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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.

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  • KMS
  • Suffolk, VA United States
  • 02-01-17

Just too long

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."

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A VERY INTERESTING SUBJECT

Would you listen to The Dark Root again? Why?

No. The subject matter was very interesting, but the story told dragged on.

What other book might you compare The Dark Root to and why?

It might be compared to other detective or cop novels but not favorably.

Which character – as performed by Tom Taylorson – was your favorite?

Is guess it would be Joe Gunther although he wasn't much of a hero

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. There were parts that dragged on.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 03-16-17

Maybe an abridged version would be better

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.

5 of 12 people found this review helpful