Poison Flower

Poison Flower

A Jane Whitefield Novel

Book - 2012
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Poison Flower , the seventh novel in Thomas Perry's celebrated Jane Whitefield series, opens as Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife's murder, out of the heavily guarded criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles. 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 really killed Shelby's wife. He believes he won't be safe until Shelby is dead, and his men will do anything to force Jane to reveal Shelby's hiding place. But Jane endures their torment, and is willing to die rather than betray Shelby. Jane manages to escape but she is alone, wounded, thousands of miles from home with no money and no identification, hunted by the police as well as her captors. She must rejoin Shelby, reach his sister before the hunters do, and get them both to safety.

In this unrelenting, breathtaking cross-country battle, Jane survives by relying on the traditions of her Seneca ancestors. When at last Jane turns to fight, her enemies face a cunning and ferocious warrior who has one weapon that they don't.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802126054
0802126057
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 24 cm.

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reallywellread
Mar 06, 2017

i agree about favorite assassin. within the first few pages of "the butcher's boy," i was rooting for him. i wonder why. he had definitely murdered people.

i want to hear more about him.

has perry written anything else about him? i'm working myself back in time with novels i have not read yet.

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7626dee
Sep 07, 2016

The Butcher Boy was my favorite assassin and Jane Whitfield my favorite "guide". Unfortunately Perry has morphed my favorite guide into a vigilante and assassin so she is not nearly as much fun to follow. I think Perry needs a new character to develop as Jane is worn out.

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nannerl
Oct 28, 2014

I finished the book, but not sure why. I think I kept waiting for something that never happened. Like clarity and direction. Lots of improbable scenarios. Lots of irrelevant detail. Choppy writing. While the concept of "Jane" is interesting, this story was not very satisfying.

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bridge1
Jun 24, 2013

The main character is a Jack Reacher. She is every bit as good as he is as she helps people. I like this character!

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shanauer
Jun 19, 2012

Thomas Perry. Sigh. Why do you wait so long to tell us what Jane has been up to? I love this series (and all of his earlier books, too). Love her kick-ass ways.

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StephenB
Jun 07, 2012

I like Perry's books, and I've read all but 1 or 2 of them since discovering his work a couple of years ago. I think this is one of his weaker efforts. The characters Jane assists are given interesting backstories, but then nothing is done with them. The story veers off into Jane dealing with some violent but not ultimately very formidable pursuers, and the climactic confrontation seemed a little perfunctory to me. I also didn't care for the torture sequence at all. Followers of the Jane Whitefield series may be interested by the depiction of strains in her marriage. Perry is a terrific suspense writer but I thought this novel routine at best.

MQUEY Jun 01, 2012

Fantastic Book. The book started slow but got better in the middle of the book. Highly recommend this book if you are into mystery/drama/crime fiction that involves how to survive. Survival of the fittest.

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deRougemont
May 28, 2012

Thomas Perry is a master of crime fiction and the Jane Whitefield series of books are among his best. The central character, Jane Whitefield is a contemporary Seneca "warrior" who helps those whose lives are in danger and who have run out of options, to disappear. Engaging characters, devious plotting and quietly building tension are hallmarks of this book, the series and of Perry's other work.

(Staff) Kyla Zerbes May 14, 2012

Great entry in the series! It's good to see she's not infallible but still manages to get the job done.

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