Wolf Lake (Dave Gurney Series #5)

Wolf Lake (Dave Gurney Series #5)

by John Verdon


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Wolf Lake (Dave Gurney Series #5) by John Verdon

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. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut — apparent suicides — and the weapon used in each case was a wolf’s head dagger.

Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead.

Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation — an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government. As ruthless as the blizzard trapping him in the sinister eeriness of Wolf Lake, Gurney’s enemies set out to keep him from the truth at any cost — including an all-out assault on the sanity of his beloved wife Madeleine.

With his emotional resources strained to the breaking point, Gurney must throw himself into a deadly battle of wits with the most frightening opponent he has ever faced.

Wolf Lake is the page-turning new work by a writer hailed by the New York Times as “masterly” — and it furthers the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619029477
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Series: Dave Gurney Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 150,700
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Verdon is the author of the Dave Gurney series of thrillers, international bestsellers published in more than two dozen languages: Think of a Number, Shut Your Eyes Tight, Let the Devil Sleep, Peter Pan Must Die, and Wolf Lake. Before becoming a crime fiction writer, John had two previous careers — as an advertising creative director and a custom furniture maker. He currently lives with his wife Naomi in the rural mountains of upstate New York — raising chickens, tending the garden, mowing the fields, and devising the intricate plots of the Gurney novels.

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Wolf Lake: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the books in the series as soon as they come out and enjoyed all of them. Somehow I feel this is my favorite so far. The setting is more bleak but the story line is riveting. No question that I will be eagerly awaiting the next book in this good series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At the end if you think about it there are some issues with logic that make figuring out the answer impossible But I liked the characters Overall not one of my favorites of Verdons
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not normally a great fan of books with repeat characters, and this is the first Gurney book I've read. This book was so well written, so scary, so psychologically intriguing, I couldn't put it down. The background of the characters, the backdrop of the environment, the fine detail of each moment, the unnamed forces trying to intervene, I can't decide what's my favorite part of this author's writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First novel I have read by this author, I will definitely be reading more. The beginning hooks you and as you read he leads you down so many paths that you THINK you know WHO DONE IT, then he tosses in a twist, a twist that keeps you guessing... ? Loved it and can^t wait to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Dave Gurney case. This one had numerous twists and turns. Enjoyed piercing the puzzle together as the clues mounted and theplot highly recommend it. thickened.
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CookieMH More than 1 year ago
I was hooked when I read Think of a number, I had to buy every book since and each one was better then the last. Can't wait for the next book. They should make movies on each
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of John Vendor's books. This was so interesting to read, Enjoyed all the characters, and the story line!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great thriller with a twisted plot. Loved the characters and the setting. I look forward to reading more by this author.