Let the Devil Sleep

Let the Devil Sleep In this latest novel from bestselling author John Verdon ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder one whose motives have been enshrined as law enf

In this latest novel from bestselling author John Verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder one whose motives have been enshrined as law enforcement dogma and discovers that everyone has it wrong The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasiIn this latest novel from bestselling author John Verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder one whose motives have been enshrined as law enforcement dogma and discovers that everyone has it wrong The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened a razor sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby trapped basement As things grow bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage against the rich manifesto The killings ceased, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging no one, that is, but Dave Gurney Mocked even by some who d been his supporters in previous investigations, Dave realizes that the killer is too clever to ever be found The only gambit that may make sense is also the most dangerous to make himself a target and get the killer to come to him To survive, Gurney must rely on three allies his beloved wife Madeleine, impressively intuitive and a beacon of light in the gathering darkness his de facto investigati

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  1. JOHN VERDON has held several executive positions with Manhattan advertising firms, but like his protagonist, he recently relocated with his wife to rural upstate New York.

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  1. It s 9PM and I m thinking I ll lay in bed for a bit, read and call it a night Gotta get up early, wake my daughter up, fix her lunch, get breakfast ready and then take her to school The book I m reading is John Verdon s latest Let the Devil Sleep The plate that sits on top of the chimney on the roof sends the sound of rain like soft staccato bullets down the chimney chute into the bedroom I hit the power switch on my Kindle and focus on the page before me.After reading a few hundred detective no [...]

  2. Retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney returns with a new mystery to solve For years and years no one has revealed the true identity of The Good Shepherd , the notorious serial Killer who chooses his victims well and wealthy After ten years of silences, he returns to kill the victims families, supposedly because a television special about him was aired, driving him mad and ready to avenge.Gurney thinks that there s than meets the eye about this case, and objects to the psychological profile assembl [...]

  3. El tercer libro de la saga de David Gurney mi serie de intriga favorita Me gust mucho Me pareci mejor que el primero pero peor que los restantes Por qu La raz n principal es el mero hecho de que el caso no llam mi atenci n tanto como los otros Sin embargo, quitando eso, sigue habiendo un misterio p treo, implacable y, a su vez, con una brillantez absoluta.El final es lo mejor de la novela Es un espect culo extraordinario.

  4. Tal vez tiene mucho que ver con la predisposici n Quiz si empiezas a leer sabiendo de antemano que te gustar , entonces te gustar , pero s que no funciona as , entonces no es mi culpa.Me gust much simo Es cierto que tardamos un poco en llegar al quid del asunto, pero eso no quit que disfrutara cada sospecha, cada amenaza, cada pensamiento que generaba la impresionante mente de Gurney, eso a adido a la parte muy humana de l que surgi aqu y que tanto se esmeraba en dejar de lado de una manera, ext [...]

  5. No es ninguna sorpresa que me encanta Dave, el personaje que ha creado John Verdon.Es un personaje con una fr a l gica que domina cada aspecto de su vida, incluido el personal Me fascina su forma de ser tan incre blemente racional, no importa en qu aspecto de su vida se centre Para l todo es l gica y los sentimientos, aunque los tiene, es algo que casi que le dan urticaria Lo que no significa que quiera menos que el resto o que sienta menos que el resto, sino que es menos capaz en ese mbito de l [...]

  6. This book is very disappointing I m so glad I didn t buy it I was tempted to a few times when I saw it at BN, but eventually borrowed it from the library I m beginning to think that the third book in a series is the make it or break it book So many series I ve read recently go really bad with the third book and unfortunately this seems to have happened with Dave Gurney, retired NYPD detective extraordinaire.Dave is recovering from the near fatal gunshot wound he received at the end of the second [...]

  7. 3.5 starsWell, I am going to be honest here Although I really liked the plot and I read it quickly because I was anxious to find the truth, I had a huge problem with the main character I didn t like the way he acted with his wife and with his son Actually, I didn t like the way he treated almost everyone He is always acting distant I don t dislike him, I am intrigued by him and his mind but I wanted him human

  8. Dave Gurney, Verdon hink of a number , Shut your eyes tight , , Verdon , , , Gurney , , , Kyle, , serial killer 10 fans Verdon, , , Think of a number.

  9. This was the longest so far and the least impressive so far of Verdon s books Mind you, he s set the bar pretty high with the two previous Dave Gurney, retired detective extraordinaire, series, meaning that even a lackluster entry into his world would still be pretty decent, but it did lack a lot of the things that made books one and two so, so good The character writing is still top notch, Gurney, his oddly balanced, yet very functional marriage although by now one might start to question the s [...]

  10. Gurney novels are my fav for this particular genre of series in the thriller category At least for all of those novels which have come out in the last 10 years Despite the Nordic invasion His tension is really crisp and intact from the get go and you just have to keep reading to see what happens next These are pretty graphic for most peoples tastes, but without being occult or pure horror at all he has still got that menacing chill factor foundation And Dave fits into that slot the reaction to i [...]

  11. John Verdon Akl ndan Bir Say Tut ile tesad fi bir ba ar kazanmad n bence devam nda yazd 2 romanla da g steriyor Bilge dedektifimiz Gurney yine z lmesi ok g bir seri cinayetler vakas n ayd nlat yor Bu romana 4 y ld z veriyorum, nk olaylar n nas l geli ece i kitab n ortalar nda biraz kendini belli ediyordu ok fazla s rpriz yoktu belki ama yine de ok ok iyi yaz lm bir roman Sayfalar n nas l akt n hissetmeyeceksiniz.

