Silence (Jack Till #1)
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,...more
In the book, secrets were resurrected and individuals needed to be put to silence.
Jack Till and Wendy Harper must do any and everything to stay alive. Assassins are hired! No one could be trusted and no one was safe, but why?
Wendy Harper needed to disappear because someone wanted to kill her. Jack Till ex-cop did everything to ensure her safety. He taught her how to disappear from sight and to constantly change identit...more
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...more
I really liked it. It has a good plot and momentum that keeps you hooked through the long (entertaining) reading. If we compare it with Jane Whitefield series, it surely contains less details depicting the how-to-lure-and-escape kind of action moments. But, it has some passages and the dialogues among the couple-hero and couple anti-hero are good, with the later really impressive. Mrs. Turner keep...more
Jack Till, retired cop turned private detective, needs to find former client Wendy Harper, to keep a man from being tried for her murder. Once he has found her he needs to protect her from tango dancing contract killers Sylvia and Paul Turner. Turn and dip, Till and Harper dance away from close encoun...more
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...more
An Edgar Award-winning author, Thomas Perry (best known for his Jane Whitefield series) knows how to keep the plot moving, and his readers guessing. In his 15th novel, he devotes much of the book to tales of the rival hunters, switching back and forth as both Jack and the married assassins slowly close in on their prey. A couple of reviewers found the pacing a bit slow and the novel overlong. They praised, however, the flashbacks focusing on Jack's daughter and the characterizations of the tango...more
Jack Till, a retired cop turned PI, helps Wendy Harper disappear. Then 6 years later, someone is trying to frame Eric Fuller, Harper's business partner for her murder. To prove Fuller's innocence, Till has to find Harper, but assassins Paul and Syl...more
Jack Till is the formulaic SoCal ex-cop ma...more
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. We love...more
Perry, Thomas – Standalone
Harcourt, Inc., 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780151012893
First Sentence: The small neon light outside that said BANQUE was turned off.
*** Ex-cop turned PI Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear after having been beat nearly to death. Her former lover and business partner has been arrested for her murder. The only way to prove him innocent is to prove Wendy is still alive. He’s not the only one looking for her. Paul and S...more
The premise of the book is that a woman who saw the face and knew the first name of a man she suspected of committing a crime is badly beaten, nearly killed but the killer is interrupted. She becomes understandably frightened and hires a PI to help her disappe...more
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