Think of a Number – John Verdon

Dave Gurney is a retired NYPD homicide detective of some fame for his serial killer catching exploits. He is enjoying a quiet life in rural upstate New York, when a former college acquaintance – certainly not a friend – contacts him out of the blue, and presents him with the troubling puzzle of some strange communications. Gurney is intrigued, and although his wife is less than keen that he gets involved, there’s an itch that needs to be scratched. As matters progress, Gurney tells the man to go to the police, and leaves him to his fate. Continue reading