The Lost Witness (Lena Gamble Series)

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9781423336983: The Lost Witness (Lena Gamble Series)

Lena Gamble is an LAPD cop held in disgrace by department higher-ups for the explosive way her last 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, powerful read, featuring one of the most engaging and vibrant police characters on the shelf today.

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“Scorching.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Los Angeles Police Detective Lena Gamble is held in disgrace by department higher-ups for the explosive way the infamous Romeo case played out, even though she’s still hailed as a hero by her colleagues for catching the killer. As punishment, she hasn’t been allowed to handle a real murder investigation since. Until finally, after eight months, the chief tosses her a case...

 “Gripping.”
Toronto Sun

But when Lena gets a look at the scene, she can’t help but wonder whether she’s being set up to be exiled once and for all: The victim is unidentified. There are no witnesses. And there are no leads. Just a 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...

“Riveting and relentless.”
Booklist (starred review)

 

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Robert Ellis began his career as a writer, producer, and director in film and TV, winning a New York Film Festival award for his documentary work with National Geographic. He is the author of two previous novels, Access to Power and The Dead Room. Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania, Ellis lived in Los Angeles for sixteen years and now spends his time between Los Angeles and Connecticut.

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