First Drop

First Drop

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It should have been an easy introduction to Charlie Fox's new career as a bodyguard, working for the close protection agency run by her ex-lover, Sean Meyer. All Charlie has to do is babysit Trey Pelzner, the 15-year-old son of a rich computer programmer in Fort Lauderdale. The last thing anyone expected was a determined attempt to snatch the boy, or that Trey's father and their entire security team - including Sean - would disappear off the face of the earth at the same time. Now somebody out there is after Trey and evading them will take all the skill and courage Charlie more

Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753189577
  • 9780753189573

Review quote

Barry Award Nominee for Best British Crime Novel 2004 "Ever wished that some of the tough guys were tough women? Well, check out Zoe Sharp's Charlie Fox--she's the real deal. Highly recommended."- Lee Child, author of "Running Blind" "Charlie Fox is something entirely new in crime fiction, a genuine female action hero--with passport. Fans of Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield series are sure to relish Charlie Fox, a true Brit with true grit. Zoe Sharp's original voice, breakneck pacing and crisp prose make for one riveting thriller. Charlie Fox is here to stay. Read "First Drop," and then tell me if I'm wrong!"- Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of "In the Bleak Midwinter" "Zoe Sharp writes with a casual freshness that makes it all seem easy: her fully-fleshed characters, her closely observed settings, her satisfying plot. American readers will be glad for the chance to get to know her."- SJ Rozan, author of "Absent Friends" "Zoe Sharp is one of the brightest of the new generation of British crime writers, and Charlie Fox is a memorable creation--a welcome addition to the ranks of strong female characters who have turned crime fiction on its head."- Stephen Booth, author of "Dancing with the Virgins" "Zoe Sharp's highly original Charlie Fox is the perfect ass-kicking antidote to all those waiting-to-be-rescued female characters. Sharp's hugely enjoyable, tightly woven thriller proves that it's not just the boys who can write fast-paced action. Read this book in bed and you're guaranteed some sleepless nights."- Kelly Lange, author of the Maxi Poole mystery series "I feel like I'm reading a Lee Child thriller. I like everything about this book . . . Excellent--four stars."- George Easter, "Deadly Pleasures" magazine "The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romshow more

About Zoe Sharp

Zoe Sharp spent most of her childhood living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. She opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel when she was fifteen. She went through a variety of jobs in her teenage years before becoming a freelance photojournalist in 1988. Zoe lives with her husband in Cumbria, more

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"As hair-raising as a roller-coaster ride, "First Drop" skyrockets Zo Sharp to the top of that exclusive list of suspense writers who are going places fast." "Sharp's aim is dead-on--STUNNING."--"Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)After a tour of duty in the British Army, twenty-six year old Charlie Fox has excellent marksmanship and a sixth sense for danger. She also has an ex-lover, Sean, who runs a protection agency and makes her a business offer she can't refuse: To go to the United States and look after the teenage son of a high-profile computer whiz. "Today's best action heroine."--Lee Child The assignment should have been a cakewalk. But that was before Charlie and her charge, Trey, visit a Florida amusement park and encounter armed kidnappers who are dead-set on getting their way--and taking Trey with them. "Intense . . . a nail-biting chase."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"The last thing anyone expected was a determined attempt on Trey's life. But soon Charlie discovers that not only has Trey's father gone missing, Sean and his entire bodyguard team have fallen off the map as well. Now it's up to Charlie--alone in an unknown territory, with no one she can trust--to protect Trey, and herself, against all imaginable odds .before the enemy strikes again. "" "THE MUST-READ HEROINE OF MYSTERY."--KEN BRUENshow more

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780 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 33% (259)
4 40% (310)
3 22% (171)
2 5% (36)
1 1% (4)
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