A String of Beads

A String of Beads

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From the New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry, A String of Beads is an addictive, brilliantly suspenseful novel featuring rescue artist Jane Whitefield, who has spent two decades protecting innocent victims on the run. A year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn, Jane has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York--or so she thinks. One morning, coming back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: the female leaders of the eight Seneca clans parked in her driveway in two black cars. They have come to her with an unusual request. Jane's childhood friend from the reservation is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man, and he has fled. The clan mothers believe that Jane is the only one who can find him. So Jane sets out to retrace a journey she took with Jimmy when they were fourteen years old, and soon realizes that the police aren't the only ones after her childhood friend. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this deadly plot grows, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802124445
  • 9780802124449
  • 620,271

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"Another excellently engineered thriller from Thomas Perry featuring Jane Whitefield. . . . Soul-searching and car chases too. What more could we ask from an escape artist like Perry?"--New York Times Book Review "Whitefield is an indelible figure--whip-smart, resourceful, brave and big-hearted."--Seattle Times "Jane Whitefield is unique in the annals of detective fiction. She is a throwback to a tribal world, still loyal to the beliefs of the Seneca Indians and still adhering to the call of a lost era. Thomas Perry has once again resurrected a remarkable character who seems imbued with a strange immortality and an unusual morality, and he is to be congratulated."--Washington Times "Thomas Perry's smooth, unpretentious and action-packed page-turners just keep coming . . . In an era where the outsized comic book ethos of superheroes, magic, and vengeance seemingly has sway over the entire culture, it is a relief to enjoy one of Perry's comparatively restrained adventures for smart adults . . . One of the best Jane books so far."--Life Sentence "Does not disappoint."--Deadly Pleasures "Many scenes have an almost Twilight Zone atmosphere of sudden recognition. The landscape is filled with references to tribal history, and Perry also delivers fascinating information on how to hide and change identity. . . . First-rate suspense."--Booklist (starred review) "Perry's thriller swings into action as soon as Jane is on the trail. A breathless pace sets the tone with numerous close calls as the expert, clever heroine tries to solve the crime before Jimmy gets caught. Enthusiastically recommended for series fans and for readers who appreciate strong female protagonists."--Library Journal
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About Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the Edgar Award-winning The Butcher's Boy, Poison Flower, and The Boyfriend. His first Jane Whitefield novel, Vanishing Act, was named one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the twentieth century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. He lives in Southern California.
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Rating details

2,124 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 35% (746)
4 44% (939)
3 17% (370)
2 3% (56)
1 1% (13)
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