Search Results: "Thomas Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

DANCE FOR THE DEAD by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Truly a treasure for Random—as long as they never let the peerlessly devious author get behind them. (First printing of 75,000)"
An explosive second outing for Jane Whitefield, the Senecan specialist in helping people disappear (Vanishing Act, 1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD MAN by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Swift, unsentimental, and deeply satisfying. Liam Neeson would be perfect in the title role."
Perry (Forty Thieves, 2016, etc.) drives deep into Jack Reacher territory in this stand-alone about a long-ago Army intelligence officer whose less-than-grateful nation just won't let him be. Read full book review >

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PURSUIT by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"The focus throughout is relentlessly analytical, as if two unbeatable computers were battling it out over the chessboard for stakes of life and death—for themselves and for everybody else unlucky enough to be within range."
The creator of the Butcher Boy and disappearing specialist Jane Whitefield presents a bounty-hunter story that tops the genre as an unlicensed killer goes up against his even more dangerous prey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW WOMAN by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"The suspense is unrelenting."
Marriage doesn't stop Jane Whitefield (Dance for the Dead, 1996, etc.) from taking on one last hazardous disappearing act for a client whose pursuers just won't give up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD AIM by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"It's hard to believe Mallon's well-financed curiosity in the first half of this adventure, and the second half is simply superior action-film fare with a body count to match. But nobody who starts this tense, improbable tale will put it down half-finished."
An unusually determined suicide pulls a retired Santa Barbara contractor into a ring of trained killers in this newest stand-alone from the chronicler of the Butcher Boy (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.) and Jane Whitefield (The Face-Changers, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INFORMANT by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2011

"Beneath the sky-high body count, the twisty plot is powered by Perry's relentless focus on the question of where the next threat is coming from and how to survive it."
Twenty years after a trio of lowlifes forced him out of retirement (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.), the Butcher's Boy is back. Read full book review >

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FIDELITY by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Mid-grade thrills from a pro's pro."
A private eye's wife and former partner goes back on the job to find out who made her a widow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STRING OF BEADS by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Perry (The Boyfriend, 2013, etc.) supplies twists and thrills aplenty, but it's hard to feel the suffocating kind of suspense that's his stock in trade when the pursuers seem to be in more danger than the pursued."
A refreshing change of pace for Jane Whitefield McKinnon, who specializes in helping people hide from dangerous pursuers (Poison Flower, 2012, etc.): She's asked to find someone who's already gone to earth.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POISON FLOWER by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A tour de force with no room for subtle characterization, complicated moral dilemmas or descriptions of anything that's not instantly material to Jane's job—just an hours-long jolt of pure, adrenaline-fueled plot."
Jane Whitefield's latest attempt to hide someone other people are looking for puts her in even more danger than usual, and that's not easy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRIP by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2010

"The first half of this shaggy, violent tale is a miracle of dead-eyed invention. It's only when the cast members start running out of options that the story starts running out of steam."
Perry (Fidelity, 2008, etc.) shows the cascade of lethal consequences following a strip-club owner's misidentification of the man who robbed him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH BENEFITS by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2000

"For most of the running time, though, Perry displays a matchless gift for keeping both his hero and his readers beautifully off-balance. Don't dare let anybody tell you any more about the story before you start it—preferably in time to swallow it all in a sitting."
Perry, who never met a field he couldn't make breathlessly exciting, turns his hand to the insurance business, with hair-raising results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYFRIEND by Thomas Perry
Released: March 5, 2013

"The ending is a letdown, the same way waking up from a brutally suspenseful dream is a letdown. But there's all the pleasure a master craftsman can provide every inch of the way there."
The creator of the murderous Butcher's Boy (The Informant, 2011, etc.) and vanishing enabler Jane Whitefield (Poison Flower, 2012, etc.) summons a new hero to track down a killer with a penchant for strawberry-blonde escorts. Read full book review >