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Dance for the Dead | [Thomas Perry]

Dance for the Dead

When eight-year-old Timothy Decker finds his parents brutally murdered, it's clear the Deckers weren't the intended victims: Timothy's own room---ransacked, all traces of his existence expertly obliterated---is the shocking evidence. Timothy's nanny, Mona, is certain about only one thing. Timmy needs to disappear, fast. Only Jane Whitefield, a Native American "guide" who specializes in making victims vanish, can lead him to safety.
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When eight-year-old Timothy Decker finds his parents brutally murdered, it's clear the Deckers weren't the intended victims: Timothy's own room---ransacked, all traces of his existence expertly obliterated---is the shocking evidence. Timothy's nanny, Mona, is certain about only one thing. Timmy needs to disappear, fast.

Only Jane Whitefield, a Native American "guide" who specializes in making victims vanish, can lead him to safety. But diverting Jane's attention is Mary Perkins, a desperate woman with S&L fraud in her past. Stalking Mary is a ruthless predator determined to find her---and the fortune she claims she doesn't have.

Jane quickly creates a new life for Mary and jumps back on Timmy's case...not knowing that the two are fatefully linked to one calculating killer.

©2008 Thomas Perry; (P)2009 Tantor

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    Cecil Temple Hills, MD, United States 04-09-11
    Cecil Temple Hills, MD, United States 04-09-11 Member Since 2008
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    "*****5 Stars for Thomas Perry"

    Once again Jane Whitefield is at her best. Thomas Perry has a winner, there is no more attractive character than Jane Whitefield

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne SUMMERFIELD, FL, United States 08-27-12
    Lynne SUMMERFIELD, FL, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good book!"

    This was the last of three books in this series and it didn't disappoint. If you haven't read the others, wait to read this one- this is a series that is best read in order. Love Thomas Perry's writing.

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    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 07-09-13
    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 07-09-13 Member Since 2007

    Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.

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    "Perry is better than this book offers"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed almost everything T. Perry has written. Inventive plots, fast dialog, and intriguing characters are all to be found in his books.

    While Jane Whitefield is truly and intriguing character, this book doesn't take much advantage of that. This is mostly confection without a whole lot to sink your teeth into. Yes, there are both tension and twists in the plot, but they don't really carry the reader anywhere that contains those wonderful surprises that we all love in good books.

    One of Perry's trademarks is his ability to turn his plots into puzzles that the reader is compelled to figure out before the bad guys do. "Dance for the Dead" had some of that but just not enough to make it a 4 or 5 star listen.

    Re the narrator: Ms. Bean has a wonderful timbre to her voice when narrating a woman's or child's role. But when she is reading as a man, her throat seems to tighten up and you could swear that she is recovering from laryngitis

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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 06-02-13
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Always enjoy the Jane Whitefield books"

    Interesting reading. If I were planning an alternate life I imagine some of these books would have a few pointers. But not just that. I find Jane a most likable character and a great deal more patient than I. So at times I find myself in the middle of my own dialogue while listening to the Perry books. Somewhat crazy I guess. I hope so.

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    R. J. Melton OKC 05-31-13
    R. J. Melton OKC 05-31-13 Member Since 2008

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I liked it less than the first, but I perserver!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book took off in the middle of a fight scene, one in which you did not know the characters, their motivations, or a clue of what JANE was up to. The answers drifted through the book like leaves in early fall...most of the time I was just trying to figure out WHY Jane chose to help this woman, she doesn't meet Jane's screwy criteria for assistance and it trudges most of the way thru with bright ahining moments of activity...I will say I now have a better idea of the S&L debacle in the 80's. I'm sticking thru book four only because I already bought 3 & 4, 5-8 are very unlikely...but we'll see if Jane fleshes out first.

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    Toby lexington, MA, United States 11-21-12
    Toby lexington, MA, United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Not Butcher's Boy!"

    This was my first Jane Whitefield book. I made the mistake of thinking, since it is written by Thomas Perry, it would be like the Butcher's Boy series. It isn't. I had to get used to Joyce Bean's narration, first off. She did grow on me. The story dragged in parts, filled with detail that, in my opinion, did not move the story forward.I did like Jane's attachment to her Indian heritage. And the fact that the main character is a tough, strong, smart woman. I stayed with it, and will probably try another Jane Whitefield in fact. It was entertaining enough, but not riveting. Would give 3 1/2 stars if I could.

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    Kevin Santa Susana, CA, United States 07-22-11
    Kevin Santa Susana, CA, United States 07-22-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Overated"

    I read (listened to) the Butcher's Boy and the Informant before this one and find the ratings for Dance for the Dead too high. The narration is a let down. I have observed, for my own taste, that men can do women's voices pretty well but women fail when portraying men... generally. Beyond this observation, the narrator also sounded like she was reading rather than acting the parts, at times.

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