Terry Reviews: Poison Flower

Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield NovelPoison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel by Thomas Perry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Because I spent last weekend (March 8-10) at the Tucson Festival of Books, I thought it appropriate to make a recommendation for a book from an author in attendance. So I am going with Thomas Perry, who writes thrillers. Maybe his best known book is The Butcher’s Boy, published in 1983. It won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. But the series that I love most features Jane Whitefield, who acts as a guide and protector to those mostly innocents who are threatened by terrifying people and seek Jane out to help them go into hiding in plane sight. His most recent in this series, just out, is Poison Flower. I love the nuances of finding ways to make people disappear, to give them new identities and to wipe away any traces of where they have gone. It is an intriguing concept, made more so by Jane’s Native American background and her strong determination to help those who can’t help themselves. I heartily recommend this book and all the others in the series. They can be read in any order. View all my reviews


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