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Silence 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 Til

  • Title: Silence
  • Author: Thomas Perry
  • ISBN: 9780151012893
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 thatSix 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.With masterful plotting and unnerving psychological insight, Perry delivers another mesmerizing thrill ride.

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    About "Thomas Perry"

    1. Thomas Perry

      Thomas Perry is the author of 25 novels He was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947 He received a B.A from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D in English from the University of Rochester in 1974 He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and as a writer and producer of prime time network television shows He lives in Southern California.His website is thomasperryauthor

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    1. DNF 30%I have been reading this since July July guys!And by reading I mean it's been sitting on my desk collecting dust for months and months; I put it down and never picked it back up. I can't even remember what it was about, although it is now October so who can really blame me right? I might come back to this one day but for now, im moving onto bigger, better books- life's too short to dwell.


    2. Wendy Harper got brutally attacked by a masked assailant six years ago right on her porch and that caused her to flee Los Angeles and assume a new identity and a new life - all with the help of private dick Jack Till. Now Till is desperately trying to find her and bring her back to LA so she can get her ex-boyfriend (who has been framed for her 'murder') exonerated. Whoever tried killing Wendy has sent a team of assassins, the tango dancing couple Paul and Sylvie Turner, after them. Decent enoug [...]


    3. This was a 4 star mystery thriller in almost every way. The characters were excellent & Michael Kramer's reading fit the story & enhanced it, as usual. Their back stories & motivations were perfect & blended together into a logical chase that culminates perfectly, even wonderfully. For all the logic, I wasn't quite sure where it was going & the revelations along the way kept me wondering. Jack Till is a great MC.I took away a star due to the overuse of silencers. They were si [...]


    4. A taut, well-written thriller, typical of the genre.The story involves a former homicide detective who helped a witness "disappear" six years earlier, vowing that under no circumstances would he ever attempt to find her. But such a circumstance does arise, and it is not only the detective who tries to find her, but a professional team of husband-and-wife hired assassins. And so the race is on. The protagonist has the distinct advantage of having helped the witness "disappear" in the first place, [...]


    5. Thomas Perry ows how to tell a story.Crazy character driven adventure.Keeps you wanting to know more.Narrator Micheal Kramer does ok.Adult content but, nothing untasteful.Some Foul Language.


    6. This could have been a great book, however as with every single mystery novel I've read written by an older man, this falls into the same bullshit trope of the younger woman 'falling in love' with the older, middle aged guy. I'm sick of this gross male fantasy being played out in literature, it really needs to stop. This book could have flourished, but unfortunately that unnecessary "plot device" totally ruined it for me.


    7. This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- Jack Till is a retired LAPD homicide detective turned P.I. Six years ago, he helped a woman named Wendy Harper vanish from the face of the Earth. She'd been horribly beaten and was afraid that next time she wouldn't survive, and neither would her loved ones. But now, for reasons unknown, someone has framed her former business partner/fiancé for her murder. It's clearly a trap set for her, but the only way to prove his innocence is to prov [...]


    8. I liked this book. I got interested in the characters and there was a high level of suspense throughout the book via plot twists and turns to keep me interested. I absolutely loved the ending and wonder if there will be a sequel? If there is, I will definitely read it.


    9. I'll give it a four, maybe three and a half. Characters certainly well developed, but we don't like very many of them. A few character inconsistencies did take away some of the enjoyment, but overall it was a pretty good read.


    10. I would've given 3.75 stars if fractional rating would be an option.This is another good book, a motion picture type of book, full of action, suspense, and interesting characters offering plenty of twists and turns to the story.If you like this style, it will worth your time


    11. If you love Perry's Jane Whitefield novels, you will like Silence. While Silence is not on a par with any of the exceptional Whitefield novels, it is a very good read in its own right. Recommended.


    12. Okay meandering chase thrillerThis book has some of the Thomas Perry formula, but did not keep me enthralled the way some of the Butcher's Boy series did. There just seems to be lots of holes in the story. Do husbands and children of many years make bargains to go off with paid wife surrogates on the other side of the country? Do paid wife surrogates hang around for years waiting in case a chance comes along? Can't witness statements be taken in any city? Overall it was a good yarn but only 3 st [...]


    13. What a cracking read this was! Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear 6 years ago & now he needs to find her& this could so easily have been the whole story, Jack tracking down Wendy & trying to get her to safety but instead we also get the story of Paul & Sylvie Turner - the two assassins who are also hunting Wendy. In fact I enjoyed the background of how they became assassins & their side of the story more than that of Jack & Wendy's!The two stories running alongside r [...]


    14. A crime drama with interesting characters. The author does a good job using flashbacks and mental dialogue to develop these characters. Each one is quite unique. However, there are times when I fell like they are the same character describing different life stories. The character motives are quite different, yet at their core they are all insecure and selfish. Perhaps that is what the author intended. The fine line between killer and protector may be in how we choose to think about our experienc [...]


