Island [NOOK Book]

Overview

Island, first published in 1987 and long out-of-print, one of Thomas Perry’s most sought-after titles, is now available to readers in e-book format. The riveting and entertaining thriller follows a husband-and-wife con team on the run from the Mob, a soldier of fortune between jobs, a two-bit operator with grandiose dreams of tribal dynasty, a sultry CIA operative with divided loyalties, and the most dazzling defector ever to hurl a split-fingered fastball––twentieth-century buccaneers who wash up on a tiny ...
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Island

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Overview

Island, first published in 1987 and long out-of-print, one of Thomas Perry’s most sought-after titles, is now available to readers in e-book format. The riveting and entertaining thriller follows a husband-and-wife con team on the run from the Mob, a soldier of fortune between jobs, a two-bit operator with grandiose dreams of tribal dynasty, a sultry CIA operative with divided loyalties, and the most dazzling defector ever to hurl a split-fingered fastball––twentieth-century buccaneers who wash up on a tiny island in the Caribbean and turn it into a multinational cash machine—but then the shooting starts.

Somebody is trying to invade the island, and that somebody could be anybody: the CIA, NSC or IRS; the most powerful, corrupt bank in the U.S. or the South American cocaine mafia—or it could just be the Los Angeles incarnation of the devil himself, a shadowy figure with a checkered past named Fat Jimmy…

Reviews:

“Island has more thrills than The Butcher’s Boy and more laughs than Metzger’s Dog, and it makes you feel good to read it. A pure delight, start to finish.” – Lawrence Block.

“Thomas Perry’s Island is the tourist trap to end all tourist traps—a fearsomely funny oasis where Gilligan wouldn’t survive the first luau, but where Ivan Boesky or Oliver North might feel right at home. A wild and terrific book.” – Carl Hiaasen
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012864628
  • Publisher: Thomas Perry
  • Publication date: 7/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 127,649
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

THOMAS PERRY is the author of 19 novels including the Jane Whitefield series (Vanishing Act, Dance for the Dead, Shadow Woman, The Face Changers, Blood Money and Runner), Death Benefits, and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for best novel.
He won the Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. The Independent Mystery Bookseller's Association included Vanishing Act in its "100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century," and Nightlife was a New York Times bestseller. Metzger's Dog was voted one of NPR's 100 Killer Thrillers--Best Thrillers Ever.
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 lives in Southern California. His website: www.thomasperryauthor.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Island by Thomas Perry

    Amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Goldenash

    Please rp these kit! They are:
    Goldenkit: Golden she kit with blue eyes.
    Creamkit: Creamy white she kit with light blue eyes.
    Please go to PALLAS 1st result to rp them! Their mother is the leader Dapplestar and they have just been born.-Thank you, Goldenash deputy of Dappleclan

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Wngfg

    Hi my name is Silverlily I'm a silver she cat with loving blue eyes if you want to be my mate please respond here or at Crookedstsr's Promise.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Cheetahstar

    Dapplestar i tryed to join your clan at pallas right? Is so click the one that says can i join.

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