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by Robert Ellis

  • ISBN: 023001643X
  • Author: Robert Ellis
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur (2009)
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The Lost Witness book. In this story, Lena Gamble, . With "The Lost Witness," Robert Ellis has been compared to Michael Connelly, and I believe that the comparison is correct. detective is given a case of a dismembered body found in a dumpster. Lena is disliked by her superiors because of a previous case where a police officer was involved. The result was that for the last six months, When someone has ascended to the top of a profession, others are compared to them, some deservidly, some not.

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Lena Gamble poured herself a fresh cup of coffee and walked it around the counter to the table in the living room. As she sat down, she took a first sip through the steam and gazed out the window at the city

Lena Gamble poured herself a fresh cup of coffee and walked it around the counter to the table in the living room. As she sat down, she took a first sip through the steam and gazed out the window at the city. It was two o’clock in the afternoon. It was one of the few words that had no meaning for her. No definition or purpose. Lena realized that the reason she was probably thinking about all this was because last night had been the first night she hadn’t slept in the upstairs guestroom since she closed the Romeo murder case and solved her brother’s homicide. It had taken an entire bottle of wine to block out the memories and knock her down.

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

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. The Lost Witness - Robert Ellis.

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.

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I’m glad, because I’m a fan of Detective Gamble. Lena didn’t really follow politics, but had read enough to know that West was one of the good guys. West turned away from the chief and gazed at Lena. His eyes were clear and easy and filled with a certain wisdom. When Denny Ramira pointed you out, he said, I couldn’t believe that you were here. The senator obviously had overheard the chief and his adjutant giving her the goods.

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Authors: Robert Ellis. The woman who cast spells. Lena switched on the lights and glanced at her telephone mounted over the counter between the living room and kitchen. He was telling her what he’d already told her in the car this afternoon, that he would be driving up to Oxnard tomorrow night to spend time with his sister. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Comments (7)

SoSok
I've read all of Ellis's stuff and I like him. A good smart sharp author when he doesn't get too cute. He can make the plot so complex and layered that the protagonist takes a back seat to his story lines. He can over cook the stew.
When reading his Hollywood background I almost passed thinking the books would be full of the usual preaching that goes on from the Hollywood crew. Like the irony of they stand against gun violence and people owning firearms while they make millions putting almost nothing but gun violence on the screen. Out of all his books this one has a little whiff of that. He has a couple sentence war rant and of course the obligatory crazed violent veteran cliche. Ellis also manages to combine the BIG PHarm and overpaid executive political rants into the plot line. Good book but that kind of stuff is boring. I particularly am put off by authors who put veterans in the role of crazed killers.
I have a new theme for Ellis's next book. Something he should be very familiar with, overpaid hack entertainment executives. Is there not irony in the populist rantings of the Hollywood elite concerning how much executives make vs the common man, but they never seem to criticize their own industry where in producers, directors, writers and actors make obscene amounts of money producing violent brain dead theater and television viewing. That just never shows up on their radar. No one wants to tip over the rice bowl. For example Stars who make environmentalism their clause owning private islands to which they fly in private planes burning tons of jet fuel...Leonardo. Maybe the next book should be about a hypocritical Hollywood executives who produces viewing garbage and charge the common guy nine bucks to view it. Hey, Mercedes don't come cheap so you average folk had better fork out that hundred dollars to take your spouse and kids to the theater and buy them some popcorn and a drink.
Come on Ellis. You are a bright guy, you can do better.

Yeah, I know, I'm whining but if the next books are about "Big Oil" I'm off the Ellis books.
Eigonn
I have enjoyed both books in this series and I'm half way through number 3 now. My only concern is that each book centers around the bad cops and D.A's that always have it in for Lena. I get it...LAPD is large and there were a few years they had some serious issues with bad cops...but seriously...every book? I also wish Lena had a bit more backbone....she's somewhat weak when verbally confronted by fellow officers that are not her superiors. I know there are times the "soft" approach is the better choice, but so is a strong presence when your equals are attacking you...sometimes it's difficult to respect her. I worked in and with LE for many years...I don't personally know any female officers that would remain silent. Silence is often perceived as "permission".

The stories, however, are engaging and suspenseful. The story moves at a perfect pace...at least for me...it doesn't speed through or lag either. More often than not, I'm able to figure out who the bad guy is and what the ending result will be...not so much with these books. I am hopeful there will be continuing books in this series.
Kupidon
Better than book one. Part of the theme was the same about bucking headquarters. Much different outcome however. A good solid again with the author playing fast and loose with our(readers) minds. Twists, turns, loops, backwards, sideways and a few other directions by the author lead to an extremely good read. The lengths o f books 1&2 are extremely good as I prefer longer books. It is my belief that the author puts more work into the story and I get my money's worth! In both cases I did. However I wish they were less money as my budget has decreased in retirement. Buy this book from Amazon as it is a superb read.
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Dodo
This is a very good series featuring a female LA detective. The plot is interesting and the writing very good, pretty much the whole package. Others have covered the story line and repetition is not necessarily a virtue. Suffice it to say that if you like well-written mysteries with story lines that are believable and don't require over-wrought "action" you'll probably want to follow Lena Gamble. The fact that this is a series is a plus.
Bladecliff
L.A. Is L.A., and crime stories by different writers are bound to cover some of the same territory. Ellis seems to be paying tribute to both Michael Connelly with small references to things like the tunnels in Vietnam, and Karin Slaughter, choosing the somewhat unusual name, Lena, for his main character. But that's where any similarities begin and end. Ellis is Ellis. He develops a complex set of characters and situations, full of twists and turns, one or two a little hard to believe ( the desert scene ), but otherwise a real page-turner and a very satisfying read. I loved the first in the Lena series, and now I'm going for the third.
Rrinel
I really, really like Robert Ellis's writing and this character. I hope the series goes to more than the three I have read. The twists in this one kept me wanting to not put it down but, on the other hand, I hated to keep reading because I knew it was "running out"!!! It is good. Lena is an excellent detective. Sort of came with some unknown enemies but that makes it more interesting.
Berkohi
I just finished books 1 and 2 of the series and as soon as I'm done with this review I'll buy the third. Ellis keeps the action and suspense in overdrive from start to finish with an intelligent plot and interesting characters. He knows how to write women, Lena is believable.
The plots are too convoluted but this book is less predictable than the first. Too many corrupt cops in these books, though.

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