Presumption of Guilt

Presumption of Guilt

A Joe Gunther Novel

Book - 2016
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"A forty-year-old skeleton is found encased in a concrete slab at a recently decommissioned nuclear energy site. It becomes a case for the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) and its leader, Joe Gunther, since they have the resources and the ability to investigate an old, very cold, missing persons case that has now been reclassified as murder. The victim was Hank Mitchell, and Gunther must chase down old rumors and speculations who benefited from his death and the disappearance of his body? And was his death somehow tied to New York City mafia money being laundered through the construction project? But what seems the coldest of cold cases roars back to life when one of the central figures in this mystery is shot to death, right after speaking with Gunther. And when a young police officer the son of VBI investigator Lester Spinney--is kidnapped, is that meant to be a warning to the VBI team to drop the case? After all these many years, the truth behind the murder still has to the power to kill, and it's up to Gunther and his team to capture the living and finally put the dead to rest"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2016
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781250064684
Branch Call Number: MYS Mayo
Characteristics: 298 pages


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Nov 17, 2016

This is a kinder, gentler police procedural than many in the genre with a good mystery at its core. A very "clean" read with mild mannered characters & I enjoyed the lack of backstabbing/office politics or "detective fighting personal demons" that has become so prevalent. It's a long running series so if you're a fan of previous books, you'll find much to love here.

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