Jane Whitefield, the fearless "guide" who helps people in trouble disappear, has just begun her quiet new life as Mrs. Carey McKinnon when she is called upon again to face her toughest opponents yet. Jane must try to save a young girl fleeing a deadly mafioso. The deceptively simple task of hiding the girl propels Jane into the center of horrific events and pairs her with Bernie the Elephant, the Mafia's moneyman. Bernie has a photographic memory, and in order to undo an evil that has been growing for half a century, he and Jane engineer the biggest theft of all time---stealing billions from hidden Mafia accounts---only to face the unprecedented problem of what to do with that much money.
©2008 Thomas Perry (P)2010 Tantor
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
I've read and listened to this series with real enjoyment. The stories are entertaining and the main character is a fascinating woman. Don't expect highly nuanced plots or large casts of complex characters in this series. Instead you get straight forward action and intriguing tips on how good guys can foil and beat bad guys. Really fun and fast plots.
Unfortunately Ms. Bean robs much of the intrigue from these books with her narration of male voices. She drops her pitch approx an octave, appears to constrict her throat, and gives all of them a painfully gravely voice. Hurts to listen to and really distracts this listener from the plot line.
Narrator is good, except her mispronunciation of italian surnames and italian accent is especially annoying. How did nobody notice this? Otherwise narration is fine and matches pace of the story.
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