looks at daily life, developments in the treatment of prisoners from the use of torture to penal reform as well as major events in its history.



Poisonfeather

Poisonfeather Author Matthew Fitzsimmons
ISBN-10 1503934276
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 370
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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. "



Prison Escapes

Prison Escapes Author Jack Chatham
ISBN-10 9781496980441
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 144
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A collection of fourteen true accounts of daring prison escapes. These include Philip Dixon, who walked seminaked from Portsmouth to Wales after escaping from a prison hulk and John Gasken and Fred Amey, who used a ladder to climb over Dartmoor’s Wall whilst part of a supervised work party.



The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

The London  Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science Author
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101013548613
Release 1866
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The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science book for free.



Lake District High Level and Fell Walks

Lake District  High Level and Fell Walks Author Vivienne Crow
ISBN-10 9781783621651
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 208
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This guidebook collects the best 30 high fell walks in the Lake District. Every route is graded for difficulty and ranges between 7-23km, and includes annotated OS maps and variant routes. The walks are divided into 6 sections according to where walkers can start: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater. The walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England's most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes, the walks in this guide comprise all the best high-level fell walks to be had in England's largest, and beloved National Park. Covering both rocky terrain and grassy hills, with occasional boggy ground, most of the paths are relatively easy-to-follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills when the clouds roll in. The guidebook also includes information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.