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Publisher's Summary

The body was positioned so that the train would neatly obliterate its head and hands. Dressed in a homeless man's clothes with empty pockets, it might easily be passed off as an unfortunate John Doe. But Joe Gunther has a knack for knowing when things don't quite add up, and the math in this case is all kinds of wrong. 

A toxic waste dumping scheme, a stabbing, and a whole lot of state politics quickly complicate matters further. If Occam's razor were applied to Gunther's caseload, how many incisions would it make?

©2018 Archer Mayor (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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VBI is invented

I really enjoyed this audiobook, I always love the Joe Gunther series but this one was really a whole new level. It showed Gail she really isn’t great as a prosecutor or looking at it from her point of view maybe the way a prosecutor works should change. I agree with her after listening to her explanation 100%. This book shows you how dirty politics can really be and after about chapter 23 I thought they had everything figured out and was wondering what the rest of the book was going to entail, I thought it was just going to be a bunch of filler material and boy was I wrong. This seems to be the beginning of the end for the Joe and Gail relationship. Sammy finally gets a boyfriend until she realizes he knew the criminals they were chasing too well and he lied to her, she is young and broken-hearted but I hope she finds real love in this series somewhere. Willy gets really upset when she has her boyfriend and goes to far to investigate him, there may be a crush there that is coming out more and more as this series goes along. Once again I will say you should start at book one and go through the whole series it is well worth it.

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Boring

This is a great book if you want to go to sleep! It’s long enough to keep you asleep too.

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Bored to Death

Just boring! Moved so slowly, I wanted it to end. Could have wrapped the whole thing up in an hour. Pretty good narration though

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good book amazing narrator

although the story has a fairly anticlimactic feel to it especially at the end there, I will say that the narrator who read the book did an amazing job. well-defined characters

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the best in the series

more policing, politics and psychology makes this a much more compelling narrative than gothic settings, chases and broken radios. Archer is too good a writer to bury his talents in hackneyed plot devices. so this book is really good as a novel.

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A bit boreing

I think there is effort here. I also wonder if every book coming out now is going to be full of politics and their idea of what should and shouldn't be. I really prefer that stuff is kept to themselves and since I notice it immediately, it ruins the story for me.
But..the story is of finding the murderer and it drags some here and there however, it is written well.

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One of best in Series so far

If you are this far along in the Joe Gunther series than chances are you are a fan (just good easy reading when you want to escape and like this genre). Some Joe Gunther stories/books are better than others. Archer Mayor is at the top if his game with the writing of Occam's Razor. I like that the way characters develop and grow and though you can read the writing on the wall about the future of some, it is still a great ride. Had two other books lined up to read, but went to next in series Marble Mask because I couldn't wait to see find out what is next in store for Joe and gang.

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Some great twists and turns

Loving this series and the reader - nice sequence of stories - exciting and interesting- great team of characters

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Pretty standard police procedural

Begins with a grizzly, apparent murder, then proceeds to an investigation fraught with Vermont state politics and relationship issues. No real surprises here. The main attraction for me was the reader -- Tom Taylorson -- who gave the main character, Joe Gunther, a gravelly baritone that was pleasant to listen to, but could move fluidly to a sharp tenor for other characters, and various gradations in between. A real cast of characters. I had to double check that there weren't other readers pitching in. Worth a listen.

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Joe’s back

An interesting political twist to the Joe Gunther saga. The story meanders a bit but is very engaging—recommend.

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When you’re on book ten there really isn’t much to say that’s different. Although I found this meandered too much. It went into the structure of policing and politics too much with information which may or may not be factual but I felt it was unnecessary, perhaps Occam’s Razor should have been applied in the editing stage! Gale, although talented and ambitious I think is written in one dimension which is odd because Sammy, whose part is generally smaller, is a much more rounded character.