Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Runner by Thomas Perry
Jane Whitefield is back! She's an expert at helping people disappear and start new lives with a different identity, but she's been out of the game for awhile. She comes out of self-imposed retirement to help a young pregnant girl escape the sinister operatives hired by her ex-boyfriend. Jane is out of practice and a little out of touch with the many ways a person can be tracked in our high tech world. The book bogs down a bit when the author delves into the family history of the ex-boyfriend and his motives for wanting the girl (and her baby) back. I found some of Jane's one-woman heroics a bit difficult to swallow, but this is fiction after all. Jane Whitefield is a complex and fascinating character, and I'm happy that Thomas Perry decided to bring her back.