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  • ISBN 0316725536
  • ISBN13 978-0316725538
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Robotham
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group (May 19, 2005)
  • Pages 400
  • Formats txt mobi azw lit
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Architecture
  • Size ePub 1659 kb
  • Size Fb2 1583 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 527

Vincent Ruiz is lucky to be alive. A bullet in the leg, another through the hand, he is discovered clinging to a buoy in the River Thames, losing blood and consciousness fast. It takes six days for him to come out of his coma, and when he does, his nightmare is only just beginning. Because Vincent has no recollection of what happened, and nobody believes him. A mile away from his body, a boat was found covered in blood -- Vincent's and that of three others. Forensics say at least one of them must be dead. Vincent, a police detective, had signed his service pistol out of the station armoury, despite being on leave. Many murder suspects fake amnesia, and the investigating team are not sure this case is any different ...The only clue is a picture in his pocket, a photograph of a young girl, Mickey Carlyle, who disappeared three years ago. And though Mickey is presumed dead, Vincent has the nagging doubt that she is alive and in terrible danger ...

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with heart and soul," a fiendishly clever suspense novel about a dangerous young woman with a special ability to know when someone is lying-and the criminal psychologist who must outwit her to survive. Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. He is the pseudonymous author of ten best-selling non-fiction titles, involving prominent figures in the military, the arts, sport and science. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Michael Robotham's books. His second novel 'THE DROWNING MAN' (first published as 'LOST') won the Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year in 2005, given by the Australian Crime Writers Association. It was also shortlisted for the 2006 Barry Award for the BEST BRITISH NOVEL published in the US in 2005. Michael's subsequent novels 'THE NIGHT FERRY' and 'SHATTER' were both shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in the UK in 2007 and 2008.

Robotham Michael - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Michael Robotham is one of the finest new thriller writers working today. Книги 1-7 из 7. Bleed For Me. Жанр: Триллер. 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.

Also by Michael Robotham. Courage lost, all lost. For my mother and father. Wealth lost, something lost; Honor lost, much lost; Courage lost, all lost. I wish to thank the usual suspects, such as my agent, Mark Lucas, and my different publishers around the world who have helped me to find the heart of Lost.

Michael Robotham (born 9 November 1960) is an Australian, internationally published, crime fiction writer. His eldest daughter is the ARIA and APRA Award winning songwriter, producer and musician Alex Hope. Michael Robotham was born in Casino, New South Wales, and went to school in Gundagai and Coffs Harbour. In February 1979 he began a journalism cadetship on the Sydney afternoon newspaper The Sun and later worked for The Sydney Morning Herald as a court reporter and police roundsman.

Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz doesn't know who wants him dead. He has no recollection of the firefight that landed him in the Thames, covered in his own blood and that of at least two other people. A photo of missing child Mickey Carlyle is found in his pocket-but Carlyle's killer is already in jail. And Ruiz is the detective who put him there. Accused of faking amnesia, Ruiz reaches out to psychologist Joe O'Loughlin to help him unearth his memory and clear his name

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I say, making the introductions. I don't know why parents must embarrass their children ling and puking and nights of broken sleep. Where is the envelope, Daj?. No, you talk to me first. You're going to take it and run away-just like last time. She turns to a group of elderly residents. This is my son, Yanko! Yes, he's the policeman. The one who never comes to see m. .I feel my cheeks redden. Daj didn't just steal a Jewish.

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Lost Электронная библиотека e-libra. Lost by Michael Robotham Dedications For my mother and fatherEpigraph Wealth lost, something lost;Honor lost, much lost;Courage lost, all lost. GERMAN ts I wish to thank the usual suspects, such as my agent, Mark Lucas, and my different publishers around the world who have helped me to find the heart of Lost Acknowledgments. I wish to thank the usual suspects, such as my agent, Mark Lucas, and my different publishers around the world who have helped me to find the heart of Lost

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This novel presented a reality test for me. Detective Ruiz is a man of at least 60 years (he told us he was on the police for 43 years) who has been in a coma for eight days due to a bullet wound in his leg where the exit wound is a large as a pie pan. And then, after his time in the coma, he begins his extremely physical escapades in the sewers of London and the muck of the Thames. Can you visualize the physical demands and the threat of infection?
But regardless, I liked the book because the writing is good, the characters are developed and the plot is well paced for most of the book.
Tying Ruiz's childhood trauma to the case he is working on brought empathy to the gruff, hardened character of Ruiz who I did enjoy.
The time in the sewers is overdone and slows the pace of the novel. But the writing is realistic because I found myself grimacing and holding my breath at the thought of a trip through those vile, disgusting tunnels under London.
Good job, Mr. Robotham. I have ordered your third book.
In this second novel in the series about Joe O’Loughlin, Robotham gives us the first twist by making DI Ruiz the narrator. It is actually Ruiz’s story with O’Loughlin as a side character.

