Three Can Keep a Secret
A Joe Gunther Novel
The Joe Gunther Mysteries: Book #24
Archer Mayor’s New York Times bestselling Joe Guntherseries returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mentalpatient, and a long-held secret that binds them together.
“Three can keep a secret,if two of them are dead.”—Ben Franklin
Joe Gunther and his team—the Vermont Bureau of Investigation(VBI)—are usually called in on major cases by local Vermont enforcementwhenever they need expertise and backup. But after the state is devastated byHurricane Irene, the police from one end of the state are taxed to their limits,leaving Joe Gunther involved in an odd, seemingly unrelated series of cases. Inthe wake of the hurricane, a seventeen-year-old gravesite is exposed, revealinga coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains.
At the same time, an old retired state politician turns updead at his high-end nursing home, in circumstances that leave investigators unsurethat he wasn’t murdered. And a patient who calls herself the Governor haswalked away from a state mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. Itturns out she was indeed once “Governor for a Day,” over forty years ago, and shemight have also been falsely committed and drugged to keep her from revealingsomething she saw all those years ago. Amid the turmoil and the disasterrelief, it’s up to Joe Gunther and his team to learn what really happened withthe two corpses—one missing—and what secret the Governor might have stilllocked in her brain that links them all.
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