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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (562 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Perry Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Till Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Inspired.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Brilliant.”

    Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser series

  • “Ingenious.”

    George Pelecanos, author of The Double

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindig | 2/18/2014

    " interesting plot as usual for this writer but dragged "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Edie | 2/15/2014

    " Had me on the edge of my seat until the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Viccy | 2/8/2014

    " Well-known for his series of books featuring Jane Whitfield, the Edgar Award-winning Perry has, in recent years, turned his talents to writing intelligent novels, centering on people in trouble. Six years ago, private investigator, Jack Till, an ex-LAPD detective, helped restaurateur Wendy Harper escape from assassins. He taught her how to disappear into another life. Now, he needs to find her. Many believe she is dead, killed by her ex-boyfriend, Eric Turner. But Paul and Sylvie Turner, the assassins hired to kill Wendy, know better. Now, Jack has to find Wendy, convince her to come in from the cold to save Eric and keep her alive long enough to make it back to Los Angeles. Perry excels at procedural details and maintains a breakneck pace while developing the relationship between Wendy and Jack, who has led a rather monastic life, caring for his 21-year old daughter with Down syndrome, Holly. The ending arrives a little abruptly but the chase is worth the read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 1/28/2014

    " kind of a far out premiss but entertaining story with some droll back and forth between main characters throughout the book "

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