Dead Aim

Dead Aim

by Thomas Perry
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Dead Aim by Thomas Perry

“[Thomas Perry is] a master of nail-biting suspense.”
—Los Angeles Times

In this explosive new novel from the Edgar Award–winning author of The Butcher’s Boy, Blood Money, and other novels of “dazzling ingenuity” (The New York Times Book Review), Thomas Perry gives us a thriller even more startling than his most recent bestseller, Pursuit. In Dead Aim, an unsuspecting man tries to help a young woman on the edge, and finds himself drawn into a lethal struggle with a deadly adversary—and then another, and another, and another.
Robert Mallon has lived for ten quiet years in affluent Santa Barbara, California, when an encounter on a beach with a mysterious young woman shatters his peaceful, carefully constructed life. Despite Mallon’s desperate attempts, he loses her, and he becomes obsessed with discovering why. He hires detective Lydia Marks to uncover the secrets of this stranger’s life, and what they learn propels them into a terrifying underworld of sinister secrets and deadly hatreds. Set against Mallon is the master hunter Parish, a man with an expert understanding of evil, who preys on rich people’s desire for dominance and revenge.
Thomas Perry’s writing is “as sharp as a sushi knife,” said the Los Angeles Times about Blood Money, and the same can be said about this new novel by the author hailed as “one of America’s finest storytellers” (San Francisco Examiner). With Dead Aim, Thomas Perry gives us another brilliant novel of spine-tingling suspense.

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Author Biography: Thomas Perry won an Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. Vanishing Act was chosen as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, and Pursuit was a national bestseller. Perry lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400060030
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/17/2002
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Thomas Perry won an Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. Vanishing Act was chosen as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, and Pursuit was a national bestseller. Perry lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

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Dead Aim 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Perry fan, have read them all and looked forward eagerly to this latest effort by Thomas Perry. Maybe I expected too much, but I was terribaly disappointed in this book. His writting and use of our language, especially from a mystery writter, continues to be top notch. The plot of this story made me feel as if I was walking through Jello...Sorry, Thomas, I'll still buy your next book. Sincerely, LList.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books that when you get done reading it you say to yourself 'Why did I waste my time?' I had to skim over the last fifty pages because it was simply a poorly written book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a dedicated fan of Thomas Perry's. Especially since I also grew up near him in Western New York and attended Cornell University. I eagerly watch for each book he puts out. However, I was very disappointed in "Dead Aim." This story seemed base compared to the usually exciting, mind-twisting tales he weaves. I'm still a huge fan but I did feel let down by this story.
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