The novel opens with Ruiz suffering from amnesia after being shot. As he recovers and slowly regains his memory, the reader discovers what happened along with him. I liked this device. It made this book a page turner and made it harder to predict where the story was going.

The only flaws are the abundance of characters that were a little difficult to keep straight, and the couple of times the author forgot Ruiz’s condition, having him do things that would have been hard for a man with a wounded leg.

This book kept me gripped and with its fast pace was an easy read. I look forward to the next in the series.

This one gets four stars.
Lost is the second book in the Joe O'Loughlin series. Written from the first person perspective of Vincent Ruiz, the Detective Inspector determined to find Joe guilty in Suspect, it commences with Ruiz clinging to a yellow buoy in the middle of the Thames, dazed, confused and shot. Admitted to hospital and placed in a coma, when Ruiz awakes, he has no memory of the events leading up to his immersion in the river or his wounds, only that it's somehow connected to a previous case of an abducted girl, a Russian criminal, a child molester and a grieving mother. With the help of his friend, psychologist, Joe O'Loughlin and a young policewoman, Alisha Barba, Ruiz has to not only piece together aspects of the old case, but recover his memories and discover who it is that's not only trying to frame him for crimes he didn't commit, but sabotage his career as well.
At first I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book as much as I have the others in the Joe O'Loughlin series. For a start, I found it hard to get used to Ruiz as the first person point of view. His tone grated and I was still smarting from his attitude in Suspect (yes, I take these characters very seriously). However, as the novel went on, I became immersed in this psychological jigsaw, how the characters both divulged and withheld information, enabling or preventing Ruiz from discovering the information he so desperately needs. I also really enjoyed seeing Joe through Ruiz's eyes, witnessing his admiration and the almost begrudging warmth he feels for a man he once tried to arrest. Gaining insight into Ruiz's past as well as the relationship he has with his mother and children, why his marriages have failed and how he perceives himself were simultaneously poignant and downright tragic.
Once more, the prose is sharp, evocative and moving. Dialogue crackles and is often laugh out loud funny and wise-arse. Ruiz's repartee is "take-no-prisoners" and yet, just as he can out-smart-alec the best of them, he's also capable of deep compassion. Likewise, in seeing Joe from another perspective, we also come to learn how his insights really do nurture and support those he offers them to and the type of reliable and ethical friend he can be. It was also nice to see Julianne through another man's eyes as well as Charlie and Emma. But it's in his fight for justice and peace of mind that Ruiz shines. Brave and loyal to a fault, there's no risk he won't take and literally no stone he'll leave unturned. As you would expect from the title, the notion of being "lost' is a theme of the novel - from losing one's memory, to a beloved, to one's place in the world - as a part of a family, position in society or career. The converse of lost is "found" and it's in the "finding" - the whys and wherefores of what is a physical, psychological and mental process - that the book draws its narrative trajectory, meaning and, ultimately, strength.
Terrific, this is a fast-paced book that gives a new and fuller picture of O'Loughlin's world from a beloved character's point of view.
I discovered Michael Robotham about two weeks ago while vacationing in Maine. I happened to stumble upon a bookstore – Mainely Murders – who specializes in crime fiction. They recommend Michael Robotham to me after I described my interests. The first book I read was Shatter and I devoured it – literally stayed up the entire night reading it. I went back to the bookstore the next day and picked-up what they had in stock and ordered the rest on Amazon.

Michael Robotham’s books do not disappoint. You will grow to love the characters as if they are your own family and share their pain with him. The plot is enthralling but it really is the character development that makes or breaks a crime novel. And Michael Robotham definitely makes it!!
I discovered the Joseph O'Loughlin series when I received a daily e-mail regarding bargain Kindle books. It was for the fourth book by Michael Robotham, Shatter. I have now gone back and read the first book, Suspect; the second book, Lost, the third book (which really isn't about Joe), The Night Freight. All were good books because this author is a fantastic writer. He has a style of writing that holds your interest throughout all of his books. While the books can stand alone, I am recommending to all my friends that they read them in order (maybe skipping The Night Ferry) because once you read one of his books, I think you may just fall in love with his style of writing, like I did. To date, there are 7 books. I have not read the sixth book, The Wreckage, yet (because it isn't about Joe either), but I have read his latest "Say You're Sorry". I truly enjoyed all six books. and am looking forward to reading more of his books in this series.