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Runner: A Jane Whitefield Novel

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Publisher's Summary

After a nine-year absence, the fiercely resourceful Native American guide Jane Whitefield is back, in the latest superb thriller by award-winning author Thomas Perry. For more than a decade, Jane pursued her unusual profession: "I'm a guide...I show people how to go from places where somebody is trying to kill them to other places where nobody is." Then she promised her husband she would never work again and settled in to live a happy, quiet life as Jane McKinnon, the wife of a surgeon in Amherst, New York.

But when a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fundraiser, Jane finds herself face to face with the cause of the explosion: a young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters.That night, regardless of what she wants or the vow that she's made to her husband, Jane must come back to transform one more victim into a runner. And her quest for safety sets in motion a mission that will be a rescue operation - or a chance for revenge.

©2009 Thomas Perry; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[A] deeply satisfying adventure" (Library Journal)
"Blending the frenetic pacing of a top-notch thriller with Native American mysticism, this entry will more than satisfy longtime fans." (Publishers Weekly)

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    James San Antonio, TX, United States 05-27-09
    James San Antonio, TX, United States 05-27-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Runner"

    Super Woman and Fairy Godmother all in one. Probably the most boring, dullest book I have ever purchased. The narrarator was "corny" when she tried to do men's dialogue. Glad I bought this one on sale.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Susan texas 04-06-09
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    "Waste of a credit"

    I felt like I wasted my credit. I couldn't even get through the first half of the book. The reader doesn't have any inflection. The book is to detailed and repetitive.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Seattle 05-30-11
    Regina Seattle 05-30-11 Member Since 2016
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    "50 Ways to Leave Yr Lover"

    Runner Jane Whitefield might have the dullest fictional marriage in America. All she and hubby do is tell each other how much they love, love and love each other. Their relationship bogs now every book with them in it, but it sinks this one. Please, Thomas Perry, give the poor woman a divorce or read a little John Sanford. He married off Lucas Davenport with no ills effects.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Auckland, New Zealand 12-06-11
    Ian Auckland, New Zealand 12-06-11 Member Since 2007
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    "I kept waiting for it to get better."

    It didn’t. Seven hours in I just had to stop. It was difficult not to keep reflecting on all the implausible plot elements or unrealistic character actions. If I had my credit to spend again it would not be here.

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    bonnie 03-03-10
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    "Ho Hum"

    Not the worst book I've listened to, but certainly NOT a thriller. Painstaking attention to detail which I suppose is to take us away from the fact that nothing is happening.

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