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The Resource Think of a Number

Think of a Number

Label
Think of a Number
Title
Think of a Number
Statement of responsibility
John Verdon
Title variation
Think of a numb3r
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book in the Dave Gurney series, Think of a Number is a heart-pounding game of cat and mouse that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates Threatening letters arrive in the mail over a period of weeks, ending with a simple declaration: "Think of any number...picture it...now see how well I know your secrets." Those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. But when oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle quickly ignite into a massive serial murder investigation, police are confronted with a baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air. Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney, a recently retired NYPD homicide investigator, soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney's tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and he wonders if he's met an adversary who can't be stopped. A work that defies easy labels—at once a propulsive masterpiece of suspense and an absorbing immersion in the lives of characters so real we seem to hear their heartbeats—Think of a Number is a novel you'll not soon forget
Member of
Summary
Recently retired after a prestigious career with the NYPD, homicide detective Dave Gurney is pulled back into service when an old college friend receives threatening letters from a murderous sender who has an uncanny ability to read a person's thoughts
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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353428
Cataloging source
BT
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Verdon, John
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Dave Gurney novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Think of a Number
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307588944
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Think of a Number
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307588944
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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