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Author Verdon, John.

Title Let the devil sleep : a novel / John Verdon.

Imprint New York : Crown Pub., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    M VERDON,JOH    Available
Description 449 p. ; 25 cm.
Note [Third novel in the Dave Gurney mystery series.]
Summary 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, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto. The killings ceased, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging -- no one, that is, but Dave Gurney. Mocked even by some who'd been his supporters in previous investigations, Dave realizes that 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.
Subject Gurney, Dave (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9780307717924

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