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Runner by Thomas Perry


Runner by Thomas Perry

Jane Whitefield is a fiercely intelligent, wildly resourceful Native American woman. For ten years, she worked in a most unusual profession, helping people escape from their enemies and become runners, for whom she created new identities. Until she got married and promised her new husband, a surgeon in Amherst, New York, that she would give up her job and settle for a quieter, less dangerous life. But when a bomb explodes in the middle of a hospital fundraiser, Jane finds herself face to face with the cause of the explosion: a young girl, who's pregnant and has been tracked across the country by a team of hired assassins. That night, regardless of the vow she made to her husband, Jane has to revisit old skills and old contacts. Saving one last victim is going to send Jane off on a mission that could be a rescue operation - or a chance for revenge.


'Breakneck action ... fascinating on the nuts and bolts of starting a new life with a new identity'Scotsman. * Scotsman * 'Perry ... gradually unravels his mysteries without hyperbole or resorting to gimmicks or contrived climaxes, making his characters tell the story'
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About the Author

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and a writer and producer of prime time network television shows. He is the author of fourteen novels. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

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Publication date

7th January 2010


Thomas Perry

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Quercus Publishing


320 pages


Crime & mystery



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