January 15, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679453040
ISBN - 13: 9780679453048
Read from the Book
"Sure I do," said Jane. "There is no way that you could have learned that Celia knew me unless Celia told you." The girl had really seen Celia, but that didn't mean Celia was right about her. There had to be some other way, some sensible solution that Celia simply hadn't thought of. Jane wanted to say, "I'm not Jane Whitefield anymore. People who are about to die don't come to me anymore and ask me to make them vanish. I can't leave my husband and take on your problem. I made a promise." Maybe if she knew more, she could figure out a way to help this child without risking her own chance for a new life. "What made you go to Celia?" The girl said, "I went to her because she was nice to me once a few years ago, when my mother had a fight with her boyfriend and the police came. Celia said that if I was in trouble I should come back." When Jane heard the word "mother," she felt a half-second of hope-that's right, she's a kid, so there's a mother-but the rest of the sentence dampened it. "Where are your parents now?" "My father ... I don't know about him. He was just another boyfriend, and he took off when I was a baby. My mother, she had some trouble a couple of years ago and. . ." The girl shrugged placidly. "You know. She's a doper." So much for the mother. "How long has she been in jail?" "A year and a half, about, counting the trial. They won't make her do the whole five." "What about you? Who has been taking care of you?" The girl shrugged again. "My mother lied to them and s
From the Publisher
"Thomas Perry just keeps getting better," said Tony Hillerman, about Sleeping Dogs--and in this superb new novel by one of America's best thriller writers, Jane Whitefield takes on the mafia, and its money.
Jane Whitefield, the fearless "guide" who helps people in trouble disappear, make victims vanish,has just begun her quiet new life as Mrs. Carey McKinnon, when she is called upon again, to face her toughest opponents yet. Jane must try to save a young girl fleeing a deadly mafioso. Yet the deceptively simple task of hiding a girl propels Jane into the center of horrific events, and pairs her with Bernie the Elephant, the mafia's man with the money. Bernie has a photographic memory, and in order to undo an evil that has been growing for half a century,he and Jane engineer the biggest theft of all time, stealing billions from hidden mafia accounts and donating the money to charity. Heart-stopping pace, fine writing, and mesmerizing characters combine in Blood Money to make it the best novel yet by the writer called "one of America's finest storytellers,"(San Francisco Examiner).
About the Author
Thomas Perry won an Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was one of The New York Times' Notable Books of the Year. His other books include The Face-Changers, Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead, and Vanishing Act. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.
From Our Editors
Jane Whitefield may have finally met her match. Quietly minding her own business in her new life as Mrs. Carey McKinnon, Jane must leave this dull life to save a young girl fleeing the deadly Mafioso Delfina. In Blood Money, hiding this young girl propels Jane into the heart of the Mafia -- and the crime of the century!
Praise for The Face-Changers
"The momentum never flags, and the suspense constantly builds..the Whitefield novels bring plotting and supsense to center stage without sacrificing character. That is no small achievement, the equivalent of a great architect also excelling at portraiture."--Booklist
Praise for Shadow Woman
"The suspense is unrelenting."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A fascinating tale written by one of America's finest storytellers...his best yet--and that is saying a lot becuase both Vanishing Act and Dance for the Dead were terrific."--San Francisco Examniner
"Enough suspense to keep the pages turning all day...or late into the night."