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Summary

The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband. Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose childlike appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan. But the identity of the villain at the mystery's center turns out to be the biggest shock of all....

©2013 John Verdon (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"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." (New York Times)
"Verdon's cleverness again shines in Peter Pan Must Die." (Associated Press)

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Gripping Psychological thriller

Jeff Harding brings Dave Gurney and his co-worker and intolerable friend Jack Hardwick to life more and more as each book goes on. I would love to listen to the next 2 books in the series but I won't be. Jeff Harding must record Wolf Lake and the next book after it. Continuity is very important when you have built up a mental image of all the characters. Jeff Harding is also brilliant with the Jack Reacher book series. He tells the story so you feel like you are in it. A fantastic book that I was sad that I had finished it so quickly.

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Page turner with hero

Certainly up to usual standard and I love Jeff Harding's narration.
Also like the fact that relationships underpin the action.

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Love this series

Totally gripping. Great story with reflective insight shown by and through the characters. Can’t wait for the next.

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Excellent. Intelligent. Great characters. Sprinkle of humour

Excellent. Intelligent. Great characters. Sprinkle of humour. Most enjoyable have read previous books and looking forward to next one .

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A series in decline

The first book of this series was excellent but slowly but surely the books have declined and are now just a repeativ formula

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Dave Gurney overload

Loved the first three books but this one was one too many. Jeff Harding (who I really rate) lost the characters (especially Hardwicke) Dave’s wife became a total PIA. The plot was ok if a little too “fantastic “
Time for me to listen to something else.

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Utterly entertaining

Really enjoyed this one, he is getting better the more he writes. Already downloaded the next one.

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another great listen!

Yet another great story made all the more pleasurable by the brilliant narrator. unexpected ending.


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Really?

Clever story as usual.
Mild spoiler alert- or maybe not considering the well-drawn main character. But the hero’s need to keep control and refusal to share information with appropriate agencies (and the consequences) beggar belief and were just irritating.

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I want to give this 6 stars!

Totally absorbing right to the end. I love Dave Gurney and his characterisation. Not sure how I'll manage getting used to a new narrator in books though. Jeff Harding is the ultimate narrator and do much better served by these books than the Jack Reacher series.

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A Dull Book - DNF

This is the forth book in the series and the first one was good but it went downhill from there. I try to avoid series altogether unless I like the first book, but I took a chance on this one because Gurney's character seemed so intriguing. Boy, was I wrong.

I have to say that many people love this book but it was was too dull and slow for me.

Gurney and his Madeline (I can't even remember the correct spelling of her name) are two of the most annoying characters I have ever encountered. Madeline and the chicken coop, and Gurney with his "You may be right." It was his all-purpose response - to the friendly and the furious, the sane and the insane.'

Can SOMETHING happen, please? Or will it all be new age, passive aggressive chat?

6 Hours left of a 15 hour book and I can't go on. This is one of the very few books that I simply cannot finish. I found myself dreading going back to these characters . I am giving 2 stars because the scene with Angelidis actually read true. Otherwise, 1 star because I avoid people like these navel gazers in real life.

Jeff Harding was dull with the delivery of the story as well.

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