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3.835 out of 53.835 out of 53.835 out of 53.835 out of 53.835 out of 5 3.84 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Perry Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jane Whitefield Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781400180219
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When eight-year-old Timothy Decker finds his parents brutally murdered, it's clear the Deckers weren't the intended victims: Timothy's own room-ransacked, all traces of his existence expertly obliterated-is the shocking evidence. Timothy's nanny, Mona, is certain about only one thing. Timmy needs to disappear, fast. Only Jane Whitefield, a Native American "guide" who specializes in making victims vanish, can lead him to safety. But diverting Jane's attention is Mary Perkins, a desperate woman with S&L fraud in her past. Stalking Mary is a ruthless predator determined to find her-and the fortune she claims she doesn't have. Jane quickly creates a new life for Mary and jumps back on Timmy's case...not knowing that the two are fatefully linked to one calculating killer. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There are probably only half a dozen suspense writers alive who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks; vivid, sympathetic characters; and compelling narratives each time they publish. Thomas Perry is one of them.”

    Stephen King

  • Bean's performance is engaging. She mixes her pace and tones adeptly, allowing listeners to fully appreciate the richness of Whitefield's character.... This is an entertaining novel that benefits from Bean's narration. AudioFile
  • “Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so.”

    Robert B. Parker

  • “Spellbinding…. Terrific…. Thrillers need good villains, and this one has a formidable SOB who is cold-blooded enough to satisfy anybody’s taste.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Compelling…. Nobody writes a chase better than Perry.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Perry scores again.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A taut, tense, superbly written thriller.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Larsen | 2/18/2014

    " Excellent book for the second in the series. Looking forward to reading the third. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 james | 2/14/2014

    " This is a fast-moving excitement novel, featuring a heroine who helps various clients to disappear. She's also a Delaware indian who lives in Tonawanda, NY. At the end, the villain pursues her to the inevitable shoot-out which takes place at the nearly abandoned mills in Lackawana, NY, immediately south of Buffalo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davida | 2/13/2014

    " I just love these Jane Whitefield novels. They are filled with intensity and suspense!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Barnes | 2/4/2014

    " This is a very good series. Jane Whitefield is so mysterious. I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book for several reasons. It has a wonderfully smart, strong and independent female character named Jane Whitefield. Jane is part Seneca, Native American, and I liked the way the author includes background on the Seneca people and some of their customs. The author is very descriptive so there is a strong sense of place and the story is a fast-paced, taut thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 1/21/2014

    " After just reading Perry's "Runner" I was lucky enough to find Dance for the Dead which was one of his earlier books that I hadn't read. In a second hand book store too! As always, Perry weaves a wonderful story and I especially loved the way the book ended. NOW I've read them all and he needs to write a new one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke | 1/21/2014

    " Much better than the first book. Really good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cari | 1/16/2014

    " Perry writes an excellent suspense novel, and I really enjoy the Jane Whitefield character, who allows for the blending in of Native American (Seneca, primarily) tradition into the story. This second novel has a lot of violence in it, which can be difficult to read (listen to), but it did not prevent me from wanting more. The ending feels like a reward, which should always be the case for a really suspense novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn Anderson | 1/15/2014

    " This book took a little longer to peak my interest then Vanishing Act, but I did like the main character and Perry's style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Dykes | 1/13/2014

    " Part of an addictive series. I enjoyed this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 -ed- Erwin | 1/4/2014

    " Jane Whitefield has to be one of the coolest characters in modern crime lit. And Perry writes like a stiletto: lean, sharp and dangerous. This is the best of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/2/2014

    " This book was about a woman whose job is to help people who are in trouble. She is really a cool character. Light reading for me.. a great book to recommend to people who like this sort of thing in a readers advisory role. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/9/2013

    " Good. 3.5 Like this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudette | 12/5/2013

    " I've been disappointed in a few of his books lately, so glad I picked this one up. Good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/5/2013

    " Really liked this story about Jane Whitefield, who "vanishes" people who are on the run. A good amount of action and Jane is a really interesting woman. I look forward to reading more books about her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirrapop | 8/19/2013

    " I enjoy the female heroine and how the author weaves his tale. Any easy read and a page flipper. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 7/16/2013

    " Old (1996), long, whiney and perhaps outdated to some extent in comparison to later Whitefield stories. 3 of 10 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 6/21/2013

    " lots of action, great character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 3/3/2013

    " Liked this and the fast moving action in it - liked it better than the other in the series I read as the Seneca references made more sense to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa Eger | 2/25/2013

    " Well-written but somewhat implausible story. Too too violent for me. Rape, murder, torture. Even the heroine is tainted by the necessity to kill the bad guys "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/12/2012

    " I'm really enjoying this series with Jane in it. Already onto the next one, Shadow Woman. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/8/2012

    " Outstanding second book, actually better than the first one, if you can believe it. Rockin'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Augustin | 12/21/2011

    " Book 2 of the Jane Whitefield books... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 9/20/2011

    " Had a hard time finishing this book. Most gave at least four stars or more. That is why there are so many books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 5/7/2011

    " Part of an addictive series. I enjoyed this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 4/27/2011

    " An old Jane Whitfield book, the native american "guide", here helping a boy and a woman who may be part of the savings and loan failures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teesa | 10/6/2010

    " I reread this series this summer and it stands up...could not put this one down until I turned the last page. I got lost in Jane Whitefield's character and the glimpse into the world of the Seneca tribal traditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke | 7/21/2010

    " Much better than the first book. Really good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/2/2010

    " Jane Whitfield scares me- in a good way. Smart, tough, like a more constrained Kate Shugak. The plot was clever, but the penultimate chapters were so brutal that they blunted my enjoyment of the book. Still a good read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 5/20/2010

    " I didn't like this one as much as the first. I feel like the romance with Carey came out of nowhere and I didn't buy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/21/2010

    " This book was about a woman whose job is to help people who are in trouble. She is really a cool character. Light reading for me.. a great book to recommend to people who like this sort of thing in a readers advisory role. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/12/2010

    " I will always be grateful to Annie for turning me onto this series. Jane's chosen vocation is fascinating, and he draws some extremely menacing bad guys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/3/2010

    " Liked this and the fast moving action in it - liked it better than the other in the series I read as the Seneca references made more sense to me. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry received a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in English from the University of Rochester. He won an Edgar for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Southern California.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.