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Vanishing Act (Jane Whitefield) (original 1995; edição 1996)

por Thomas Perry (Autor)

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Jane Whitefield helps people disappear by giving them a new identity--new appearance, new social security card--and her clientele ranges from bankrupt businessmen to fleeing wives. On this occasion, things backfire and she must resort to her Native American talents to track a dangerous customer she helped disappear.… (mais)
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Título:Vanishing Act (Jane Whitefield)
Autores:Thomas Perry (Autor)
Informação:Fawcett (1996), 368 pages
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Vanishing Act por Thomas Perry (1995)

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BOTTOM-LINE:
A great first book in the series, Whitefield is awesome
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Jane Whitefield is a Seneca woman living in NY state. She honours her ancestors and helps those who are in trouble to disappear and start a new life.
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WHAT I LIKED:
The premise of the main character's "job" of helping people escape bad situations and start a new life -- serving as their guide -- is a fantastic premise, and the first half of the book is primarily about how she goes about doing her job. While some clients are eased into the process a bit more gradually, her latest client is all-in from day 1.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
You know as the story unfolds that something is going to go wrong, you just don't know what or when. Despite some initial success, some of it seems even TOO easy for her to do with a minimum of fuss. Mid-book, the type of story changes considerably, as the hunted becomes the hunter, and it isn't as good as her other books that have a bit more mystery to them rather than action.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him / her on social media. ( )
  polywogg | Jun 9, 2021 |
First of the Whitefield books. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
Recommended by a good friend. My first foray into Thomas Perry's books and I thought it quite well done. Will look for more, especially in this series. ( )
  bookczuk | Nov 25, 2019 |
Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads solitary outcasts through hostile territory to escape the vengeance of their enemies Jane knows all the tricks; in fact, she has invented several of them herself in the ten years she has been teaching fugitives to live with new identities Many of her clients have innocent people whom the institutions of society have been unable to protect, but an increasing number have been people who aren't especially admirable but who aren't bad enough to deserve to die prematurely. The latest to run to her for sanctuary, John Felker, is not like the others Jane has helped, and everything about him is disquieting. He doesn't even know whom he is running from - only that whoever is framing him as an embezzler has already circulated an open contract in the prison system for his death. The unexpected guest propels Jane on a pursuit that takes her from the night streets of Los Angeles and Vancouver to the dark, unexplored regions of her own mind. There is no way for Jane Whitefield to survive this particular vanishing act except to uncover the hidden meanings of violent events that have kept police forces and criminal syndicates equally mystified for years. ( )
  jepeters333 | Aug 13, 2018 |
If you haven't read the Jane Whitefield series, you are so lucky. They're all ahead of you. Since Perry doesn't write them as fast as I want, I have started over with this, his first. Actually, they get better. I've been a Perry fan since "The Butcher's Boy" and "Metzger's Dog," which were terrific. So this talented craftsman decides to write a series about a smart, brave, resourceful, Seneca woman who helps desperate people disappear. Really? Life is good. ( )
  cmt100 | Aug 3, 2018 |
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