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Hooray, Jane Whitefiles is back, this time helping a pregnant woman hide from a group of vicious hunters. — Louise Jones

February 2009 Indie Next List

“Good people whose lives are threatened go to Jane Whitefield, a Native American guide, who gives them a new identity and teaches them how to successfully remain hidden and live their lives. Now married, and retired, Jane is again drawn into action when a young pregnant girl shows up desperately in need of help. Perry has created one of the most unique characters in the thriller genre.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM


Jane Whitefield—the fierce and resourceful heroine of Thomas Perry's most popular thrillers—returns from retirement to guide a fugitive out of danger.


For more than a decade, Jane Whitefield 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 guns-for-hire. That night, regardless of what she wants or the vow she’s made to her husband, Jane must come back to transform one more victim into a runner. Her quest for safety sets in motion a mission that may be as much of a rescue operation as it is a chance for revenge.

About the Author

THOMAS PERRY is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the best-selling novels Nightlife, Death Benefits, and Pursuit. He won the Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Praise For…

Praise for Thomas Perry   “Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so.”—Robert B. Parker   “Nobody writes thrillers like Thomas Perry . . . His books are unpredictable, action-packed, and fueled by a cynical wit and observant eye for detail.”—San Francisco Chronicle   “Perry is so skillful with the old chase-and-pursuit routine, creates such interesting characters, and writes about them so tellingly, one wants more immediately, not next year—right now.”—Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547247922
ISBN-10: 0547247923
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 7th, 2010
Pages: 448
Language: English