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Perry, Thomas 1947-

Works: 87 works in 717 publications in 7 languages and 58,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Adventure stories, American  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.E718, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Perry
The tombs by Clive Cussler( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 3,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder ... a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan--a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five--the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself ... and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs' riches as his own
The Mayan secrets by Clive Cussler( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book - and Sam and Remi may just be among them
Nightlife : a novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,607 WorldCat member 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
Runner by Thomas Perry( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,495 WorldCat member 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
Silence by Thomas Perry( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,262 WorldCat member 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
Dance for the dead by Thomas Perry( Book )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,193 WorldCat member 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
Pursuit : a novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 2,151 WorldCat member 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
The face-changers : a novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 2,151 WorldCat member 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
Shadow woman by Thomas Perry( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 2,132 WorldCat member 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
The informant by Thomas Perry( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years after the Butcher's Boy kills several mobsters and disappears, Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring is approached by the hit man, who asks for crucial information in exchange for helping to crack an unsolved murder
Blood money : a novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member 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
Fidelity by Thomas Perry( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,988 WorldCat member 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. How could Phil leave her penniless? What was he going to do with the money? And, most of all, who was he if he wasn't the man she thought she married? Jerry Hobart has some questions of his own. It's none of his business why he was hired to kill Phil Kramer. But now that he's been ordered to take out Kramer's widow, he figures there's a bigger secret at work, and maybe a bigger payoff. As they race to find the secret that Phil Kramer so masterfully hid, both Hobart and Emily must question where their true loyalties lie and how much they owe those who have been unfaithful to them
Dead aim : a novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member 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
Vanishing act by Thomas Perry( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member 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
The butcher's boy by Thomas Perry( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The butcher's boy is a paid murderer, and after assassinating the senior Senator from Colorado, he has trouble collecting his fee. He must find out who really hired him, as must Elizabeth Waring, analyst and investigator from the Justice Department
Poison flower : a Jane Whitefield novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Whitefield spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife's murder, out of the heavily guarded criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles. Jane makes her living helping people "disappear" - but the price of Shelby's freedom is high. Within minutes, men posing as police officers kidnap Jane and, when she tries to escape, shoot her. Jane's captors are employees of the man who murdered Shelby's wife and framed him for the crime . .
The boyfriend by Thomas Perry( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way--all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments. Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up with the killer, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda
Strip by Thomas Perry( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member 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
Death benefits : a novel by Thomas Perry( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member 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
Metzger's dog by Thomas Perry( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member 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
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ペリー, トマス
English (321)
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