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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (691 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Verdon Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Gurney Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781611209020
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The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement.

As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd. Mocked even by some who’d been his supporters, Dave realizes the killer is too clever to ever be found. The only gambit that may make sense is also the most dangerous—to make himself a target and get the killer to come to him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon’s tricky whodunits.”

    New York Times

  • “A masterful bit of writing that builds to a surprising and satisfying climax. The tension and enigmatic situations created en route to the conclusion make this book a definite nail-biter.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “The tension is palpable on virtually every page of a story that perfectly balances the protagonist’s complex inner life with an elaborately constructed puzzle.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Griffith | 2/20/2014

    " There is so much meat to Verdon's books and his latest is no exception. Excellent police procedural. I will be sad to leave it behind when I finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria Jesus | 2/11/2014

    " Me ha costado mucho terminarlo,Ni la historia ni los personajes enganchan,es mas flojo que la primera novela, le falta ritmo, y resulta bastante pesada, en fin yo esperaba mas del autor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Skiles | 2/10/2014

    " I really wish I could give this book 4.5 stars. I really liked it. I enjoyed the other 2 books in the series, and this one did not disappoint. If you like a good mystery, I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorie | 2/8/2014

    " I always enjoy the mental gymnastics that come with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mickey Hoffman | 2/8/2014

    " His best so far. There's still the irritating relationship between the MC and his wife, but the plot is so interesting it had my brain spinning in circles trying to figure things out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/7/2014

    " Great book! This one really showed Dave's personality more than the other two. Dave wasn't his usual self and John pulled it off perfectly. I cant wait for number 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Justiniano | 1/26/2014

    " Excellent story. I love when I can't predict the ending of a book and this book kept me guessing right up til the end. I've really enjoyed all three of John Verdon's wonderful novels and greatly await the publishing of his next one...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/16/2014

    " Great book. His best book to date. His characters are so interesting and the plot is fantastic. I would reccommend this book to everybody. Although it would be best to start at the beginning of the series with "Think of a Number". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hoffman Brauman | 1/15/2014

    " Creepy serial killer -- with some good twists. The author throws clues in for a couple of different potential scenarios, so you aren't ever quite sure how it will all turn out until he wraps it up in the final chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy Mardesen | 1/1/2014

    " John verdon has a way to keep you hanging on till the very end. good find and will be looking forward to his other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 gaudeo | 12/24/2013

    " I'm a true fan of John Verdon! The first two books of this series are hard to match, but Verdon pulls it off with this one. He's mastered not only a fascinating plot but believable, sympathetic characters. Can't wait for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Abrams Lehn | 12/2/2013

    " This is the third book in the series, and by far the best. The characters and setting remain wonderful and this story is much more engaging than the first two. I am very much looking forward to the next release! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria Mcvicker | 10/24/2013

    " This is his third and once again, he didn't disappoint! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 4/1/2013

    " Seemed a little slow at times, but I was glad to see the relationship with his son developing in this third Dave Gurney book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dick | 3/17/2013

    " Another John Verdon nail biter. This guy can really write. I can't wait for his next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/29/2012

    " I liked this book better than the second book, but still not as well as I liked Think of a Number. However, it got steadily better as the story progressed. John Vernon is a very good writer, better than most mystery/thriller writers, and I read a lot of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Gorman | 10/4/2012

    " Wow. 175 or so slow pages and then another 275 rocking to the end. Dave Gurney is a great protagonist but I doubt he will be seen again. Marilyn Stasio had this one right. A little long but a good read and mostly real solid fun. A couple of truly wonderful side characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 8/21/2012

    " A little disappointed with the ending! So much suspense left me deflated by the end. "

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About the Author
Author John Verdon

John Verdon is the author of the Dave Gurney series of thrillers, international bestsellers published in more than two dozen languages. Before becoming a crime fiction writer, he had two previous careers as an advertising creative director and a custom furniture maker.

About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and seven-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, winning in 2011 and 2013. He is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects and has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.