By Archer Mayor
Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont police strength has a major challenge: in a group the place a decade may well go and not using a unmarried homicide, the physique count number is by surprise mounting. blameless electorate are being killed—and others set-up—seemingly orchestrated via a mysterious ski-masked guy. indicators recommend 3 year-old homicide trial may possibly lie on the middle of items, yet it’s a case that many within the division would favor remained closed. a guy of quiet integrity, Lt. Gunther is aware that he needs to pursue the case to its end, at any place it leads.
Open Season is the 1st of Archer Mayor’s twenty-three Joe Gunther novels, a sequence of gripping police procedurals set in New England, the place small-town appeal, stoicism and civility occasionally disguise brutal truths.
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