Poison Flower (Jane Whitefield Series #7)

Poison Flower (Jane Whitefield Series #7)

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by Thomas Perry
     
 

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Poison Flower, the seventh novel in Thomas Perry’s celebrated Jane Whitefield series, opens as Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife’s murder, out of the heavily guarded criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles. But the price of Shelby’s freedom is high. Within minutes, men posing as police officers kidnap Jane

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Poison Flower, the seventh novel in Thomas Perry’s celebrated Jane Whitefield series, opens as Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife’s murder, out of the heavily guarded criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles. But the price of Shelby’s freedom is high. Within minutes, men posing as police officers kidnap Jane and, when she tries to escape, shoot her.

Jane’s captors are employees of the man who really killed Shelby’s wife. He believes he won’t be safe until Shelby is dead, and his men will do anything to force Jane to reveal Shelby’s hiding place. But Jane endures their torment, and is willing to die rather than betray Shelby. Jane manages to escape but she is alone, wounded, thousands of miles from home with no money and no identification, hunted by the police as well as her captors. She must rejoin Shelby, reach his sister before the hunters do, and get them both to safety.

In this unrelenting, breathtaking cross-country battle, Jane survives by relying on the traditions of her Seneca ancestors. When at last Jane turns to fight, her enemies face a cunning and ferocious warrior who has one weapon that they don’t.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
Fans of Jane Whitefield know what to expect from this fearless Indian guide in Thomas Perry's quick-witted capers: cunning strategies, clever disguises, ingenious escape tactics and breathtaking cross-country chases. Perry delivers to order in Poison Flower
—The New York Times Book Review
Publishers Weekly
Near the start of Perry’s exciting seventh Jane Whitefield novel (after 2009’s Runner), Jane cleverly frees prisoner James Shelby, unjustly convicted of murdering his wife, from the criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles, though crooks posing as cops who are working for the real killer seize Jane after shooting her in the leg. Jane, who later manages to escape, fights back by drawing on the special warrior skills passed down from her Seneca ancestors. As Jane takes on various thugs and assorted enemies, including a predatory hotel manager, she demonstrates that brains, cunning, and determination conquer brawn and arrogance. Despite the emphasis on action, Perry ensures the characters shine, notably Shelby and an abused wife who hooks up with Jane. While Jane lives a quiet double life as the devoted wife of a surgeon in upstate New York, she no longer need pretend that she wants to give up her job of helping the innocent. Agent: Robert Lescher, Lescher & Lescher. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
"Anyone who has read Perry knows the anticipatory pleasure that comes just from holding a new book with his name on the cover. Fans of Jane, last seen in Runner, will enjoy this elegantly written tale of pursuit and revenge." —Library Journal
Library Journal
Despite having promised her husband that she would retire, Jane Whitefield, a Seneca woman who helps abused women and other victims disappear, is drawn back to her calling by the case of James Shelby, an innocent man imprisoned for murdering his runaway wife. Jane engineers an ingenious escape and is soon on the run with Shelby. They are joined by a woman whose ex-husband is tracking her with deadly intent. On their trail are three goons, employed by a wealthy man who kills his sexual companions for kicks. The men capture and torture Jane, after which they intend to auction her off to the men she has harmed by her past heroics. But Jane, ever resourceful and always in touch with her tribe's spiritual roots, has other plans in mind. VERDICT Anyone who has read Perry knows the anticipatory pleasure that comes just from holding a new book with his name on the cover. Fans of Jane, last seen in Runner (2009), will enjoy this elegantly written tale of pursuit and revenge.—Ron Terpening, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802194695
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Jane Whitefield Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
66,843
File size:
2 MB

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From the Publisher
"Anyone who has read Perry knows the anticipatory pleasure that comes just from holding a new book with his name on the cover. Fans of Jane, last seen in Runner, will enjoy this elegantly written tale of pursuit and revenge." —-Library Journal

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Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award, including for Good-bye and Amen by Beth Gutcheon.

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Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
bewhoyouareandbethatwell More than 1 year ago
I love Thomas Perry's books. I wait for each one to come out because his insights into human nature and tight narratives are excellent. Having said that, although I liked this book, there was a long series of scenes of torture that made it most unpleasant for the first fifty pages. Call me squeamish, but that wasn't much fun.
Sansabiel More than 1 year ago
I love Jane Whiefield and all the Native American lore included in her adventures.
ReneeP55 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book in this series. I only started reading the series when Runner came out, so I didn't have to wait the 10 years between books 5 and 6. I was thrilled when the new book came out and it did not disappoint. The characters created by Thomas Perry are always so well developed and full (and I've read some of his other books, too). I hope another Jane Whitefield book won't be too far off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read, you can't put it down once you start!
avid-readerCA More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed each book of this series and would hope that there are more in the future. Edge of the seat and great characterizations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an enjoyable read. The main character gives much of herself to setting the world right. Although I would recommend this book, it would have been better if there was a little more excitement and electricity in the writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good but it is sounding like he will kill off Jane or take her out of the business soon. Will be sad to see her go.
Heide More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I double-checked before pre-ordering the digital version of this book. The Kindle version is $9.99...not sure why the Nook version is $16.08.
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I have read the first 5 books in this series. This one was very violent and unbelievable. Lost count of the dead bodies. How much can happen to Jane?
kax24 More than 1 year ago
Total rip off charging $1 less for an electronic book than for the hard cover version! Kindle version is selling for $9.99. I'll go buy it from them, hack it and load it on my nook. You lost the sale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't you people ever get tired of the poor, abused imdian sctick? I certainly do.