Dave Guerney

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An extraordinary fiction debut, Think of a Number is an exquisitely plotted novel of suspense that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates, forcing its deeply troubled characters to moments of startling self-revelation.

Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly.

For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

What police are confronted with is a completely 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. Even more disturbing, the scale of his ambition seems to widen as events unfold.

Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney 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 finally, a dark, cold fear builds that he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped.

In the end, fighting to keep his bearings amid a whirlwind of menace and destruction, Gurney sees the truth of what he’s become – what we all become when guilty memories fester – and how his wife Madeleine’s clear-eyed advice may be the only answer that makes sense.

©2005 John Verdon (P)2010 Random House
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  • 1. Titel

    • Think of a Number

    • A Novel
    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: George Newbern
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 30 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Genial

    • Von morticia147 Am hilfreichsten 23.08.2010

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • Think of a Number

    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Jeff Harding
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 22 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It begins with a letter... The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number... When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he’s been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed.Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling: A great 'listen'

    • Von Inés Kucharz Am hilfreichsten 07.09.2015

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  • 2. Titel

    • Shut Your Eyes Tight

    • Dave Gurney, Book 2
    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Scott Brick
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 26 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
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    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if, one day, there wasn’t?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Einer der besten Krimis, die ich kenne

    • Von Ursula Am hilfreichsten 25.05.2012

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    • Shut Your Eyes Tight

    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Jeff Harding
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 9 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if one day there wasn't?

    Regulärer Preis: 24,95 €

  • 3. Titel

    • Let the Devil Sleep

    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Jeff Harding
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 9 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Geschichte
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney, is trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement 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 more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which 10 years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gab es so schon bei Agatha Christies Poirot

    • Von Ursula Am hilfreichsten 06.04.2013

    Regulärer Preis: 24,95 €

  • 4. Titel

    • Peter Pan Must Die

    • Dave Gurney, Book 4
    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Jeff Harding
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 34 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
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    • Geschichte
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    The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband. Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose childlike appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

  • 5. Titel

    • Wolf Lake

    • A Novel
    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Christopher Lane
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 35 Min.
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle.

    Regulärer Preis: 22,95 €

  • 6. Titel

    • White River Burning

    • Autor: John Verdon
    • Sprecher: Christopher Lane
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 12 Min.
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    Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. But when he zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders that follow, his involvement is suddenly terminated.

    Regulärer Preis: 21,95 €