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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (360 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Perry Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781400180271
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A careful, methodical young data analyst for a California insurance company, John Walker knows when people will marry, at what age they will most likely have children, and when they will die. All signs point to a long successful career-until Max Stillman, a gruff security consultant, appears without warning at the office. It seems a colleague with whom Walker once had an affair has disappeared after paying a very large death benefit to an impostor. Stillman wants to find and convict her; Walker is convinced the woman is innocent. Now Walker teams up with Stillman on an urgent north-by-northeast race-relentlessly leading to a pay-off that just might shock the life out of him. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so. Robert B. Parker
  • “[An] intriguing and extremely well-written new thriller…This is a sharp, suspenseful, successful debut for a pair of unlikely compatriots, marked by Perry’s edgy, noirish style, lively dialogue, and superb pacing.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Edgar Award–winning Perry is the kind of writer who can make any subject enthralling…[He] never lets up on the suspense. Masterful.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom/Dorothy | 1/15/2014

    " Good fast read. Who'd think of the insurance industry as the vehicle for a gripping mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 1/12/2014

    " First half was interesting. I liked it a lot. A so-so last half gets it three stars overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 1/12/2014

    " Really good! About insurance fraud, which sounds terribly boring, but it's his typical adventure story. I need to make sure I catch up on him & his books. This is about, eventually, a small town in New Hampshire that's really frightening in a Stepford Wives kind of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray | 12/11/2013

    " Very fast paced and an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/11/2013

    " Certainly not great lit, but Thomas Perry is a fabulous storyteller. Hope he writes more in the Jane Whitefield series, she's my hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/14/2013

    " Good book, but not quite as entertaining as the Jane books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 7/29/2013

    " If I would have remembered that I had read one of Thomas Perry's books before I would not have read this book. He seems to go on really long tangents to the story line. I find the characters a bit flat and I personally like a mystery/ thriller to move at a faster pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayma | 6/23/2013

    " Who'd've thought a story about an insurance company could be so interesting? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aryn | 4/20/2013

    " He's always great. Have enjoyed the first 4 chapters and got sidetracked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Troup | 3/31/2013

    " Good characters and an unusual plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Atkinson | 3/28/2013

    " Good story, good thriller, main characters typical of many books, not particularly original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 9/8/2012

    " This was another Thomas Perry stand-a-lone that was well-crafted and good to the last word. I have found I could rely on Perry to give me a story with twists and turns I didn't see coming and characters I admire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cari | 8/20/2012

    " Perry writes a good, quick read. This one was ok, but left me wanting in the end - seemed a bit far-fetched for my taste (even for a good, ol' fashioned suspense novel). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/16/2012

    " It was very long. It could have been much shorter!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Lampe | 11/9/2011

    " I love Thomas Perry's books - this is no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 6/13/2011

    " Blah. Persuit, Blood Money, Runner and Night Life are MUCH BETTER than this poor chase effort. Uninteresting characters result in 2 of 10 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/30/2011

    " Good book, but not quite as entertaining as the Jane books. "

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

    " He's always great. Have enjoyed the first 4 chapters and got sidetracked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/9/2010

    " I love Thomas Perry's books - this is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 9/12/2009

    " Certainly not great lit, but Thomas Perry is a fabulous storyteller. Hope he writes more in the Jane Whitefield series, she's my hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 8/24/2009

    " This was another Thomas Perry stand-a-lone that was well-crafted and good to the last word. I have found I could rely on Perry to give me a story with twists and turns I didn't see coming and characters I admire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 4/22/2009

    " Library browse pick. Nothing too deep. Good for genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cari | 7/13/2008

    " Perry writes a good, quick read. This one was ok, but left me wanting in the end - seemed a bit far-fetched for my taste (even for a good, ol' fashioned suspense novel). "

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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

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.