Jane knows all the tricks; in fact, she has invented several of them herself in the ten years she has been teaching fugitives to live with new identities. Many of her clients have been innocent people whom the institutions of society have been too slow and cumbersome to protect, but an increasing number have been like the gambler Harry Kemple: people who aren't especially admirable but who aren't bad enough to deserve to die prematurely.
Jane opens her door to find in her house an uninvited visitor named John Felker, the latest to run to her for sanctuary. Felker is not like the others Jane has helped, and everything about him is disquieting. He doesn't even know whom he is running from - only that whoever is framing him as an embezzler has already circulated an open contract in the prison system for his death. Maybe his problems began years ago, when he was a policeman; a good cop makes an enemy with each arrest. But perhaps he is still a policeman and has invented precisely the right story to entrap Jane. Or perhaps he is something even worse.
The unexpected guest draws this exceptional woman into an adventure of mystery, love and sacrifice, betrayal and vengeance, and propels her on a pursuit that takes her from the night streets of Los Angeles and Vancouver to the dark, unexplored regions of her own mind.
©2008 Thomas Perry; (P)2009 Tantor
It was so slow moving at the start. I fell asleep while listening, missed a chapter and 1/2 and woke up and feeling like I did not miss anything at all. It was so predictable I felt like shaking the main character and asking her how she can be so dim.
No, just this author.
Limited character voices. Try not to make everyone sound the same
It finally ended.
Narrator is great. Story is very good, quite different from typical mysteries. Jane Whitefield is a neat character - indian who helps people disappear. This is the first book. Worth the listen!
The first half was a little dull. She has an affair with her client and I thought 'uh-oh' and sure enough it turned out to be a bad idea. Things got more exciting in the second half, so I can give it three stars.
Although this novel is pretty outdated for a thriller of this sort, I still enjoyed the fun one-liners, the random native american facts, and the main characters. And, although I was able to guess the ending by the middle of the book, it still left me biting my nails.
I enjoyed the story of someone out there who could help you out of a life threatening situation. Who even had someone to watch her back. But with that much set-up and organization then having an ending with a brutal murder, turned me off.
José M. Batista
Big disappointment after the Butcher's Boy series and Metzger's Dog. I found the main character totally lacking credibility and was totally put off by the indian mystique part.
The narration is overall ok but very inept and irritating when it comes to male voices.
Profanity and crude language really ruin a read for me. This was introduced in the first few minutes of the read and I decided not to continue. Someone who is less sensitive might enjoy it.
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