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3.00223964165733 out of 53.00223964165733 out of 53.00223964165733 out of 53.00223964165733 out of 53.00223964165733 out of 5 3.00 (893 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: January 2009 ISBN: 9781400180189
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After a nine-year absence, the fiercely resourceful Native American guide Jane Whitefield is back, in the latest superb thriller by award-winning author Thomas Perry. For more than a decade, Jane pursued her unusual profession: "I'm a guide...I show people how to go from places where somebody is trying to kill them to other places where nobody is." Then she promised her husband she would never work again and settled in to live a happy, quiet life as Jane McKinnon, the wife of a surgeon in Amherst, New York. But when a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fundraiser, Jane finds herself face to face with the cause of the explosion: a young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters.That night, regardless of what she wants or the vow that she's made to her husband, Jane must come back to transform one more victim into a runner. And her quest for safety sets in motion a mission that will be a rescue operation-or a chance for revenge. Runner is Thomas Perry at the top of his form. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Blending the frenetic pacing of a top-notch thriller with Native American mysticism, this entry will more than satisfy longtime fans. Publishers Weekly
  • “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

  • “Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so.”

    Robert B. Parker

  • “The timing of the return of superheroine Jane Whitefield couldn’t be better.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Blending the frenetic pacing of a top-notch thriller with Native American mysticism, this entry will more than satisfy longtime fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] deeply satisfying adventure.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Millicent | 2/17/2014

    " another terrific plot and characters i can care about. difficult to put it down until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/10/2014

    " Not as good as some of the earlier books in the series, which I really liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/6/2014

    " Pretty clever and entertaining suspense tale featuring Jane Whitefield, a Seneca Indian in Upstate New York who helps people disappear from dangerous situations, assume new identities, and acquire survival skills. Here she is pulled out of retirement from this service by a runaway 20-year old who is six weeks pregnant. She is escaping from a complex domestic violence situation in which her future baby has special value to her boy has special value to her real estate boyfriend and boss in San Diego. Jane tries to avoid violence as much as possible, but the dangers posed by the multiple people looking for Christine make that hard to avoid this time around. This 6 of 7th in the series was worth the ride, although the formula begins to show through. "

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

    " Love how Jane saves the day again, but it didn't quite have the heart and soul of Perry's previous Whitefield novels. Missed the witty talk between Jane and her husband, and (besides throwing money at the problem to buy fake ID, etc.) she didn't have any brillant solutions to hide the person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/18/2014

    " Maybe I wasn't in the mood for something fast-paced. It was good as these things go. A little TOO much suspension of disbelief required. Some is always needed for thrillers. I liked Jane but she was almost too perfect. It's a good light fast-paced thriller though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/31/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but the earlier Jane Whitefield books were much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri Vigil | 12/3/2013

    " First time I've read Thomas Perry. Gave this 4 stars but I am unsure whether I will try another one. Maybe i'll try another one about Jane Whitefield at a later date. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn Rose | 11/29/2013

    " I read many of the earlier Jane Whitefield books several years ago and liked them a bunch. But I never really connected with this one. Some of the characters were flat and I couldn't seem to get close to others, especially the girl in jeopardy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/26/2013

    " I just picked up this book from the new releases at the library. I really liked it, but I have since realized that it is the 6th book in a series. Looks like I have some catching up to do! I was able to follow everything though, so I don't think you have to read them in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna L. | 10/6/2013

    " This is a different kind of thriller/mystery with a psychic twist. But I did learn a little about psychics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/8/2013

    " When a bomb goes off in a hospital, Jane Whitefield helps a young pregnant woman escape six people trying to kidnap her. A fun thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 1/7/2013

    " This was a good book. If you need a page turner this is it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 9/28/2012

    " This book builds suspense just to have it be drowned out by wordiness. I couldn't get into this book because the "hero" was an idiot that continually stumbled upon dumb luck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 5/25/2012

    " It was so good to step into Jane's world again. I hope there will be more books in this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/5/2012

    " Another very excellent Jane Whitfield. Still the best series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 7/26/2011

    " This book is about a woman who helps desperate people escape from their abusers. She is descended from the Seneca Indians of New York & there is a lot of interesting background. This tale is also chock full of violence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 7/8/2011

    " I don't usually read things like this, but it was an interesting story. It told of a young girl being chased by her abusive boyfriend who turns to Jane Whitefield who has spent years helping people escape situations and set up new identities. It would make a really good, suspenseful movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/26/2011

    " This is the first Thomas Perry book I have read. It's not bad but nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/23/2011

    " This is the first Thomas Perry book I have read. It's not bad but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/24/2011

    " for the most part a in depth look at a woman who helps people in trouble establish a new life and all that goes into establishing a new identity and disappearing from a pursuer
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosalynmp | 1/13/2011

    " Trying too hard....got bored and skipped through
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 1/2/2011

    " A little far fetched, but good nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/22/2010

    " OK, but totally ridiculous at points. Bicycling at 40 mph? That's some serious speed for anyone other than a very serious cyclist "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 9/9/2010

    " A few missteps at the beginning of this book. I suppose the author was trying to show that Jane was out of practice after a 5 year hiatus from helping people escape various bad guys. The plot of this one was pregnant-woman-in-peril, and some of the action was truly heart-pounding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 7/10/2010

    " I have loved the Jane Whitefield series! Thomas Perry had a long gap between #5 and #6, so glad he added another book. As always a fast paced page turning adventure right to the end. I love the strength and intelligence that he give's his character Jane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 7/9/2010

    " This is a good Jane Whitefield novel. It is full of suspense and the chracters are believable. A good story.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamlyn | 5/5/2010

    " Recommended by some random person in the library, and turned out to be pretty good. I like the strong female main character. The whole story about the rich kid was pretty ridiculous, but there was enough action to keep me reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 4/4/2010

    " Good read, same as all the others more or less. Bit more emotional stuff in this one. "

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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.