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Robotham, Michael. Lost.

ROBOTHAM, Michael. Lost. Read by Ray Lonnen, 11 cds. 12.5 hrs. Recorded Books. 2006. 1-4193-6897-4. $119.75. Vinyl; plot notes. SA

Lonnen's deep rich voice moves fluidly among male, female, high and low, posh and not so posh voices. He keeps his listeners riveted by building tension but at the same time gives them time to make the many transitions needed in a complex time-shifting tale with thoughtfully defined characters and mesmerizing plot. Found shot and near death in the icy Thames, Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz has no memory of how he got there. He keeps envisioning Mickey, a seven-year-old girl he looked for three years previously, kidnapped and believed murdered--her killer, Howard Wavell, in prison. In trying to retrieve the events with the help of a psychologist friend, he reinvestigates the original crime, the current ones, and his own childhood. It appears that after three years, there is a ransom demand and Ruiz is convinced the girl is alive. Two million in diamonds; murder, snipers, vicious attacks; a thoroughly reprehensible villain; traversing the sewers of London all compound to send Ruiz into a whirlwind of conflicting possible resolutions. Mary Purucker, Beverly Hills PL, Beverly Hills, CA

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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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