Poison Flower (Jane Whitefield Series #7)

Poison Flower (Jane Whitefield Series #7)

by Thomas Perry

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ISBN-13: 9780802155115
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Series: Jane Whitefield Series , #7
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 251,589
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas Perry has written 21 books, many New York Times and national bestsellers, including seven featuring Jane Whitefield, and 1982’s The Butcher’s Boy , which won the Best First Novel Edgar. He lives in Southern California.

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"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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Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 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.
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I've been trying to remember the name of this series and this author for ages and finally identified it when I found this galley to review. It's always been a fun series - a sort of female version of Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series. Like Reacher, Jane Whitfield is hyper-prepared and impossible to beat - not necessarily grounded in reality, but I don't read thrillers for reality.Pure escapist mind candy with some caveats. Most of this book, unlike others in the series, is a non-stop brutality fest with Jane playing avenging angel. The level of violence makes a lot of this not so fun to read, perhaps particularly because much of the violence is torture committed against the main character. In fact, the first third of the book is all about this torture. The rest follows Jane's revenge. It's a good read, but if you're squeamish I wouldn't recommend it.Not the best entry in the series - okay, but not great.
YogiABB on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Poison Flower is one of Thomas Perry's "Jane Whitefield" Books. Ms. Whitefield hides people as her mission. She takes people who are targeted for abuse or death and sets them up with a new identity in a place where they are safe. In Poison Flower she helps James Shelby a man framed for his wife's death escape from jail. She also helps Iris a lady she met in an abused women's shelter. She runs into complications though because the man who framed Shelby is a very powerful criminal who sends professional killers to kill Shelby. They find Jane and torture her but she doesn't reveal where Shelby is. As you can guess she escapes her tormenters and turns the tables on them and heads out to find the employer. I didn't really care for the book at first. She suffers horrific torture but shrugs it off, it was about halfway in before it got interesting when the turning the tables phase begins.. Even then the whole book was predictable and not very suspenseful. I give it two stars out of five. Sorry!
justmelissa on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I love this series and have missed Jane so much! She's been happily married and mostly out of the "disappearing" business. But everyone once in a while a case she can't refuse shows up. This time, she's compelled to help a wrongly accused and convicted man escape from jail and start a new life. Unfortunately, those who are guilty of the crime would really like him to stay put. When Jane gets caught and tortured by the bad guys, she's determined to keep the secrets of her client and all of those she's helped guide.Once again, Perry keeps us on our toes and entertained by the process of becoming a new person and avoiding detection at all costs. This books has more focus on Jane and her capture and escape attempts that usual which only reinforces the lengths she will go to to protect her clients. There's a bit of side-story about the toll Jane's missions are taking on her marriage - I'm torn between wanting to know more about Jane's personal life and knowing that part of the point of Jane is that the books are not about her.Overall, not my favorite in the series but entertaining and I'm already waiting for Jane's next adventure.
Marlyn on LibraryThing 21 days ago
When Jane Whitefield married Dr. Carey McKinnon, they both hoped that she could leave behind the former life where she helped people disappear. It worked, for a while. She became a model surgeon's wife: working on committees and raising money for the hospital. They thought about having a child. But eventually, someone desperately needed her help and she couldn't say "no". As Carey thinks to himself at one point during the story "To her, saving people was just something a person did, if she happened to have the skills".This book begins with the third "runner" Jane has helped since her marriage. James Shelby was framed for the murder of his wife. The people who set him up try to have him killed in prison, and he is taken to court to testify against his attacker. Posing as an attorney, Jane helps him escape, then acting as a decoy,she is captured, taken to a remote warehouse and tortured. She manages not to reveal where James is, but her captors do learn who she is. When they discover that many powerful people would like to get revenge against her, they decide to auction her off to the highest bidder.Jane Whitefield makes all of her cunning and intelligent moves seem like simple common sense. She is so attuned to the world around her: the people, the animals, trees and even physical structures, that she is able to anticipate almost exactly what will happen in any situation. Her actions are almost always calm and measured and planned. She has the enviable ability to focus on whatever task she happens to be doing, yet still remain aware of her surroundings. Many of these traits can be ascribed to her upbringing as a Seneca, and her study of Native American history and folklore. It's only a tiny spoiler to reveal that there's a wonderful chapter in the book when Jane goes to the riverbank and gives a tribute to the Jo-Ge-Oh, the little people, as thanks for helping her to return alive. Make sure to set aside a block of time to read this book. Once you open it, you won't want to put it down until you reach the end. *FTC Full Disclosure: Many thanks to the publisher, and to NetGalley for providing me an e-galley to review.
mikedraper on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Jane Whitefield helps people disappear.James Shelby was framed for his wife's murder. Now the people who set him up want him dead. He is in prison and called to testify on another matter. While waiting to testify, Jane stages his escape.Jane is caught by the people who want Shelby. She's wounded and taken to a secluded place where they intend to torture her to reveal where Shields is.Jane reaches back to her Seneca Indian history and is able to withstand the punishment but at a terrible price. When it's found that other people are looking for her, for depriving them of the person they were ready to harm, they decide to have an auction. The highest bidder gets Jane so they can have their own revenge.The author has set the table well. We feel sympathy for the characters that Jane is helping and hope she will succeed and the antagonists punished.This is an enjoyable story with a lesson about how much good one woman can do for people who are left without any help. It is a lesson for us all.
Beamis12 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
erry can sure write and I always felt Jane was one of his most interesting characters. In this novel Jane is a victim herself, shortly after doing what she is know for and that is helping someone escape, she is captured buy the same people she is helping save someone from. Jane is an exceptionally strong woman, which I like, and I love her Indian background and the way she draws strength from it. Fast paced, and through it all the reader will be rooting for Jane,
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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.