    15. This book has definitely more Villains than Hero'sEven our Hero is damaged goods in this story and so is our damsel in distress even if we don't learn her shortcomings until the end of the book. Jack Tiller helps a battered Woman disappear, just to find himself in a situation to having to find her years later. With 4 + Villains hot on their trail Jack is trying to stay one step ahead.There is plenty of suspense and action in this book. I did not regret reading the book but it didn't make me want [...]


    16. Thos Perry is one of the best if not the best IMO murder mystery writers. Loved this story of a victim going into hiding with our detective's help, only to require finding again to avoid having an innocent charged with her murder. The nuanced characters are appealing and believable, even the uni-dimensional bad guys are intriguing, the setting memorable, and the story gripping.


    17. Interesting. Fast read because it moved quickly, even through the excessive number of killings. The amount of death overwhelmed me, yet I kept reading. In part because the characters were important to the story, not just the plot. The characters were all quite well developed, with only one exception (who the exception was I will not say. No need).



    18. Hard to put down, kept me turning the pages! Great twists and turns, especially near the end. Loved the husband and wife hitman team, enough that I'd love to read a sequel focused on them.


    19. This book started out well, but by the end had so many plot holes and those holes kept getting bigger. By the end I just wanted everyone, including the main characters, to die.




    20. The first Thomas Perry book I read was Pursuit, a sort of hunter-vs-hunter story pitting one hitman against another - it was not the only time I've found myself wondering about the dark heart of the novelist himself. The book that made his name, The Butcher's Boy, is the story of a killer whose employers decide he has become a liability and put out a contract on him; Perry's Jane Whitefield series, about a woman who acts as a sort of freelance witness protection program, explores shadowy avenues [...]


    21. Not his best. This one dragged on way past its The End date. Perry did a great job with Sylvie Turner's POV, showing her insecurities. She was more interesting than the main character, who had the passion of a soggy sponge. Way too many deep backstory trips, most of them ruining the narrative pace.Skim a couple of hundred pages and you might enjoy this one.


    22. After release in 1982, Thomas Perry's "The Butcher's Boy" became a cult classic - the tale of a steely-eyed assassin double-crossed and out for revenge. And while a couple of follow-on efforts didn't quite do it for me ("Sleeping Dogs", "Pursuit"), the cynically dark humor and credible suspense is back with full impact in "Silence", a well-crafted and highly original crime yarn proving again that when it comes to contract killers, Perry knows his craft. Jack Till is the formulaic SoCal ex-cop ma [...]


    23. I don't think Thomas Perry is capable of writing a bad book. Although I'm particularly partial to his Jane Whitefield series--I could have kissed him when he brought her back after *years*--I've enjoyed many of his other novels as well. Silence is a good read and offers the usual benefits of a Perry thriller. There is a lot of running, hiding, and outwitting bad guys, including a lot of tips that make you think Perry probably would be pretty good at hiding people in real life. I have no idea if [...]


    24. In the latest LA Weekly Literary Supplement, Thomas Perry wrote an essay In a Jam: How Suspense Keeps the Novel on Edge.Here's the first part:Suspense isn’t a pleasant sensation. We go to great lengths to manage our lives in ways that will keep us from having to go through periods of uncertainty — particularly when it’s prolonged, and when the stakes are high. But in reading fiction, especially a novel, we crave this sensation of increasing tension, and the higher the stakes, the better. W [...]


    25. Silence was an enjoyable thriller, with a few annoyances in the female characters.Thomas Perry is known for writing stories about someone leading people into hiding and into new lives in his Jane Whitefield books. Silence has an interesting twist-- Jack Till coached Wendy Harper in the skills she would need to successfully disappear 6 years ago. Now, he needs to find her, and must unravel the steps she took.The book switches between views of Jack (& Wendy) and that of Sylvie (& Paul) Tur [...]


    26. A chance encounter with The Boyfriend put Thomas Perry on my radar screen. I am not sure how or why I have missed this Edgar Award winning writer of nineteen books, but I am truly glad to have now met his acquaintance.Silence like the Boy Friend features Jack Till, retired homicide dick and current private eye. It is a tale of secrets, some of them Jack's. But the biggest secrets belong to Wendy Harper, a young restauranteur Till taught how to make herself invisible after an attack by a murderou [...]


    27. If you don’t like books with lots of bloodshed, Silence isn’t for you. The body count is high.I read this book, the first in the Jack Till series, after I read The Boyfriend. This book explained a lot of things that were a little vague in that one, but had I read Silence first, I doubt that I would have read The Boyfriend.I wanted to rate this book 4 stars but I couldn't for three reasons:1/Perry includes a lot of backstory on all the major characters. Some of it is important, but much of it [...]


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