Runner

Runner

by Thomas Perry

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Overview

Jane Whitefield—the fierce and resourceful heroine of Thomas Perry's most popular thrillers—returns from retirement to guide a fugitive out of danger.

For more than a decade, Jane Whitefield pursued her unusual profession: “I’m a guide . . . I show people how to go from places where somebody is trying to kill them to other places where nobody is.” Then she promised her husband she would never work again, and settled in to live a happy, quiet life as Jane McKinnon, the wife of a surgeon in Amherst, New York. But when a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fundraiser, Jane finds herself face to face with the cause of the explosion: a young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of guns-for-hire. That night, regardless of what she wants or the vow she’s made to her husband, Jane must come back to transform one more victim into a runner. Her quest for safety sets in motion a mission that may be as much of a rescue operation as it is a chance for revenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547415956
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Series: Jane Whitefield Series , #6
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 74,920
File size: 506 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

THOMAS PERRY is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the best-selling novels Nightlife, Death Benefits, and Pursuit. He won the Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Runner (Jane Whitefield Series #6) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ah, Jane , back helping people disappear again, even after you retired. All it took, was a bomb, exploding in the hospital where you work. Yes, its been years since she has helped a runner, but she is definitely back in business. Thomas Perry has revived one of my favorite characters, better written, grittier, and a style that will keep you reading...through the night. Absolute must read for the fans of Jane Whitefield, and any Thomas Perry fan. If you enjoy this book be sure to read the early ones also. I enjoyed 'Runner' a great deal and grade it a Five Star Read.
William_BN More than 1 year ago
Thomas Perry is one of my favorite story tellers and the Jane Whitefield Series is just a flat out good read. I really like the main character and the story lines are interesting without all the complications of the International Thrillers. Just the kind of straight forward reading that you can enjoy on that long plane ride or settling down for an hour or so before bedtime. I highly recommend. An A
Mockingbirdy More than 1 year ago
This much anticipated Jane Whitefield mystery is the best yet in Perry's series of the "one who makes you disappear". Jane has matured and moved on in her life, but sustains her tight hold on innate values and thin tensile relationships from the past. This tale blends Jane's "new" life with her former life - not without hiccups along the way, but with a realism that adds pathos to the storyline. I hope it won't be another 10 years before we get the next installment of her tale.
reader100 More than 1 year ago
I adore Perry's work, and was so excited about another Jane Whitefield story that the moment I got my B&N notice about its release, I turned off the computer and drove to the store. They didn't have it yet, so I returned home and ordered it online. It was both enjobable and a disappointment. Perry's Jane is still intriguing, and I like the acknowledgment of the changes happening in her ability to hide/run. What I didn't find believable was the villain's end of the tale. The character Perry created would not have bothered to chase his prey UNTIL the threat presented to him that would have him take that path. Additionally, the opening action felt not only over the top, but didn't quite make sense. The perspective change with chapters didn't work until after the first few chapters. Jane's angst over her relationship with her spouse felt stale and repetitive and, if you haven't read the previous tales, rather unnecessary for the current tale. That part of the series didn't seem to move forward at all. Even with all the problems, Perry's writing is still tight, and he moves you along quickly. I would highly recommend the previous books in his Jane Whitefield series, but this one only to those of us who missed Jane so much we're willing to let this one be the placeholder until we get the next, and hopefully better, one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the previous books in this series, and I can hardly wait to get this one! I had thought the series was ended, and I have never been so happy to be wrong. I love all of Thomas Perry's books, but this series is the very best. I have also just discovered author John Twelve Hawks, "The Traveler" series, and I am reading that right now. It is excellent, and will likely appeal to those who like the Jane Whitefield series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to see Perry returning to one of the best characters in the past decade. He has allowed time to pass, the character to age and change and grow - bravo! Jane is fascinating, strong and very smart.
TRPChicago More than 1 year ago
Fans of earlier Jane Whitefields surely will like this a lot. For newcomers, Jane is native American, a guide to a new life for "runners" who need a total split from their past, to disappear without betraying a trace of their old identities. In this novel, a powerful family with a lot at stake stalks Jane's pregnant client, and they have plenty of ideas about where to look. Jane herself is believably clever, smart and fiercely loyal to clients despite the disruptions they cause in her private life. While Runner is not quite as good as Thomas Perry's early classic, Pursuit, few escapist thrillers are. Runner is nuanced and fast-paced. Be prepared to read this in one or two sittings.
MinniePE More than 1 year ago
Thomas Perry is one of my favorite authors and I especially loved his original Jane Whitefield series. Was really happy to see that he's writing about her again. His books are so good I can't put them down.
ImBookingIt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I finished listening to this book today (I downloaded it from Audible). Things I liked:I really wanted to come back to reading this each time I stopped. I liked revisiting Jane Whitefield and seeing how her life had changed. She seemed to mature in a fairly realistic way. This book examined the consequences to her life in a more thorough way than I remember from previous books (although it has been years, my memory is fuzzy). I found the "runner" in this book to be a frustratingly realistic character at times. The bad guys were satisfyingly bad.The biggest problem I had with this book may have been less of an issue for me if I read it on paper rather than audio. I found the breaks between chapters choppy, and they frequently left me wondering if I had tuned out and missed something (Usually I hadn't. Once I had.There was a lot of the usual suspension of disbelief that things could really unfold the way they did, but no worse than any other thriller.All in all, an enjoyable read.
polutropos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Return to Perry's excellence, after the disappointment of Fidelity. Jane Whitefield, who helps people in trouble disappear, is back, and therefore in the end order is restored in the world once again. Taut suspense, a true page-turner. Additionally Perry resists the temptation to make everything perfect for the heroine in the end, a noble true-life ending rather than a fairy-tale one. Most highly recommended.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Perry is one of my favorite authors, and I have loved the Jane Whitefield series, about a woman who helps people in trouble disappear. This is the first in the series in a number of years; Perry wrote a number of excellent stand alones in between. Jane takes her first case in over five years, as she feels she cannot turn away the young pregnant woman escaping a dangerous and abusive boyfriend.I liked this book quite a lot, but it isn't, in my mind as good as some of the others in the series. My favorite was the one in which Jane and a couple of others gave away billions of Mafia money to charities.It is a terrific series, though I'd start with some of the earlier ones and savor your way through all of them.
YogiABB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
am a Thomas Perry fan and have enjoyed his books but I just couldn't get into this book. This was my first Jane whitefield book of his and Jane and I never quite hit it off. The action seemed perfunctory, the suspense wasn't there. I didn't feel anything about the characters at all.
Bumpersmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thomas Perry, shame on you for leaving the character without a follow up book for so many years. Jane Whitefield is not the average character, she is so interesting and there is so much depth to her, including what she does.Jane Whitefield is a "guide" she helps people who have no body to turn to, and no "legal" witness protection program that will help them. It is not a profession for her, it is a calling.Several years ago I read the first 5 books about this character, and as the years passed, I was disappointed when she did not return.This book has all the elements needed to make it a don't put down page turning thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Good
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It is hard to find good new authors somtimes, so going back to someone you know makes it a good enjoyable read********* and I was not disappointed!
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