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Format:  Paperback,

342 pages

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

Publish Date: May 2007

ISBN-13: 9780307275486

ISBN-10: 0307275485

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Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz can't remember how he got to the hospital. He was found floating in the Thames with a gunshot wound in his leg and a picture of missing child Mickey Carlyle in his pocket. But Mickey's killer is already in jail. Add to this the blood stained boat found near where Ruiz was pulled from the water, and the pieces just don't add up. Now, accused of faking amnesia and under investigation, Ruiz reaches out to psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin to help him unlock his memory, clear his name, and solve this ominous puzzle. Michael Robotham is one of the finest new thriller writers working today. Marked by vivid characters and full of unexpected turns, " Lost" is a hair-raising journey of vengeance, grief, and redemption through the dark London underworld.


Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: May 2007
ISBN-13: 9780307275486
ISBN-10: 0307275485
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 342
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.62
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.28 x 0.8 x 8.0
Walmart No.: 0307275485

About the author

Biography of Robotham, Michael

Michael Robotham was born in Australia in 1960. In 1979, he moved to Sydney and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper. He spent the next fourteen years working for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. As a senior feature writer for the United Kingdom's Mail on Sunday, he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra discovered in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin's Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years.

He left journalism in 1993 to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and show business personalities to write their autobiographies. He also writes novels including The Suspect; The Drowning Man, which won the 2005 Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year; The Night Ferry; and Shatter, which won the 2008 Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year.


Review by Library Journal (2005-12-01)

In this fast-paced follow-up to his successful debut novel, Suspect, Australian writer Robotham takes his readers on a hair-raising journey through London's underworld (literally, since the London sewer system figures prominently in the story) to track the further adventures of Det. Vincent Ruiz and psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Lost begins with a bang when police find Ruiz in the Thames clinging to a buoy. He has suffered a traumatic memory loss and, with O'Loughlin's help, tries to reconstruct an investigation he apparently had been conducting independently for the past three years involving the kidnapping and putative murder of a seven-year-old girl.

A neighbor had been convicted and imprisoned for the crime, but then a new ransom demand surfaces, bringing with it the hope that the child might still be alive. The girl's divorced parents, a Russian-emigre mob boss and the daughter of a British nobleman, each bring their own complications to the situation. Just when you think you have the story figured out, Robotham takes a turn, leaving you unsure of how things will be resolved until the very last page. A former journalist, Robotham has found his true calling. Recommended for all public libraries.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/05.] - Caroline Mann, Univ. of Portland Lib., OR

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Review by Library Journal (2006-05-15)

In Suspect, Robotham's first novel, detective Vincent Ruiz arrests London psychologist Joe O'Loughlin for murder before finding the true culprit. In the Australian writer's second mystery, Vincent is the protagonist, pulled from the Thames with a bullet in his leg and no memory of what happened. Vincent, a tortured soul with a complicated personal life, slowly discovers everything centers around a little girl missing for three years, the daughter of a ruthless gangster.

Booted from the police, Vincent enlists Joe's aid, and a team of the psychologist's patients help in tracking down the facts. In recent years, writers from Britain, Ireland, and Australia have been turning out splendid hard-boiled mysteries, building on the strengths of the genre's American origins. Lost is one of the best, with surprises leading to even more unexpected twists. Ray Lonnen captures Vincent's no-nonsense personality perfectly. Highly recommended for all popular collections.

-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2005-10-01)

Last seen in Suspect, Det. Vincent Ruiz is pulled from the Thames with a bullet in his leg-and no memory in his head of why he was carrying a photograph of a kidnapped child long since thought dead.

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