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White River Burning

(2018)
(The sixth book in the Dave Gurney series)
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"John Verdon writes grown-up detective novels, by which I mean stories with intelligent plots, well-developed characters and crimes that have social consequences. White River Burning, featuring the author's brainy gumshoe-for-hire, Dave Gurney, checks all these boxes." —The New York Times Book Review

Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the one-year anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting.

The situation in White River becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception—learning that nothing in White River it what it seems to be.

White River Burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by the New York Times as "masterly"—furthering the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for John Verdon's White River Burning

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-64009-063-0 / 978-1-64009-063-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-64009-203-X / 978-1-64009-203-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: White River Burning (Dave Gurney)
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-5226-3659-5 / 978-1-5226-3659-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2019 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: White River Burning (Dave Gurney)
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-5226-3660-9 / 978-1-5226-3660-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: White River Burning (Dave Gurney)
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-5226-3655-2 / 978-1-5226-3655-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: White River Burning (Dave Gurney)
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-5226-3657-9 / 978-1-5226-3657-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: White River Burning (Dave Gurney)
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-5226-3656-0 / 978-1-5226-3656-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: White River Burning: Dave Gurney
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: White River Burning: Dave Gurney
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: White River Burning: Dave Gurney
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: White River Burning: Dave Gurney
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU