The Disposable Man
When a local quarry yields up a garroted body with bad dental work and toes tattooed in Cyrillic, Joe Gunther figures it for a Russian mafia killing, rare as that might be in Vermont. But it’s so very…tidy. So very… professional.
Then the CIA calls, inviting Gunther down to Washington for some friendly “assistance” with his case. Suddenly he‘s caught up a shadowy game of cross and double-cross—manipulated by cynical cold warriors who seem not to have gotten the memo—and Gunther soon realizes that he’s a pawn that both sides are willing to sacrifice.
The Disposable Man is the ninth Joe Gunther novel.
“Mayor’s Joe Gunther novels are among the best cop stories being written today. The sense of place Mayor creates is vivid and real, whether he’s writing about Vermont’s economically bleak small cities or the harsh wilderness of the Northeast Kingdom. So, too, are the recurring characters and the prickly, complex relationships they maintain with one another. In this one, Joe worries that the shadowy forces he’s battling view him as the Disposable Man. Not to worry, Joe, you’re indispensable.”
— Thomas Gaughan, BookList
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About Archer Mayor
New York Times bestselling author Archer Mayor has been a photographer, teacher, historian, editor, travel writer, lab technician, political advance man, medical illustrator, journalist, publications consultant, constable, and EMT/firefighter. He is half Argentine, bilingual, and has lived in several countries on two continents. Currently, he’s a novelist, a death investigator for Vermont’s medical examiner, and a police officer.
Find him on the web at ArcherMayor.com