By Archer Mayor
Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont police strength has a major challenge: in a neighborhood the place a decade may possibly move with out a unmarried homicide, the physique count number is without warning mounting. blameless electorate are being killed—and others set-up—seemingly orchestrated by way of a mysterious ski-masked guy. symptoms recommend 3 year-old homicide trial may perhaps lie on the center of items, yet it’s a case that many within the division would like remained closed. a guy of quiet integrity, Lt. Gunther is aware that he needs to pursue the case to its end, at any place it leads.
Open Season is the 1st of Archer Mayor’s twenty-three Joe Gunther novels, a chain of gripping police procedurals set in New England, the place small-town appeal, stoicism and civility occasionally disguise brutal truths.
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On the seventh or eighth night after the death of Lady Madeline, I experienced the full power of these feelings. For hours I lay awake, struggling against a sense of fear. I blamed my surroundings — the dusty furniture, the torn curtains which moved about in the wind of a rising storm, the ancient bed on which I lay. But my efforts were useless. At last, thoroughly afraid, I got up and looked as hard as I could into the darkness of the room. I heard — or thought that I heard - certain low sounds that came, from time to time, through the pauses in the storm.
In spite of its wide swing (which was now thirty feet or more), and its great force, it would not, for several minutes, cut into my flesh. At this thought, I paused. I dared not think further. I watched the blade as it flew above me. Down — steadily down it came. To the right — to the left - far and wide — with the terrible whistle of death! Down - certainly down just above my chest! I struggled violently to free my left arm. I shook and turned my head at every swing. I opened and closed my eyes as the bright blade flashed above me.
I did not know what answer to make to my friend. He admitted that much of the unhappiness which he suffered had a simple, and quite natural, origin. It was the long and severe illness of a greatly loved sister — his close companion for many 27 years — his last and only relative on earth. ' While he spoke, Lady Madeline (for that was her name) passed slowly through the room at the far end, and, without having noticed my presence, disappeared. I watched her with a surprise and deep fear that I could not account for.