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Runner: A Jane Whitefield Novel

by Thomas Perry

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 8, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up strange packages on a daily route and delivers them to a shady man at the marina. Chase knows how much he will earn-what he doesn''t know is how much he will pay.

Suspenseful, fast-paced, and timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty.

This brand new paperback edition includes a Q and A with author Carl Deuker.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.75 in

Published: November 8, 2012

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547247923

ISBN - 13: 9780547247922

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Runner: A Jane Whitefield Novel

by Thomas Perry

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.75 in

Published: November 8, 2012

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547247923

ISBN - 13: 9780547247922

About the Book

Jane Whitefield--"New York Times"-bestselling writer Perry's most popular character--returns from retirement to the world of the runner, guiding fugitives out of danger.

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1 The girl kept half-turning in the back seat to stare out the rear window of the cab, as though she were being chased across Buffalo to the hospital. It made Pete Sawicki as nervous as she was. He kept flicking his eyes to the rearview mirror, but all the way to the hospital he saw trucks, people driving station wagons to the supermarket, kids throwing baseballs beside empty streets-nothing at all that was suspicious except her. He pulled up to the emergency room entrance and got out of his cab to open her door. She had a pretty face. She was very young, maybe even jailbait, with long light brown hair, eyes that looked gray-green, full lips that seemed to pout as she concentrated on getting out of the back seat of the cab. Pete held his hand out to help her, but she deflected his attention with a look that went past him as though he were gone already. Usually somebody who wanted a cab ride to the hospital emergency room wanted a hand. She stood and once again her belly showed, stood out from her body under the loose shirt. It was none of his business, but Pete couldn''t help seeing the pregnancy as tragic in somebody her age. How could it not be? "How much?" she said, her hand already moving into her purse. "Eight bucks." She frowned. "It can''t be." He pretended to look inside at the meter, and chuckled to himself. "You''re right. It''s twelve." He took the fifteen dollars she handed him. "Thanks. And thanks for noticing that." He stepped around the cab to his door, watched
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When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up strange packages on a daily route and delivers them to a shady man at the marina. Chase knows how much he will earn-what he doesn''t know is how much he will pay.

Suspenseful, fast-paced, and timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty.

This brand new paperback edition includes a Q and A with author Carl Deuker.

About the Author

Carl Deukerparticipated in several sports as a boy. He was good enough to make most teams, but not quite good enough to play much. He describes himself as a classic second-stringer. "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." Carl still loves playing golf early on Sunday mornings at Jefferson Park in Seattle, the course on which Fred Couples learned to play. His handicap at present is 13. Combining his enthusiasm for both writing and athletics, Carl has created many exciting, award-winning novels for young adults. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and daughter.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Thomas Perry

 

"Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so."-Robert B. Parker

 

"Nobody writes thrillers like Thomas Perry . . . His books are unpredictable, action-packed, and fueled by a cynical wit and observant eye for detail."-San Francisco Chronicle

 

"Perry is so skillful with the old chase-and-pursuit routine, creates such interesting characters, and writes about them so tellingly, one wants more immediately, not next year-right now."-Boston Globe

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