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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Archer Mayor Narrator: Christopher Graybil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joe Gunther Mysteries Release Date:
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Joe Gunther, a longtime Vermont cop and now the head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation gets the call that every law enforcement person hates and every friend and family member of a policeman fears—a cop has been shot and killed. A deputy sheriff was shot to death during a routine traffic stop on a dark country road. From what can been seen on the cruiser’s tape recorder of the killers, it is believed that they were a couple of Boston-based drug runners who had been stopped by the deputy on their way from Canada down to Boston. 

Which is what brings Gunther and his team to the investigation—an attempt to shut down the major drug running operation. Especially that of one Alan Budney, disaffected son of a lobsterman, now a drug kingpin, who uses the closed, clannish lobster fishing community and his extended family in particular, to move drugs along the New England coast.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Archer Mayor doesn’t do quaint. He might use poetic imagery to describe the austere beauty of New England’s rugged mountains and snowbound villages, but as far as their crime content is concerned, his police procedurals are about as authentic as it gets.”

    New York Times

  • “[A] superior regional series…an unexpected final catch, one of many in the story, will leave fans feeling fully satisfied.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mayor’s nineteenth crime novel offers an interesting tale with a suspenseful denouement.”

    Library Journal

  • “Elegant, even lyrical prose...a new Joe Gunther is always good news.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patrick | 2/20/2014

    " This series has pretty much jumped the shark. Readable, certainly, and of more than marginal interest to me since I am working on a news story about drugs in New England, but not exactly a barn-burning read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bob | 2/5/2014

    " Good story, taking place in coastal Maine, largely. The ending was not entirely satisfactory, but does reflect reality, rather than having everything tied up in a neat package. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 1/23/2014

    " This time a deputy is shot on Route 7 south of Vergennes and the search takes Joe to the coast of Maine in hopes of finding the suspect who is involved in a drug ring. There is an interesting twist at the end. The story is light reading and there were a number of characters that I had to continually remind myself who they were. I particularly like Mayor's stories because I can get a real feel for the place as he names actual locations and captures the essence of the communities. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jane | 1/19/2014

    " Too much running around in circles. "

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