Runner : Jane Whitefield

  • by Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by Joyce Bean
  • Series: Jane Whitefield
  • 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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Customer Reviews

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Boring as a textbook

There is no mystery of any kind. This is merely a textbook on detailed tactics of evasion. From good guys down to bad guys, and everyone in between, none of the characters are believable, especially not in their motivations. ("That's a beautiful dress!" exclaims one of the characters, while escaping from a bombing.)

A big deal is made out of the protagonist's native heritage, but it's gratuitous; it doesn't figure in, or add to, the story in any way
and if it has any significance to the protaganist's character, the author fails to make that connection. It comes off like sticking a Groucho Marx nose on an evening gown model.

AUDIO: Bean is adequate, making fewer errors than many, but not excellent. Maybe a C-.
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- Lehua of Pacifica "Lehua of Pacifica"

Riveting

This plot had me panting and drooling for more. Totally captivating. Well written, full of believable action and vivid descriptions. Makes you feel like you're standing alongside the characters. Also well read by narrator. If you like action, I recommend this book.
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- Jackie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio