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4.00115207373272 out of 54.00115207373272 out of 54.00115207373272 out of 54.00115207373272 out of 54.00115207373272 out of 5 4.00 (868 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: 9781400180240
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Jane Whitefield is a name to be whispered like a prayer-a shadow woman who rescues the helpless and the hunted when their enemies leave them no place to hide. Now, with the bone-deep cunning of her Native American forebears, she arranges a vanishing act for Pete Hatcher, a Las Vegas gambling executive. It should be a piece of cake, but she doesn't yet know about Earl and Linda-professional destroyers who will cash in if Hatcher dies, killers who love to kill...slowly. From Las Vegas to upstate New York to the Rockies, the race between predator and prey slowly narrows until at last they share an intimacy broken only by death. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A well-paced and complex plot.... Perry leads his [audience] on a galvanizing chase along a twisting, thrilling course. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “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, MWA’s Grand Master Award–winning author

  • “A well-paced and complex plot…Perry leads his [audience] on a galvanizing chase along a twisting, thrilling course.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The suspense is unrelenting.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Bean’s competent reading is a pleasure…[She] is one of the few female narrators who can bring off male characters almost perfectly.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jo | 2/12/2014

    " the chase and the thrilling are as reliably excellent as ever, but i was seriously annoyed by the representation of jane's and carey's marriage. i hoped for a twist that would indicate the absurdity of it, and maybe jane's and carey's side adventures, with their romantic frisson, are that, but i doubt it. perry seems dead serious when he represents jane as wanting a fully dedicated domestic marriage. that this is the novel's weak point is indicated also by perry's failure to resolve it (dramatically, not thematically) at the end. bah. this gets graded down on poor handling of the romantic theme. i wouldn't want to MEET carey, let alone be married to him. he's a non character. i hope jane drops him pronto, or he her. just as long as he goes goes goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 2/7/2014

    " This was quite good - a suspense, thriller about a native American woman who helps people disappear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/26/2014

    " Jane decides to settle down to married life, and she is happy to do so. She just has to tie up some loose ends first, because she accidentally messed up a getaway for one of her clients. Because she has to check in a lot with the new hubby to reassure him, she also leaves some clues behind, which makes it less easier for her and her client to hide and get away. I found Carey a little less likeable in this book, and Jane tended to be a bit stupid in love, but the ends were tied up nicely in this one, making you think maybe Jane really can give up being a guide after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 1/24/2014

    " For suspense, he's the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sage | 1/24/2014

    " It disappointed me for personal reasons. I hate to read about some types of violence. I would have ranked it five stars had he left that out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/15/2014

    " Very good mystery books. Jane Whitefield is a woman who helps people in trouble disappear. Try them, you'll like them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/15/2014

    " Another good book by Thomas Perry. Jane Whitefield saves/hides a man who was dealing with the Las Vegas mob and they are more than slightly annoyed. These are easy and fast read books. A great way to end a day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean Heitman | 1/3/2014

    " A great fast read. Good characters Jane Whitefield is a strong woman who is pitted against some very bad people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/29/2013

    " Love this series. Very exciting and hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 10/24/2013

    " Love, Love Thomas Perry and his Jane Whitefield series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Satchell | 9/29/2013

    " Best of the series in my view, still have a couple more to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Augustin | 6/11/2013

    " Jane Whitefield book 3. I don't want this to end! Where's the next one?? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/24/2013

    " The best of the Jane Whitefield novels so far. I keep worrying about her husband in the future... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 10/20/2012

    " I liked this book for the mystery and intrigue, but there was too much sexual content and the language was worse. I understand the content went along with the characters, hardcore. I was turning pages too see if Jane would get home in time though! Another good book by Thomas Perry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 9/28/2012

    " Another great book by Perry! With Jane's last mission completed she finds that she must return for a final time to ensure that he stays safe and alive. While away, Jane does not realize that her own new family may be in jepordy...enjoy this next book in the Jane Whitefield series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 9/11/2012

    " Well plotted and tense. Somehow I wasn't really pleased to have read it. I think maybe it's that I like my crime novels to have a little something else, e.g. humor, historic details, politics, etc. I've had the same problem with Cornwall of late. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 7/31/2012

    " I was surprised that I didn't enjoy this book more. I typically enjoy these kinds of "thrillers," but there was something about the protagonist Jane Whitefield that I just didn't find compelling. The pacing of the story seemed a bit off, as I didn't really feel engaged until the last 50 pages or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/28/2012

    " I saw this book included on a list called "My Guilty Pleasures," and that about sums it up -- though some aspects of this chase seemed a little drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 4/10/2012

    " Tom and my father both have introduced me to the guilty pleasure of the Paperback Novel. Jane Whitefield novels are particularly fun, methinks, even if they make me skulk around like a badass private eye while I'm reading them. Nothing wrong with that, that's what I always say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 2/24/2012

    " I supposedly read this years ago but I loved getting to know Jane Whitefield again. I doubt I would ever tire of this woman and her capabilities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/10/2011

    " This was pretty good, but reminds me of the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum books, in that I think the character is only good for one book. So although I enjoyed this one okay, I'm not going to chance another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 9/11/2011

    " Love Jane Whitefield. Didn't like this one as much as Dancing for the Dead but in the audiobook, there were actually times I was holding my breath! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 8/9/2011

    " The best one of the series to date -- easily a 4 1/2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 6/29/2011

    " Earl and Linda are some awesome bad guys. Jane has some qualms about helping someone whose problems are related to Las Vegas. One of my favorite series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/9/2011

    " I saw this book included on a list called "My Guilty Pleasures," and that about sums it up -- though some aspects of this chase seemed a little drawn out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 6/27/2010

    " This was quite good - a suspense, thriller about a native American woman who helps people disappear. "

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

    " Earl and Linda are some awesome bad guys. Jane has some qualms about helping someone whose problems are related to Las Vegas. One of my favorite series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 10/16/2009

    " Another good book by Thomas Perry. Jane Whitefield saves/hides a man who was dealing with the Las Vegas mob and they are more than slightly annoyed. These are easy and fast read books. A great way to end a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/8/2009

    " This was pretty good, but reminds me of the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum books, in that I think the character is only good for one book. So although I enjoyed this one okay, I'm not going to chance another one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 7/18/2009

    " I liked this book for the mystery and intrigue, but there was too much sexual content and the language was worse. I understand the content went along with the characters, hardcore. I was turning pages too see if Jane would get home in time though! Another good book by Thomas Perry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/18/2009

    " Love this series. Very exciting and hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 4/28/2009

    " Jane Whitefield book 3. I don't want this to end! Where's the next one?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/10/2009

    " Very good mystery books. Jane Whitefield is a woman who helps people in trouble disappear. Try them, you'll like them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/22/2008

    " Tom and my father both have introduced me to the guilty pleasure of the Paperback Novel. Jane Whitefield novels are particularly fun, methinks, even if they make me skulk around like a badass private eye while I'm reading them. Nothing wrong with that, that's what I always say. "

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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.