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Runner (Jane Whitefield Series #6)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Once more into the thick of things

Ah, Jane , back helping people disappear again, even after you retired. All it took, was a bomb, exploding in the hospital where you work. Yes, its been years since she has helped a runner, but she is definitely back in business. Thomas Perry has revived one of my fa...
Ah, Jane , back helping people disappear again, even after you retired. All it took, was a bomb, exploding in the hospital where you work. Yes, its been years since she has helped a runner, but she is definitely back in business. Thomas Perry has revived one of my favorite characters, better written, grittier, and a style that will keep you reading...through the night. Absolute must read for the fans of Jane Whitefield, and any Thomas Perry fan. If you enjoy this book be sure to read the early ones also. I enjoyed 'Runner' a great deal and grade it a Five Star Read.

posted by Anonymous on October 8, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not the one to start with

I adore Perry's work, and was so excited about another Jane Whitefield story that the moment I got my B&N notice about its release, I turned off the computer and drove to the store. They didn't have it yet, so I returned home and ordered it online.

It was both enjob...
I adore Perry's work, and was so excited about another Jane Whitefield story that the moment I got my B&N notice about its release, I turned off the computer and drove to the store. They didn't have it yet, so I returned home and ordered it online.

It was both enjobable and a disappointment. Perry's Jane is still intriguing, and I like the acknowledgment of the changes happening in her ability to hide/run.

What I didn't find believable was the villain's end of the tale. The character Perry created would not have bothered to chase his prey UNTIL the threat presented to him that would have him take that path. Additionally, the opening action felt not only over the top, but didn't quite make sense. The perspective change with chapters didn't work until after the first few chapters.

Jane's angst over her relationship with her spouse felt stale and repetitive and, if you haven't read the previous tales, rather unnecessary for the current tale. That part of the series didn't seem to move forward at all.

Even with all the problems, Perry's writing is still tight, and he moves you along quickly.

I would highly recommend the previous books in his Jane Whitefield series, but this one only to those of us who missed Jane so much we're willing to let this one be the placeholder until we get the next, and hopefully better, one.

posted by reader100 on March 29, 2009

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  • Posted March 29, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Not the one to start with

    I adore Perry's work, and was so excited about another Jane Whitefield story that the moment I got my B&N notice about its release, I turned off the computer and drove to the store. They didn't have it yet, so I returned home and ordered it online.

    It was both enjobable and a disappointment. Perry's Jane is still intriguing, and I like the acknowledgment of the changes happening in her ability to hide/run.

    What I didn't find believable was the villain's end of the tale. The character Perry created would not have bothered to chase his prey UNTIL the threat presented to him that would have him take that path. Additionally, the opening action felt not only over the top, but didn't quite make sense. The perspective change with chapters didn't work until after the first few chapters.

    Jane's angst over her relationship with her spouse felt stale and repetitive and, if you haven't read the previous tales, rather unnecessary for the current tale. That part of the series didn't seem to move forward at all.

    Even with all the problems, Perry's writing is still tight, and he moves you along quickly.

    I would highly recommend the previous books in his Jane Whitefield series, but this one only to those of us who missed Jane so much we're willing to let this one be the placeholder until we get the next, and hopefully better, one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Fun but preposterous, as many novels today -- I couldn't find much reality in this one except for the abusive context which is real for too many people today with little hope of the kind of new life as portrayed here.

    An unusual and unique plot (this is my first reading of this author). Author keeps the choice of words simple but colorful. Like many novels, it portrays the world apart from the hero as dumb and the authorities as non-existent as the "end justifies the means" of using illegal and immoral means to combat immorality (if we all could justify this, the world would be even more violent than now). As fantasy and "wishful thinking" for those in tough spots it would offer a hope that is non-existent. A plus of the novel is that it reveals little actual graphic depictions of violence (compared to say, James Patterson).

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Blizzardkit

    Pounces onhis brother

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 23, 2010

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