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News travels fast in the small state of Vermont. In this tight-knit society, police officers and investigators proudly maintain a kinship that transcends the boundaries of their jurisdictions. When an unidentified body is found in the peaceful town of Brattleboro, local police and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation both appear at the scene. 

But before investigator Joe Gunther can begin to gather evidence of murder, a family emergency sends him to his hometown, where the lives of his mother and brother have suddenly been threatened. Gunther reaches out to a network of police officers who know him only by name and reputation as he attempts to discover the source of this imminent danger.

Meanwhile, his investigative team chases an elusive murderer who has no apparent ties to the victim. In a state that is more like a neighborhood community, secrets are difficult to keep, and it's sometimes impossible to know who can be trusted. To save those he holds closest to his heart, Gunther soon finds himself opposing criminals more menacing than any he has ever encountered.

©2007, 2019 Archer Mayor (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Joe Gunter Mysteries series a favorite

Tom Taylorson is perfect as narrator author Archer Mayor’s series. Again, this one was in the Audible Plus catalogue at no cost. I thoroughly enjoyed this suspenseful thriller. A plot with subplots,mumps and downs, surprises and twisty turns make for an enjoyable listen. Highly recommended.

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Very good storytelling

This Gunther saga stays close to home, in the best way, with a tight narrative that avoids over-the-top, wide-screen cinematic villainy and implausible plot lines. The narrator does a very good job of differentiating characters and adding appropriate emotional tone.

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Progressive story line

Keep Taylorson !! Great series, love the progressive story line that rolls into each book
Would like to see a book that tells more about Ron's character, as well as the medical examiner