“Mayor's Joe Gunther novels are among the best cop stories being written today. The sense of place Mayor creates is vivid and real, whether he's writing about Vermont's economically bleak small cities or the harsh wilderness of the Northeast Kingdom. So, too, are the recurring characters and the prickly, complex relationships they maintain with one another. In this one, Joe worries that the shadowy forces he's battling view him as the Disposable Man. Not to worry, Joe, you're indispensable.”

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