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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Perry Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455187362
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Thirteen bodies are found in a Louisville restaurant. When the police can find no suspect or motive, the family of one of the victims seeks the services of the enigmatic and solitary Roy Prescott, known for his ability to find people who don’t want to be found.

Working outside the law and willing to do what the police can’t, Prescott hunts the killer, an elusive adversary who is as smart, as methodical, as deadly as he is. The only way to conduct this pursuit is to goad the killer into believing that he must kill Roy Prescott. It is a contest fought from one end of the country to the other, and both men understand that, when it’s over, only one of them will be alive. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant…A bona fide nail-biter…Thomas Perry’s cerebral thrillers unfold methodically, in extremely sharp focus. His attention to detail is so intense that it generates its own brand of quiet suspense.”

    New York Times

  • “Once Prescott takes the job, the novel shifts into a gear so high that putting the book aside is no longer an option…A bravura performance from one of the few crime writers who never lets you down.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Perry is the best suspense writer in the business…Pursuit is relentless, filled with twists and turns, that rare page-turner that keeps one reading late into the night to finish.”

    Boston Globe

  • “An elaborate cat-and-mouse game…The traps Prescott devises to catch his prey—and the ways in which Varney eludes them are fascinating.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another unrelentingly suspenseful tale by the talented Perry…A compulsive page-turner populated with characters living amid the shades of gray that surround right and wrong.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of the 2002 Gumshoe Award for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Lampe | 11/29/2013

    " I love Thomas Perry's books. I'm glad I didn't discover him until 2010 because I spent many happy hours catching up. His books remind me of Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, Ed McBain. Well written and thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvin | 10/28/2013

    " A good ride told in first person. Dark and driving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roberta | 10/21/2013

    " Large print boredom buster. Way too violent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cari | 8/27/2013

    " Perry never fails to keep me hanging on every word and this novel was no exception. The chase of a professional killer by a man just-this-side of the same same coin lead all over the country and to some nail-biting on my part. Great for anyone who enjoys suspense! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/7/2013

    " I loved the references to Buffalo! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A | 1/2/2012

    " Although I enjoyed the book, I didn't become really "into" it until well into the book. It was a different type of thriller than I usually read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Icicle4 | 8/27/2011

    " Thomas Perry is a decent thriller writer who has written a number of good books. This one is no exception. I'm surprised he isn't more popular; this book was kind of like an older (good) Lee Child book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 7/3/2011

    " My first Thomas Perry book so maybe that's why it's still my favorite. Honestly I enjoyed the chapters with the cold blooded hitman more than the protaganist chapters- he's THAT creepy and smart. Taut believable story and a pretty quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/11/2011

    " It was a very good book, I figured it out too fast. So I moved to other authors. I would like to be stumped, jaw drop, or a big intake of breath. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 8/20/2010

    " he is a great story teller "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/8/2010

    " This guy can really craft a story and Pursuit is another great one. It's a stand alone - not part of a series. Circumstances here pit one assassin in pursuit of another and it's fascinating. Who will make the first mistake? Only Perry could pull this off convincingly and he really does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/1/2010

    " I read this book some time ago. Now I am listening to it. I always like Perry's books. This one is more of a character study -- two killers, but with different ethics. "

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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

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.