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See the complete dave gurney series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. John verdon is an american author of thriller novels. Think of a number, crime story from john verdon the new. Jun 02, 2010 tess gerritsen says think of a number is, spectacular and mindbending. I started john verdon s debut thriller, think of a number, and, by page 35, i was thinking, this writing is a little dense for me. For all that, there are problems with the book, though they speak more to. Think of a number by john verdon book trailer youtube.

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Think of a number dave gurney book 1 audiobook and book. Think of a number is the debut novel of john verdon published in 2010 it is a detective novel about a retired new york city homicide detective named dave gurney it is the beginning of a saga that continues with its 2011 followup shut your eyes tight. It is easy to see this novel being made into a film. The first book in the dave gurney series, think of a number is a heartpounding game of cat and mouse that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates threatening letters arrive in the mail over a period of weeks, ending with a simple declaration. John verdons think of a number is simply one of the best thrillers ive read in a lifetime of thriller reading eloquent, heartrending, deeply suspenseful on many levels, and relentlessly intelligent.

In 2010, crownrandom house published his first mystery thriller, think of a number, the debut novel in the dave gurney detective series. Think of a number a dave gurney novel book 1 kindle edition by verdon, john. John verdon is either super smart or has great researchers. Just finished reading the first book of john verdon. Think of a number is an unbelievably, excellent debut novel. The first book in the dave gurney series, think of a number is a heartpounding game. Publishers summary an extraordinary fiction debut, think of a number is an exquisitely plotted novel of suspense that grows relentlessly darker and more. Think of a number a dave gurney novel book 1 and millions of other books are available for instant.

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Jun 05, 2012 think of a number is a 10, and crime fans of almost every persuasion will love it. John verdon held several executive positions with manhattan advertising firms before relocating with his wife to rural upstate new york. Think of a number a dave gurney novel book 1 ebook. Vernon is a graduate of regis high school in new york city and fordham university.

Jul 16, 2010 think of a number is laced with blurbs by the likes of david baldacci, faye kellerman and nelson demille, which puts a beginner like mr. Arybdis, writes a series of poems, first creating panic and fear as he predicts the exact number mellery is thinking about. Rozan, edgarwinning author of the shanghai moon spectacular and mindbending, think of a number is the best thriller ive read in a long, long time. John verdons debut mystery stars a retired homicide detective who has moved to. Think of a number author john verdon think of any number and i promise you that i will know which one you picked. Jul 06, 2010 think of a number by john verdon is closer to the latter type of story, with dave gurney starring as the crab. I highly recommend it, its well worth it reading, grasping your mind brilliantly. The explanation was plausible but i think the average reader woud find it easier to believe if the number was one to a hundred. Think of a number is the debut novel of john verdon and the inside cover is liberally sprinkled with glowing praise from other well known thriller writers, for once the praise is justified. In the tradition of harlan coben and linwood barclay, john verdon s unique highconcept plot and memorable cast of series characters will be a major hit with thriller fans.

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Think of a number by john verdon 2012, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. Think of a number dave gurney book 1 wednesday, january 2016. I started john verdons debut thriller, think of a number, and, by page 35, i was thinking, this writing is a little dense for me. Before retiring, verdon worked as an advertising exec in manhattan. Think of a number a dave gurney novel series by john verdon. It is a detective novel about a retired new york city homicide detective named dave gurney. Think of a number, crime story from john verdon the. The answer behind the think of a number plot, most certainly a disaster in lesser hands, proves clever, winning and eminently believable. Pagford is, seemingly, an english idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Think of a number is laced with blurbs by the likes of david baldacci, faye kellerman and nelson demille, which puts a beginner like mr. In 2012 a third novel in the david gurney series was published, entitled let the devil sleep.

This is more or less the theme of think of a number by john verdon. In the second envelope is a message reporting the exact number you selected, along with the insinuation that this correspondent knows all about you, and you better take out more life insurance. Amazon 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 selfrevelation. Retired nypd detective dave gurney is contacted by an old acquaintance by the name of mark mellery, who has been receiving letters in which a mystery person, signed x. Read think of a number by john verdon available from rakuten kobo. At heart, its an oldfashioned morality play in which a retired whitehatwearing man must come out of retirement to battle with an all too clever meanhearted outlaw. The best thriller ive read in a long, long time tess gerritsen wow. There is a new voice in psychological thrillers and his name is john verdon. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial.

Faye kellerman, new york times bestseller author of stone kiss and the forgotten. Think of a number had me from the opening pages and carried me right along. Faye kellerman think of a number is a subtle and intelligent thriller of the first order. Today, verdon lives in the catskill mountains in upstate new york and writes dave gurney thrillers. Spectacular and mindbending tess gerritsen 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. Today, verdon lives in the catskill mountains in upstate new york and writes dave gurney thrillers john verdon made his literary debut in 2010 with think of a number. Gurney, newly retired from his position as the nypds top homicide investigator, has moved out of the city with his wife madeleine and into a farmhouse near the village of walnut crossing. The characters live and breathe, the plot is diabolically clever and airtight, and the prose is sublime. The numbers game gets a murderous spin in verdons deft, literate debut. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. It is the beginning of a saga that continues with its 2011 followup shut your eyes tight. Think of a number is the debut from john verdon and is the first in a series starring the retired detective dave gurney. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read.

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