Gibson Vaughn

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,799 ratings

The Short Drop Publisher's Summary

The bestseller with over half a million fans that People magazine called a "live-wire debut."

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.

©2015 Matthew FitzSimmons (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Short Drop

    • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,498
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,486

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hidden gem hiding among all the generic crap

    • By Justin Messer on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    Sale price: $5.95

  • Book 2

    • Poisonfeather

    • The Gibson Vaughn Series, Book 2
    • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 904

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cliffhanger

    • By Gayle on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Cold Harbor

    • Gibson Vaughn, Book 3
    • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    After a period of brutal isolation in a CIA black-site prison, former Marine and gifted hacker Gibson Vaughn is free - but with no idea where he was or how much time he's lost. Struggling to maintain his grip on reality, he races to return to the life he left behind. Angry and disoriented, his thoughts turn to vengeance and the man responsible for his rendition. But Gibson's drive for retribution and the ghosts of his violent past plunge him back into a world he wants only to escape.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Huge disappointment- Confusing

    • By Charles Atkinson on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • Debris Line

    • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Lying low on the sun-kissed coast of Portugal is a far cry from twenty-four-hour lockdown in a CIA black-site prison. But even in paradise, Gibson Vaughn is a long way from being home free. With the feds hot on his heels, he and his crew of fellow fugitives know they can’t hide in a sunny beach town forever. And before they go on the run again, their generous host - a wealthy drug smuggler - expects to be paid for his hospitality. And paid double. His price? A nearly impossible operation that Gibson and his gang must pull off to retrieve a king’s ransom in hijacked narcotics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent continuation!!

    • By L. Talan on 11-19-18

    Regular price: $24.99