Sometimes ignoring your problems won't make them go away. In Silence, by Thomas Perry, character Wendy Harper tries to run away from her situation, but it only creates a series of devastating events.
As a co-owner of a trendy Los Angeles restaurant, Wendy Harper usually arrived home late. One particular night, an assailant greeted her at her home and beat her brutally with a baseball bat. Knowing who was behind the attack, Harper decided she had to get away.
Jack Till worked for the LAPD for 20 years, and had devoted his life to his special needs daughter. After retirement, he became a private detector. The day Wendy Harper contacted him his quiet life took a turn. He agreed to help Wendy Harper run away and create a new life under a different name, so she could continue her life without harm. Her silence worked for 6 years.
When Wendy Harper disappeared, it was assumed she was dead. After six years, Wendy's previous partner and boyfriend, Eric Fuller is being blamed for the murder. As the recipient of a life insurance policy, it looks like he is the only one with motive. Jack Till realizes Fuller will be found guilty of murder if he doesn't produce Wendy Harper alive and well. He has to convince Harper to come forward, which will put her life in danger. And danger lurks around every corner as married couple Paul and Sylvie Turner have been hired to kill Wendy if she decides to resurface.
Twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat any time you are reading a Thomas Perry novel. Like his books, his life has been one exciting moment after another. Born in Upstate New York, he attended Cornell University and the University of Rochester, and then spent time making a living in various ways including assorted blue collar jobs, teaching, and producing television shows. He now lives in Southern California where he spends his time writing his award winning psychological thrillers.
Six years ago, Jack Till
helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business
partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to
smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and
Sylvie Turner do.
The Turners are merely hired
to do a job, though, and prefer to remain anonymous. When they find that a
middleman has let the true employer know their identities, finishing the job is
no longer enough. Their fee just went up. And now they must double-cross the
man who wants Wendy dead before he can double-cross them—if their jealousy and
cold-blooded calculations don’t result in a fatal lovers’ quarrel first.
With masterful plotting and
unnerving psychological insight, Thomas Perry delivers another mesmerizing
thrill ride. Download and start listening now!