Fruits of the Poisonous Tree
Archer Mayor

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Narrated By: Tom Taylorson

Duration: 10 hours and 41 minutes

What to expect

When Gail Zigman, town selectwoman and Joe Gunther’s companion of many years, is raped, Gunther finds himself caught between the media, local politicians, and a network of well-meaning victims’ rights advocates as he tries to put his own feelings aside and follow a trail of evidence. Every lead points to a single, obvious suspect, but is the evidence too perfect?

Risking his friendship with Gail, the respect of his peers, and his own life, Lieutenant Gunther keeps digging, hoping to find out if the man they have in jail is rightly there, or if the evidence against him is tainted—what police call “fruits of the poisonous tree.”


Crime and mystery: police procedural, Crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery fiction

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“The police work is impeccable, the action scenes are clear and sharp.”

New York Times

“Mayor’s…smooth, measured prose thoroughly describes both behind-the-scenes and on-the-street aspects of his search. Recommended.”

Library Journal

“This well-written police procedural has a lot going for it, not the least of which is its sensitivity to the terrible emotional and physical toll that rape perpetrates on its victims.”