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The Resource White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel, John Verdon

White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel, John Verdon

Label
White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel
Title
White River burning
Title remainder
a Dave Gurney novel
Statement of responsibility
John Verdon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon's tricky whodunits." -- The New York Times 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 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. The situation in White River becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception--learning that nothing in White River is what it seems to be. White River Burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by The New York Times as "masterly."
Member of
Summary
When racial tensions in the small community of White River escalate to the shooting of a police officer, Dave Gurney investigates suspiciously inconsistent evidence that is clouded by deceptive additional killings
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10677207
Cataloging source
DLC
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Verdon, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.E736
LC item number
W48 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Dave Gurney mystery
Series volume
[bk. 6]
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Serial murder investigation
Target audience
adult
Label
White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel, John Verdon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781640090637
Lccn
2017057561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003661303
Label
White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel, John Verdon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781640090637
Lccn
2017057561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003661303

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