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
Characteristics: viii, 339 pages ; 25 cm


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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.

Sep 28, 2013

really enjoyed his writing
on to the next one

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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