April 10, 2012

First foray into reading about crusaider Jan Whitefield

Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel by Thomas Perry

I have yet to read one of Thomas Perry's gems about Jane Whitefield and, after reading this book, I'll be looking to read more of these thrillers.

Jane Whitefield, born a Seneca Indian, has a strong sense of right and wrong, good and evil. Saving her runners from evil is her specialty. She has an amazing talent for striking down evil and a strength up against that evil that is instinctive. See, Thomas Perry's characterization was so well done that Jane Whitefield feels like a real, flesh and blood, person, not just a character in a story.

Wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Jane's latest runner is a man that she help to escape from a court house. This intricate tale is not as simple as one might at first believe it to be, as armed men attack Jane right there on the courthouse steps. She goes along with a trio of what she believes to be police officers, but they turn out to be henchmen of an evil mastermind who has a strong interest in seeing Jane's client dead.

Perry grabs you from page one with this incredible thriller that has so many twists and turns it could make you dizzy. The story is not for the faint of heart. Written in third person point of view, most of the time we see things through Jane's thoughts and action. Occasionally we see through the killers' eyes too, which makes the tale all the more gripping. Perry weaves this tale with nonstop action from the first page to the last.


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