About Let the Devil Sleep
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Crown (July 24, 2012)
From the internationally bestselling author of Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight, this latest puzzle masterpiece from John Verdon pits superstar detective Dave Gurney against the nation’s law enforcement experts as he offers an alternative explanation for why a once dormant serial killer–enshrined in the textbooks–appears to be reanimated and out for blood.
Dave Gurney, the most decorated homicide detective in the history of the NYPD, is still trying to adjust to life in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on serial killers asks for his input. Soon after this conversation, odd events begin occurring in Dave’s life: There is a strange problem with his tractor, a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, Dave finds himself reexamining the case of “The Good Shepherd”–which, 10 years before, involved a series of roadway shootings and a “Unabomber-like” manifesto expressing rage at society. 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, except Dave Gurney. Mocked even by some who’d been his allies in previous investigative outings, Dave is only heeded when the reawakened Good Shepherd proves by his actions that his agenda is more complex than previously thought.
About John Verdon
JOHN VERDON, a former Manhattan advertising executive, lives with his wife on a small hilltop in upstate New York. His first two Dave Gurney novels are Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight. Let the Devil Sleep is his third.
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I just finised Ler the Devil Sleep and I finished it in one day. John Verdon just keeps getting better with his elegant prose and dizzying murder mysteries. John Verdon is
very conscientious about his plots and his writing style. You can tell he doesn’t want to dissappoint–and he foesn’t. My question for you,
john, is are you oin to write a fourth? I say keep going, you are brilliant!