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Think of a number : a novel / John Verdon.

Verdon, John. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Dave Gurney ; 01.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown MYS VERDON DAVE b.1 (Text) 79361000110911 Adult Mystery Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC VER (Text) 33187004432981 Fiction (adult) Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library MYSTERY FIC VERDON (Text) 37500003947708 Mystery Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette M FIC VER (Text) 31951003746473 Main Floor - New Donations Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307885456
  • ISBN: 0307885453
  • Physical Description: 431 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, [2010]

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"Brought in as an investigative consultant to the murders, former homicide cop Dave Gurney soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney is forced to confront the truth about what he's become - and face the possibility that he's met an adversary who can't be stopped." -- Cover.
Subject: Police > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Recently retired after a prestigious career with the NYPD, homicide detective Dave Gurney is pulled back into service when an old college friend receives threatening letters from a murderous sender who has an uncanny ability to read a person's thoughts.
  • Random House, Inc.
    The first book in the Dave Gurney series, Think of a Number is a heart-pounding game of cat and mouse that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates
    Threatening letters arrive in the mail over a period of weeks, ending with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. But when oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle quickly ignite into a massive serial murder investigation, police are confronted with a baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air.
    Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney, a recently retired NYPD homicide investigator, soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and he wonders if he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped.
    A work that defies easy labels--at once a propulsive masterpiece of suspense and an absorbing immersion in the lives of characters so real we seem to hear their heartbeats--Think of a Number is a novel you’ll not soon forget.

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