The Catch

The Catch

A Joe Gunther Novel

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
When a deputy sheriff is killed during a routine traffic stop, a murder preserved on the cruiser's tape recording, Joe Gunther, now head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation, is called in to not only find the killers, but also to shut down a major drug running operation with ties to drug kingpin Alan Budney, the disaffected son of a New England lobsterman. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Joe Gunther, a Vermont cop for most of his adult life and now the head of the VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation) gets the call that every law enforcement person hates and every friend and family member of a policeman fears -- a cop has been shot and killed. A deputy sheriff was shot to death during a routine traffic stop on a dark country road. From what can been seen on the cruiser's tape recorder of the killers, it is believed that they were a couple of Boston-based drug runners who had been stopped by the deputy on their way from Canada down to Boston.
Which is what brings Gunther and his team to the investigation - an attempt to shut down the major drug running operation. Specially that of one Alan Budney, disaffected son of a lobsterman, now a drug kingpin, who uses the closed, clannish lobster fishing community and his extended family in particular, to move drugs along the New England coast.
The most recent book - and last from Grand Central - Chat, has spent four week on the extended Booksense bestseller list and, as always, has been on the NEBA bestseller list since publication. He is the winner of the 2004 New England Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction.


Blackwell North Amer
Joe Gunther, a policeman for most of his adult life, gets the call that every cop hates and every law enforcement friend and family member fears - a fellow officer has been killed in the line of duty. During what appears to have been a routine traffic stop on a dark country Vermont road, a deputy sheriff was shot to death. From what can be seen on the cruiser's video recorder, it is believed that the killers were a couple of Boston-based drug runners pulled over by the deputy on their way from Canada to Boston.
Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team are brought in not only to identify the kiIlers, but to track them down, regardless of where they've run - all the way from Boston to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to the coast of Maine.
Meanwhile, along that very same shoreline, Alan Budney, the disaffected son of a Maine lobsterman, is a man with big ambitions - to usurp and replace the state's primary drug kingpin, a plan that will inevitably place him on a collision course with Gunther's investigation. In a case that leads him into unfamiliar territory, Gunther finds himself facing some utterly ruthless players in a lethally dangerous game.

Baker
& Taylor

When a deputy sheriff is killed during a routine traffic stop--a murder preserved on the cruiser's videotape recording--Joe Gunther, now head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation, is called in to find the killers.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
ISBN: 9780312381912
0312381913
Branch Call Number: M MAYOR
Characteristics: 274 p

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Nov 08, 2011

My first book to read by this author. Was very good and straight forward. I will be reading his next two books in the series.

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