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Publisher's Summary

The harrowing call comes from the NYPD: Willy's ex-wife Mary has been found dead in her Lower East Side apartment, and Willy is asked to identify the body.

Torn from his beloved Vermont, Willy returns to the city of his hard-drinking youth with misgivings that deepen when he sees Mary's sad corpse on a gurney. Because of a fresh puncture mark in her arm, the police think she overdosed. But Willy has doubts.

Driven by loss and guilt, Willy searches deeper and deeper into his past, to a long-ago Vietnam where he was a merciless loner known as the Sniper. Soon he will answer for his old sins....and live up to his chilling nickname.

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

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Just ok

I have listened to all the Joe Gunther books in order and this one felt different. The reading had a different tone, had to check to make sure was the same narrator. This book seems clunky and the reading not nearly as fluid. Was not as easy a listen as the others. Still finished it and didn’t hate it, but not as good as previous books in this series.

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exceptional

I am entirely hooked on this author and this series. One of the major reasons for my addiction is the sublime narrator who can produce the voice of a woman the voice of a man the voice of an adult the voice of a child an unbelievable variety of sounds and voices. Extraordinary and amazing

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Little long in developing

I’ve truly loved this series - this book took a little long in developing but really picked up abou half way through.

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He's no Bosch

I never got hooked by this character or storyline. The main character is a broody damaged yet well loved guy who is mostly behaving impulsively or barely stopping himself from doing so. His actions have consequences to which he is oblivious until it's too late even though he spends a lot of time wrestling with exactly those demons from many older actions with consequencs. I was bored by this. Will some people never learn? Inot, how does he still have any friends? I couldn't see it.
The narrator was ok but just. He sometimes sounded like Michael Douglas and then not, in the same sentence. His female characters all sounded very similar, speaking rapidly. I would recommend Michale Connelly's Bosch series.

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a different kind of Joe Gunther story

Written as a story about Willie Kunkle, this text offers readers a break from Brattelboro and more in depth character development of the bristly one armed detective Willie Kunkle. I enjoyed it.

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Ok, I have listened to better and to worse. Used to more twists and turns.

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Great series!

I have really enjoyed this series. Every story is so different then the last. Great characters!

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Great book!!!

Great Author. Great Story. Great Narration. Absolutely grabbed me and did not let go. I’m so happy to discover this Archer Mayor!!!!

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Buckle up — This is a Willy Kunkle novel.

I spent the entire book hoping Kunkle would be killed off. That’s how much I detest the character.

This book is all filler, as are all of Archer Mayor’s books. Every sentence is an analogy. There are about 4 actual chapters worth of material.

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Finally, Willie Kunkle Centerstage

I’ve been waiting for this for some time, to see Kunkle take a more central role. Mayor should have gone more hardcore with Kunkle’s experience in Vietnam, made more of a ninja out of him, but still a great read.