  12. Amo los libros de John Verdon y amo a Dave Gurney como personaje Tienda a disfrutarlos mucho porque, simplemente, son geniales.Este libro se lee r pido pero es un tanto aburrido ya que carece de giros espectaculares como en los otros libros La historia no es mala pero es como si nunca terminara de explotar y, el final, me resulto un tanto decepcionante.De todas formas, tiene la firma de Gurney y de todos los personajes que lo acompa an que me encantan, excepto por un personaje que me pareci inso [...]

  13. La tercera parte me deja con buen sabor de boca A pesar de que el principio del libro me pareci lento y no termin de engancharme pronto me pic la curiosidad de saber m s sobre la historia Haciendo un balance general me parece el libro m s completo de la trilog a, ya que tiene un desarrollo y un final en el que no deja nada sin atar y, en definitiva es lo nico que cuenta, te crees lo que est ocurriendo.

  14. Ir a la librer a, tomar un libro al azar y comprarlo porque la sinopsis te llama No le ninguna rese a, entonces lo termine, busque informaci n y oh sorpresa Querida resulta que le ste el tercer libro de una saga salt ndote los dos primeros.Eso es lo que paso Igual le entend super bien pero creo por supuesto que me spoilie los dos primeros libros.

  15. For me the story did not grab me at all could not pick this up to keep reading might be me i don t know took to long to get into the story

  16. LET THE DEVIL SLEEP 2012 John Verdon .This was Verdon s third adventure for his retired cop, Dave Gurney He and his wife had moved to Upstate New York to live in the peace and tranquility that he thought he deserved Like most retired people, however, Dave began to get bored very quickly When a young woman journalism student approached him and offered his a job as a consultant to a study she was conducting on the effects on the survivors of murder victims, he agreed after a token resistance The g [...]

  17. Tipik bir John Verdon kitab yd benim i in Zaten serinin di er iki kitab n da okudu um i in karakterlerin nemli bir k sm na a inayd m, di erleriyle Dave sayesinde tan m oldum Olaylar n yava yava ilerleyip son 50 sayfada b y k bir h zla t rman a ge mesi ve kitab n sonunda her eyin b y k bir h zla z lmesi durumu ilk kitapta beni biraz a rtm t ama ikinci kitapta da ayn durumu ya ay nca bu sefer bekledi im bir sonu tu bekledi im gibi de oldu Al t k art k sevgili John un tarz na Benim b y k bir zevkle [...]

  18. Estreei me com John Verdon no livro Pensa num N mero opini o aqui , que n o me impressionou por a al m No entanto, fiquei curiosa com a sinopse deste seu novo livro e decidi arriscar Em boa hora o fiz porque este livro muito bom.Verdon pega num assassino em s rie, que matou seis pessoas h 10 anos, e tr lo novamente para a realidade actual Com o objectivo de ajudar uma jovem num document rio sobre os assassinatos do Bom Pastor, David Gurney, um ex detective da Pol cia de Nova Iorque, acaba por se [...]

  19. The third volume in an on going detective series sees a former NYC super cop, now retired to the sticks get dragged into yet another investigation on an amateur basis Once again the story is eminently readable and it is an improvement over its predecessors in that it is not blatantly obvious who the mystery killer is in fact I guessed incorrectly this time THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here arbieroooklikes post 69

  20. Will probably be my last in this series The wife is just too annoying The main character is turning into a dullard And the son is far too eager to please his absentee father Mystery wasn t bad, but can t make up for totally unlikeable characters Count me out from now on.

  21. The 3rd book in the Dave Gurney series by John Verdon.I really enjoy his books but unfortunately there are not enough of them.

  22. PROTAGONIST Dave Gurney, retired homicide detectiveSETTING New York StateSERIES 3 of 4RATING 3.25How does the most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history go into retirement For Dave Gurney, it hasn t been an easy journey He was grievously injured while working on his last case, and now he s living in a kind of twilight zone, feeling depressed, lethargic and angry He and his wife, Madeleine, have moved to upstate New York but Dave has no interest in what is going on around him Basically, he [...]

  23. was lucky enough to be an early reader and fan of John Verdon s debut novel Think of a Numb3r I love getting in on the ground floor of a new series His second book Shut Your Eyes Tight was just as good and proved that Verdon wasn t a one book wonder The latest book in his Dave Gurney series Let the Devil Sleep was fantastic John Verdon just gets better and better.Retired NYPD Homicide Detective Dave Gurney has spent the last six months recovering from gunshot wounds sustained during his last att [...]

  24. Started this one today having enjoyed both the first two Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight I m going into this with great expectations that the author has been toying with us about the deranged wife, and that it s this book which will expose her and see Dave saved from her evil clutches Yeah But I like Dave Gurney enough to overlook this little flaw in his character that he hasn t quietly murdered his wife and enjoy some great writing and plotting I ll update when finishedFinished.I thi [...]

  25. I learned something this week John Verdon is a heck of a writer I read LET THE DEVIL SLEEP in two days, which is saying a lot, because it s a BIG book, running 449 pages It was just hard to stop.This is Mr Verdon s third novel, and third in the continuing adventures of retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney And now, God help me, I m going to have to find and read the first two, THINK OF A NUMBER and SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT.LET THE DEVIL SLEEP begins with Gurney at home, lamenting the gunshot i [...]

  26. Esta novela sin duda ten a un inicio m s lento de los dos primeros libros de la serie Pero el rompecabezas me mantuvo enganchado con la acci n lenta y la construcci n del misterio No hay nada en concreto para aferrarte, a medida que avanzas lentamente Como los libros anteriores, la linea es tensa, en lugar de llenar cada parte de acci n.La introducci n del hijo de Dave, Kyle, le da un giro inesperado, aun me parece que la forma de terminar sus libros y con todo el misterio de un solo golpe y taj [...]

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