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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…

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“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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This absorbing adventure should reap even more raves than did Perry's award-winner, The Butcher's Boy, and its successors. Exciting, funny and moving moments blend in events set afoot by Harry and Emma Erskine, abetted by fellow con artists. Flying from a mobster Harry cheated, the couple land in Miami where they enlist a Caribbean smuggler, Lord Carnavaron, in a new scam. Aboard his boat, the three travel to various locales where they recruit other partners on the way to Harry's objective, an uninhabited island far off the shipping lanes. The companions turn the place into an exotic attraction for wealthy vacationers who fulfill Harry's dream of the riches he and his friends intend to accumulate. But they have established the island as an independent country, home to uprooted Caribbeans, and its affluence draws the attention of secret government agencies as well as the Mafia. Here the story builds into unexpected, irresistible dimensions. As armies attempt to take over the country, the author intensifies our feelings for his beguiling group, roguesrogues in name only. (March)
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Harry and Emma Erskine are con artists who leave the States with a lot of money not their own. They team up with Vickers, a professional soldier, and a couple of other less than reputable characters. Poring over maps, they discover an unregistered island that they build up into a tax haven and touristy attraction so successful someone tries an invasion. What begins as a caper soon oozes out in all directions until the cuteness fades, the action becomes predictable, and too many new characters and plot lines appear. The book fizzles out to a boring conclusion of confusing patrotism, Haitian immigrants, and deja vu . A disappointment from the author of Metger's Dog . Robert H. Donahugh, Youngstown and Mahoning Cty. P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399133275
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/26/1988
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 20.00 (w) x 20.00 (h) x 20.00 (d)

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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    Posted April 16, 2012

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    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

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    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.

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

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