Gatekeeper
Archer Mayor

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Narrated By: Tom Taylorson

Duration: 7 hours and 48 minutes

What to expect

When, in the course of a week, a young heroin addict is gunned down while trying to rob a convenience store, a narcotics dealer is found hanging from a bridge, and the granddaughter of a political bigwig dies of an overdose, Vermont detective Joe Gunther vows to stop the flow of drugs into his beloved state.

Genre

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

Listen to a sample

“As usual, Mayor’s Vermont is not the leaf-peeping paradise the tourists pay to visit. Gatekeeper is infused with a fatalism that gives weight to an agreeably entertaining mystery.”

Washington Post

“A wrenching, no-easy-answers look at current narcotics tactics, set off by intriguing characters.”

Booklist (starred review)

“Dour Special Agent Joe Gunther chases a passel of wannabe drug lords as entertainingly as ever…Quiet, unassuming, yet charismatic, the ever-readable Sage of Brattleboro shines in his lucky fourteen…[A] page-turner.”

Kirkus Reviews

“With his skill at evoking place and character, Mayor is always fun to read.”