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White River burning. #6 / John Verdon.

Verdon, John, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library VER (Text) 33500012744959 New Checked out 08/08/2019
Fertile Public Library VER (Text) 33500012744942 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781640090637
  • ISBN: 1640090630
  • Physical Description: 420 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: Sequel to: Wolf Lake.
Summary, etc.: "It's always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon's tricky whodunits." -- The New York Times Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. The situation in White River becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception--learning that nothing in White River is what it seems to be. White River Burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by The New York Times as "masterly."
Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. As more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations, Gurney learns that nothing in White River is what it seems to be.-- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1
    Small cities throughout the Rust Belt are suffering, and White River, not too far from retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney's rural Catskills home, is no different. But White River's greatest stress is racial tension. African American residents have formed the Black Defense Alliance in response to the fatal shooting of a black motorist by a white city policeman. Demonstrations, arson, and looting have occurred; then a policeman is killed by a sniper. County DA Sheridan Kline, more politician than lawyer, asks Gurney if he will serve as an independent investigator. Gurney reluctantly agrees, but his presence clearly bothers "law and order icon" Dell Beckert, the chief of police, who seems to relish "quelling" a "race war." The body count rises, and Kline dismisses Gurney. Gurney breaks the case anyway, but then he realizes that nothing in White River is as it seems, setting the scene for an explosive and murderous denouement. Verdon is a gifted writer and storyteller, but White River Burning lacks some of the power of his earlier work (including the outstanding Peter Pan Must Die, 2014), though he definitely nails the zeitgeist. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JOHN VERDON is the author of the Dave Gurney series of thrillers, international bestsellers published in more than two dozen languages: Think of a Number, Shut Your Eyes Tight, Let the Devil Sleep, Peter Pan Must Die, and Wolf Lake. Before becoming a crime fiction writer, Verdon had two previous careers: as an advertising creative director and a custom furniture maker. He currently lives with his wife, Naomi, in the rural mountains of upstate New York—raising chickens, tending the garden, mowing the fields, and devising the intricate plots of the Gurney novels.

Subject: Gurney, Dave (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Psychologists > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Serial murder investigation > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Serial murder investigation.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
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