A brutal home invasion shocks Brattleboro's small Asian community, but no one is talking. Undeterred, Joe Gunther digs deeper and discovers a cross-border smuggling route carrying drugs, contraband, and illegal aliens into and out of Canada. Operating below the radar for years, competition between underworld rivals is bringing it into the light with deadly consequences.
International jurisdiction is a complicated matter, and in the pursuit of justice, Gunther will have to collaborate with the FBI, the Border Patrol, and the Mounties.
©2013 Archer Mayor (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I gave The Dark Root two tries and eventually passed the midway point before giving up. The story just develops too slowly allowing boredom to take over. The story is mildly interesting, but is not worth the time it takes to listen to it.
I wanted to love Dark Root as I have the previous books. However, much like Asian crime, this book was so long and convoluted that I lost will to live. I only finished listening with half an ear. Taylorson's narration is excellent, but he seemed to know he was droning on. The only upside was that Gail has gone to law school, and I didn't have to listen to her "insights."
No. The subject matter was very interesting, but the story told dragged on.
It might be compared to other detective or cop novels but not favorably.
Is guess it would be Joe Gunther although he wasn't much of a hero
No. There were parts that dragged on.
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