❮Reading❯ ➾ Silence Author Thomas Perry – Peakpopa.info

Silence I would ve given 3.75 stars if fractional rating would be an option.This is another good book, a motion picture type of book, full of action, suspense, and interesting characters offering plenty of twists and turns to the story.If you like this style, it will worth your time A taut, well written thriller, typical of the genre.The story involves a former homicide detective who helped a witness disappear six years earlier, vowing that under no circumstances would he ever attempt to find her But such a circumstance does arise, and it is not only the detective who tries to find her, but a professional team of husband and wife hired assassins And so the race is on The protagonist has the distinct advantage of having helped the witness disappear in the first place, but he trained her well in the art of deception, and the assassins are extremely well trained as well, and know that he will lead them to their prey Worth the read just for the relationship between the married professional assassins.The one sentence in this book really struck home with me, most probably because of my own profession She knew that he had been a homicide detective, and she knew that he had spent a whole career getting people to tell him things that they didn t want to There you have the role of a detective, whether private or law enforcement, reduced to its essence.I have long been a Thomas Perry fan, and have read all of his books I am particularly enad of the Jane Whitefield series, of which this book is not a part.Jane Whitefield is a fascinating character, an expert in helping troubled people disappear A complete identity change requires not only the proper documentation and change in appearance, but rigorous training to eliminate any and all tells, including tone of voice, mannerisms and body language The protagonist herself, a Native American, remains predominantly shrouded in mystery.Disappearing, with all of its familial, cultural, and societal implications, is a recurrent theme in Perry s books, one I must confess I find almost endlessly fascinating and dare I say it appealing. Six Years Ago, Jack Till Helped Wendy Harper Disappear But Now Her Ex Boyfriend And Former Business Partner, Eric Fuller, Is Being Framed For Her Presumed Murder In An Effort To Smoke Her Out, And Till Must Find Her Before Tango Dancing Assassins Paul And Sylvie Turner DoThe Turners Are Merely Hired To Do A Job, Though, And Prefer To Remain Anonymous When They Find That A Middleman Has Let The True Employer Know Their Identities, Finishing The Job Is No Longer Enough Their Fee Just Went Up And Now They Must Double Cross The Man Who Wants Wendy Dead Before He Can Double Cross Them If Their Jealousy And Cold Blooded Calculations Don T Result In A Fatal Lovers Quarrel FirstWith Masterful Plotting And Unnerving Psychological Insight, Perry Delivers Another Mesmerizing Thrill Ride This could have been a great book, however as with every single mystery novel I ve read written by an older man, this falls into the same bullshit trope of the younger woman falling in love with the older, middle aged guy I m sick of this gross male fantasy being played out in literature, it really needs to stop This book could have flourished, but unfortunately that unnecessary plot device totally ruined it for me. This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. Jack Till is a retired LAPD homicide detective turned P.I Six years ago, he helped a woman named Wendy Harper vanish from the face of the Earth She d been horribly beaten and was afraid that next time she wouldn t survive, and neither would her loved ones But now, for reasons unknown, someone has framed her former business partner fianc for her murder It s clearly a trap set for her, but the only way to prove his innocence is to prove that she s still alive Even though Till knows the tricks he taught her to disappear, he doesn t know how she applied his lessons or where she might have gone It takes some ingenuity, tenacity and luck, but he eventually does It then takes a lot of the same to get her back to LA to demonstrate that she habeas her own corpus.Meanwhile, Paul and Sylvie Turner, ballroom dancing aficionados and professional killers, perpetrated the frame and are on Till s trail as he looks for Wendy or whatever her name is now They flirt, bicker and kill their way across California and beyond in their efforts kill Wendy.The narration jumps between the perspectives of Till, Paul and Sylvie for most of the book with a little bit of Wendy s and, eventually, the man who hired the Turners Perry makes some interesting choices about whose perspective we see some events through, giving us Till when you d expect a Turner and vice versa Not only do we see the current action from their perspectives, we get a pretty detailed backstory for Till, the Turners and their boss interestingly, almost everything we learn about Wendy, we learn from her disclosures to TIll, so we only see her from his point of view I really got into the story, and found the Turners pretty interesting ditto for Till The focus was on the Turners enough that if you told me that Perry d written a sequel about them, I d believe it he did write one about Till I never managed to get as invested in the backstory or the current story about the man who hired the Turners There s some good twists, some smart reveals, and just good action moments.I found the dialogue stiff, awkward and occasionally painful the interior monologues of the various POV characters could also grate my nerves I m honestly not certain if that s Perry s issue or Kramer s Thankfully, the story was strong enough that I could put up with the problems I had.Kramer s got a huge list of credits, and is clearly beloved by many But man I found him tolerable at best, and frequently annoying There s a lot of problems that I had with the book that I m attributing to his narration I may be wrong about that, but I think if I d been reading the book, I d have overlooked and or not had many of the problems that I did A strong story, with enough tense moments to satisfy any thriller reader, Silence is something to try, but probably only in text form. Thomas Perry knows how to tell a story.Crazy character driven adventure.Keeps you wanting to know.Narrator Micheal Kramer does ok.Adult content but, nothing untasteful.Some Foul Language. I liked this book I got interested in the characters and there was a high level of suspense throughout the book via plot twists and turns to keep me interested I absolutely loved the ending and wonder if there will be a sequel If there is, I will definitely read it. I ll give it a four, maybe three and a half Characters certainly well developed, but we don t like very many of them A few character inconsistencies did take away some of the enjoyment, but overall it was a pretty good read. Wendy Harper got brutally attacked by a masked assailant six years ago right on her porch and that caused her to flee Los Angeles and assume a new identity and a new life all with the help of private dick Jack Till Now Till is desperately trying to find her and bring her back to LA so she can get her ex boyfriend who has been framed for her murder exonerated Whoever tried killing Wendy has sent a team of assassins, the tango dancing couple Paul and Sylvie Turner, after them Decent enough plot for a Thomas Perry page turner Alas it fails to get any plausible or any exciting after the initial setup Everybody in this book, with the notable exception of our hero Jack Till, is a sociopath or a myopic narcissist Even the woman for whom we are supposed to feel sympathy for, Wendy Harper We are supposed to believe she jumps into bed with Till literally hours after abandoning her new husband and kids I get that thrillers need to have a romantic angle of some sort but this is just ridiculous The assassins are sociopaths because.well, they are assassins The big baddie is your typical rich executive with a shady past All ho hum, run of the mill nonsense If I didn t know Perry and his ability to write witty, taut thrillers this book would turn me away from him Thankfully he has written and writes better books. This was a 4 star mystery thriller in almost every way The characters were excellent Michael Kramer s reading fit the story enhanced it, as usual Their back stories motivations were perfect blended together into a logical chase that culminates perfectly, even wonderfully For all the logic, I wasn t quite sure where it was going the revelations along the way kept me wondering Jack Till is a great MC.I took away a star due to the overuse of silencers They were silent, Hollywood types had to be he even put them on a revolver Yuck He also has 2 identical guns that can be disassembled reassembled plus use different scopes without any need to sight them in Double yuck

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