The Dark Root (1995)

The Plot

A brutal home invasion by Asian gang members against a prominent Brattleboro Asian family set Joe Gunther on the trail of an underground railroad running through Vermont from Canada to Boston, New York and other US urban centers, carrying drugs, illegal aliens, and other contraband. But why the sudden outbreak of violence… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Fruits of the Poisonous Tree (1994)

The Plot

Joe Gunther’s girlfriend, Gail Zigman, is raped, causing consternation and great pain not just to the two of them, but a media frenzy due to her political prominence, his involvement in the case, and her refusal to hide behind a shroud of anonymity. Instead, while Joe and his colleagues narrow in on… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

The Skeleton’s Knee (1993)

The Plot

A hermit dies in the hospital of a bullet he received twenty years earlier. At his mountaintop home, a skeleton with a bullet hole and a metal knee is found buried in the yard. On the way to the medical examiner’s office, the hearse comes under machine gun fire. A long-hidden crime… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Scent of Evil (1992)

The Plot

A hand is found sticking out of the dirt at a construction site, and Joe Gunther’s detective squad begin to research into who the man belonging to it was, how he was killed, who might have done it, and why. But before they know it, several more people are dead, including one… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Borderlines (1990)

The Plot

Set entirely in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, an isolated, thinly populated part of the state, Borderlines tells of Joe Gunther’s temporary assignment to the local State’s Attorney’s office, which he has taken on in part to get away from Brattleboro, and from his girlfriend, Gail Zigman, with whom he’s had a… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Open Season (1988)

The Plot

Originally entitled The Stalking Horse (a title that was used on another book published just a month before this was set to appear,) Open Season concerns a mysterious man in a ski mask, who forces the police to reopen an old murder case by compromising all the members of the old jury.… [More Info & Read Excerpt]