The Old Man

  • by Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.
Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape. Armed mercenaries, spectacularly crashed cars, a precarious love interest, and an unforgettable chase scene through the snow - this is lethal plotting from one of the best in crime fiction.


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Customer Reviews

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Really Good Fugitive Mystery

Hattip to my friend Ted from Lancaster, Pa, whose review nailed this one as the gem it is.

Imagine a former special forces soldier, turned Intelligence Officer being forced into exile in one of his first missions. Some 35 years later he is found. Now he is a hunted man, but by whom?

The characters are smart, talented and vulnerable. The writing is stellar. The pace is relentless. And unlike some, I found the narration top notch.

Be prepared to stay up late! This is a great listening experience.
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- Charles Atkinson

Excellent Thriller

Any additional comments?

Book held my interest... could not stop listening, still awake til 4:00 am... Love Thomas Perry books!If you've read all of Thomas Perry's books I recommend the following audio books:

Killing Floor
Sharpe's Tiger
The Lion's Game
A clean Kill in Tokyo
The Hunter (Victor the Assassin #1)
Beat the Reaper
American Assassin
The Gray Man
Fear Nothing Dean Koontz
Rules of Prey
Absolute Power
The Whole Truth

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- Andrew Stone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2017
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books