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  • Posted July 26, 2013

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    The protagonist and his adversary in this newest terrific, susp


    The protagonist and his adversary in this newest terrific, suspenseful read from Thomas Perry have many similarities: Both Jack Till, retired LAPD homicide detective now working as a private investigator, and the man he nicknames The Boyfriend are both highly intelligent, patient, meticulous, proficient with various kinds of weaponry, and very lethal. Mostly they are both loners. Till, however, has a daughter with Down Syndrome of whom he is very protective. His wife had left them and divorced him shortly after she was diagnosed, unable to cope. Holly is now 28 years old, employed at a florist shop and living in a group home where she is well looked after. Till had retired after 23 years as a cop, and now embarks upon a relentless search for a killer.

    The man Till is seeking is completely cold-blooded. He preys upon young, beautiful women, all of a very similar physical type, and all ‘working girls,’ albeit highly-paid escorts earning several thousand dollars a day, as opposed to streetwalkers. And all very vulnerable to the young, good-looking charmer, to their peril. He has apparently killed several of them in all different parts of the country. He has come to Till’s attention when the parents of the latest victim seek his help, when the police have, literally, no clues as to his identify. He agrees to take the case and undertakes the investigation, and soon uncovers the connection to the other murders. After 23 years as a cop, he “had an instinctive sense that this man was something he hadn’t seen before.”

    Thomas Perry is the author, among his 21 previous books, of the wonderful Jane Whitefield series, and his newest is as much a page-turner as were those novels. He manages an ending that is wonderfully elegant. This was a terrific read, and is highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

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    Jack Till is a retired detective, now private investigator. He i

    Jack Till is a retired detective, now private investigator. He is hired by some parents to find the killer of their daughter who worked as an escort. Till uses the on-line ad system to search for clues as to why someone might have wanted to kill her. As his eyes fog over he picks up a pattern with other escorts. Soon Till is trying to get to the other escorts before they too are killed.

    When Jack realizes the killer's motives, he knows that the killer is a cold calculating expert that has a lot bigger motives than just murdering escorts. He has other targets in mind and the escorts may just be loose ends. This makes him a lot more dangerous than most of the bad guys Jack has chased in the past.

    Besides Jack's chase, the story focuses on the story of the killer (Joey Moreland), how he came to be and what his motives are. Perry does a good job of this though the reader never gains any sympathy for Moreland. He also has a few action packed scenes with Jack racing to try to learn Moreland's identity and trying to prevent some of the things Moreland does.

    This is a very good investigative mystery with dabs of breakneck action thrown in. I would have given it a full five stars but I felt that Jack slips away from the "good guy" path a few times in the story. Still I give it a strong four stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    For Thomas Perry fans--a must read

    Suspenseful. I love all Thomas Perry books. This was top-notch!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    I enjoyed this book very much, Thomas Perry has always Been on



    I enjoyed this book very much, Thomas Perry has always
    Been one of my favorite authors.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

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    First book I read of Thomas Perry's and I couldn't put it down

    First book I read of Thomas Perry's and I couldn't put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Are you joking.??

    25.00 for a nook book? Insane, not gonna happen!

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