The Lost Witness

The Lost Witness

Book - 2009
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With his novel City of Fire , Robert Ellis debuted a dynamic new character in Los Angeles detective Lena Gamble, but also captured a vivid picture of the city of Los Angeles. Readers and critics made City of Fire an instant phenomenon, as the book became a Los Angeles Times bestseller and was named a top summer read by People magazine, USA Today , and The New York Times .

Now Lena Gamble is a cop held in disgrace by department higher-ups for the explosive way the Romeo case played out, though she's still hailed as a hero by her colleagues for catching the killer. For her punishment, she hasn't handled a real murder investigation in eight months. When the chief finally tosses her a case, she's thrilled until she gets a look at the scene and realizes he's probably setting her up to be exiled once and for all: The victim is unidentified, and there are no witnesses, and no leads. Just the body, chopped into pieces and dropped in a Dumpster--gruesome enough to ensure that once again the media will be following Lena's every move.

Robert Ellis delivers another high-speed, commercial, powerful read, featuring one of the most engaging and vibrant police characters on the shelf today.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312366155
0312366159
Branch Call Number: ELL
Characteristics: viii, 339 pages ; 25 cm

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Blabbermouth
Sep 23, 2014

I enjoyed this book. It's the third one of his that I have read & if he keeps this standard I will stay with him. It's fast paced, not bogged down with useless detail that fills a gap & it keeps you awake just to read more of it. The detective isn't on her own ego trip or so badly damaged she can't function & she still knows how to be part of a team. Well done.

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vi2856
Sep 28, 2013

really enjoyed his writing
on to the next one

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novel
Jul 07, 2010

Fast paced and intriguing. You may find yourself staying up late just to finish the book. Can't wait for the next one in this series.

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