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A String of Beads
by Thomas Perry


Overview - After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New Yorkor so she thinks.  Read more...

 
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Overview
After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New Yorkor so she thinks.
One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two black cars. A childhood friend of Jane s from the reservation, Jimmy, is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man. But instead of turning himself in, he's fled, and no one knows where he is hiding out. At the clan mothers request, Jane retraces a walking trip she and Jimmy took together when they were fourteen in hopes that he has gone the same way again. But it soon becomes clear that the police aren t the only ones after him. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this twisted plot multiplies, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it. "A String of Beads" is an addictive, fast-paced thriller about how abandoning the past can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even when your lifeand the life of those you lovedepends on it."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802123299
  • ISBN-10: 0802123295
  • Publisher: Mysterious Press
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-11-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Edgar-winner Perry’s explosive eighth Jane Whitefield novel (after 2012’s Poison Flower), Jane, who helps people in danger disappear, would like nothing better than to disappear herself—into the quieter side of her double life, as an upstate New York surgeon’s wife—but her Seneca clan elders have other plans. At first, her mission seems straightforward enough: find her now-fugitive childhood friend from the rez, Jimmy Sanders, who faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting of a man he’d bested in a bar fight a few months earlier, and bring him in safely to surrender to authorities. But it quickly becomes clear the case is far more complex, with ruthless mob-connected muscle apparently determined to kill Jimmy first. During the extended, blood-splattered series of chases that ensues, those willing to suspend disbelief and overlook several cartoonish side characters can anticipate a hair-raising adventure with a woman warrior who would make her Seneca forbears proud. Agent: Mel Berger, WME. (Jan.)

 
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