Perry, Thomas 1947-
Most widely held works by Thomas Perry
Nightlife : a novel by Thomas Perry ( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,994 libraries worldwide
When the cousin of a crime boss is found shot to death, the man's missing girlfriend, Tanya Starling, becomes the prime suspect, but as detective Catherine Hobbes investigates the crime, she discovers a deceptive killer who has become more elusive.
Silence by Thomas Perry ( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,813 libraries worldwide
Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do. The Turners are merely hired to do a job, though, and prefer to remain anonymous. When they find that a middleman has let the true employer know their identities, finishing the job is no longer enough. Their fee just went up. And now they must double-cross the man who wants Wendy dead before he can double-cross them--if their jealousy and cold-blooded calculations don't result in a fatal lovers' quarrel first.--From publisher description.
Runner by Thomas Perry ( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
Native American guide Jane Whitefield returns from retirement to the world of the runner determined to hide a young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters.
Fidelity by Thomas Perry ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
When Phil Kramer is shot dead on a deserted suburban street in the middle of the night, his wife, Emily, is left with an emptied bank account and a lot of questions.
Pursuit : a novel by Thomas Perry ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,748 libraries worldwide
When thirteen bodies are discovered inside a Louisville restaurant, criminology professor and profiler Daniel Millikan calls in Roy Prescott, a former hitman himself, to track down the killer, James Varney, a disturbed murderer of consummate skill. .
Dance for the dead by Thomas Perry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,714 libraries worldwide
In California, Jane Whitefield's business of hiding people is booming. In this novel the Indian heroine has two major clients. One is an eight-year-old boy, running from killers who murdered his parents and are after his huge inheritance, the other is a woman who stole $50 million in an S & L deal and who is being pursued by people who want their money back. By the author of The Butcher's Boy.
Shadow woman by Thomas Perry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
Jane Whitefield, who helps people in trouble to disappear, has to disappear herself after she becomes the target of killers who want to close her business. To find Jane one of the killers, a woman, puts her feminine charms to work on Jane's fiance, Carey, who is feeling lonely because of Jane's absence. By the author of Dance for the Dead.
Death benefits : a novel by Thomas Perry ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
John Walker, a likable 24-year-old data analyst for McClaren Life and Casualty, a venerable San Francisco-based insurance firm. Walker spends the bulk of his working hours performing bloodless analyses of raw statistical data. All of that changes abruptly when he finds himself partnered with Max Spillman, a maverick security consultant hired to investigate a costly -- and ultimately tragic -- insurance scam involving Walker's former girlfriend, Ellen Snyder.
Dead aim : a novel by Thomas Perry ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
When Robert Mallon and his ally, Detective Lydia Marks, investigate the life of a young murder victim found on the beach in Santa Barbara, the case brings them into conflict with Parish, an amoral predator who runs a training camp for killers.
The face-changers : a novel by Thomas Perry ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
Can a woman who's rescued countless victims now save herself from an unknown enemy? After over a decade as a "guide" who helped people in trouble disappear, Jane Whitefield has promised her new husband that she will never work again. Then she is asked to perform her magic just one last time to help a plastic surgeon who becomes the target of killers seeking to eliminate evidence of their patron's change of face.
Strip by Thomas Perry ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
As an odd series of difficulties explodes into a triple killing, innocent bystander Joe Carver finds himself in the middle of a brewing gang war, while the actual thief journeys into territory more strange and violent than he ever imagined.
Blood money : a novel by Thomas Perry ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
Sleuth Jane Whitefield, the Indian woman who helps people in trouble disappear, goes to the aid of a woman on the run from the Mafia. She discovers a money-laundering operation and proceeds to empty the Mafia's bank accounts, giving the proceeds to charity.
Vanishing act by Thomas Perry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
Jane Whitefield helps people disappear by giving them a new identity--new appearance, new social security card--and her clientele ranges from bankrupt businessmen to fleeing wives. On this occasion, things backfire and she must resort to her Native American talents to track a dangerous customer she helped disappear.
Metzger's dog by Thomas Perry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon breaks into a professor's lab at the University of Los Angeles, he's after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos--Los Angeles, for instance? Assigned to cope with the crisis and restore the peace, veteran agent Ben Porterfield steps onto the scene to remind us that the CIA's middle name is, after all, Intelligence. Enlivening the mix are Gordon's beautiful girlfriend, Margaret, his temperamental cat, Dr. Henry Metzger, and Metzger's friend, an enormous half-wild dog with huge teeth.
The informant by Thomas Perry ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
Years after the Butcher's Boy wipes out several mobsters and disappears, Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring is approached by the mythical hit man, who asks her for crucial information in exchange for helping her to crack an unsolved murder case.
The butcher's boy by Thomas Perry ( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Thomas Perry's Edgar Award-winning debut novel follows a professional hitman on the run from both the mafia and the government.
Sleeping dogs by Thomas Perry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
Former Mafia hit man, after hiding out for ten years in England, is forced to go back to the U.S. after someone tries to kill him and resumes his old profession.
Big fish by Thomas Perry ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Altmeyer and his wife, Rachel, a couple of successful Los Angeles gunrunners, turn a simple business transaction into the possible nuclear annihilation of an entire continent.
Island by Thomas Perry ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
Fidelidad by Thomas Perry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 29 libraries worldwide
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