ATLANTA, Ga. –-(Ammoland.com)- “In a matter of seconds, Leotis Wilson murders his entire family and speeds away in his pickup. His only witness is homicide detective Jessie Sands, who arrives on the scene just before he commits the crime.
As Jessie tails Leotis to a bridge, she watches him toss his shotgun into the river and then points her .38 at him. But Leotis refuses to give up easily. In the ensuing struggle, Jessie shoots him, unintentionally drops her gun, and watches helplessly as it falls into the water below.
When Internal Affairs is called to investigate the officer-involved shooting, Jessie knows she may be in trouble, even though she acted in self-defense. She has no idea how bad that trouble will be-soon her lost weapon is used to kill a prominent attorney.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Detective Bud Prior is investigating a complex case involving greed, murder, and temptation. As Jessie works to solve her own high-profile murder investigation, she is inexorably drawn into the evil web Bud has just uncovered involving a bad cop.
As the two detectives attempt to bring their nemesis to justice, neither is prepared for what is about to happen next. In this riveting murder mystery, two detectives must sacrifice everything in order to take down a crime ring fueled by a cold-hearted, determined villain.”
Any investigator will tell you: it’s not like you see on CSI: Miami. DNA results don’t magically appear after typing a few keystrokes. Investigations take time. And, they take skill.
Wix Simon’s A Lost Gun is a unique detective drama that focuses on an inexperienced female detective who loses her gun in a shootout, which later turns up as the weapon used to kill a prominent attorney.
“A lot of people write good crime novels,” says Simon. “But, my characters are realistic. They’re flawed, but trying to do the right thing. Brave, but doubting themselves.”
Simon’s experience as a toxicologist and with forensic DNA testing gives the book an authentic and realistic feel. His novels combine well-crafted writing, knowledge of criminal procedures and a look into the human heart that reveals both good and evil.
“Evil is present is the world and in all of us and it takes work to root it out,” Simon says. “Why should people like Joseph Kony exist? Part of my motivation for writing the book was to explore the mind of someone evil enough to destroy the lives of children.”
In this riveting murder mystery, two detectives must sacrifice everything in order to take down a crime ring fueled by a cold-hearted, determined villain.
A Lost Gun
“Beaucoup drama in a dead-on noir.” – Kirkus Book Reviews http://www.wixsimon.com
By Wix Simon
Hardcover 6×9, retail price: $25.95
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About the author
Wix Simon worked for the Environmental Protection Agency for many years and is now a consultant. His scientific training provides him the basis for understanding modern police work, which is heavily rooted in science and technology. Wix learned about police work from Mickey Lloyd, the lead investigator for the APD in the Atlanta Child Murders that occurred between 1979 and 1981. He is the author of the novel A Toxic Assault; he also plays the fiddle and enjoys black-and-white photography.